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Pennsylvania Kicks Off Fadiman’s Choice At Risk Film Screening Tour

September 24, 2012


We’ve Had Enough PA, September 24, 2012 Following a series of pre-launch screenings in Nevada and California, we’re excited to announce that documentary filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman will kick off a five-state, fall 2012 Choice at Risk film-screening tour with a gathering on Sept. 27th in Philadelphia sponsored by Pennsylvanians for Choice. The tour, facilitated by […]

Pennsylvania Senate Candidate: Daughter’s Out-Of-Wedlock Pregnancy ‘Similar’ To Rape

August 28, 2012


Talking Points Memo, August 28, 2012 by Eric Kleefeld Pennsylvania Senate candidate Tom Smith is the latest Republican to bungle a response to Missouri Rep. Todd Akin’s controversial comment about rape and pregnancy. “What that congressman said I do not agree with at all. He should have never said anything like that,” Smith told reporters […]

Warning to Women: Don’t Say Vagina in the Michigan House and Don’t Sit at the Men-Only Table in Philly’s Union League

June 17, 2012


Forbes, June 17, 2012 by Anne Doyle I’m still flabbergasted over two astonishing, recent incidents — one triggered by a Michigan legislator who dared to use the word “vagina” during a floor debate over proposed regulation of female bodies, and the other, which I personally witnessed, involving a dues-paying member of Philadelphia’s Union League being ordered to move […]

Planned Parenthood In Pennsylvania May Be Defunded

May 22, 2012


Huffington Post, May 22, 2012 by Laura Bassett Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will introduce legislation on Wednesday that would defund Planned Parenthood, adding his state to a list of four others that have pending bills to strip public funds from the family planning provider. Metcalfe’s bill, the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act, […]

Pennsylvania governor: Forced ultrasounds are ‘the way to go’

May 2, 2012


The Raw Story, May 2, 2012 by David Edwards Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is asserting that forced ultrasounds are “the way to go” if they stop women from having abortions. Corbett had been criticized for supporting one of the most restrictive anti-abortion bills in the country because he said that women could just “close […]

PA: Unite Against War on Women targets women’s rights with rally at Capitol

April 28, 2012

0, April 28, 2012 by Sue Gleiter Some of them pounded plastic buckets with drum sticks. Others danced to Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind.” They carried homemade signs emblazoned with messages such as “Gov. Corbett Open Your Eyes. Start Packing” and “We’ve Come a Long Way Baby and We’re Not Going Back.” Protestors take […]

From the Frontlines of the War on Women

April 24, 2012


Huffington Post, April 24, 2012 by Dave Helfert Chinese military strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu said, “All war is deception.” In 2012, Republicans have gone him one better. They’re denying the existence of a war while they’re actively waging it. The Republican War on Women. That’s what Democrats call an onslaught of legislation in state […]

Women under attack in Pa.

April 15, 2012

0, April 15, 2012 by Michelle Vaughn Michele Vaughn is chair of the Chester County Democratic Committee Women are under attack in Pennsylvania. At a time when our governor and our legislature should be fixing unemployment, improving education, and repairing our crumbling infrastructure, they have instead focused their political and personal agenda on attacking women’s […]

Update on Forced Ultrasound Laws

April 12, 2012


RH Reality Check Tumblr Blog, April 12, 2012 Virginia is now the 8th state with forced ultrasounds before abortion. When it passed its law, it joined Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Texas has the harshest forced ultrasound law currently in effect. As Andrea Grimes reported, “Texas has the most extreme law that’s […]

Pennsylvania Forced Ultrasound Bill Officially Kaput, At Least for this Year

April 10, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 10, 2012 by Robin Marty We’ve learned better during the 2012 legislative session to call a bill dead before it is completely gone.  Some, like the Idaho ultrasound bill, seem gone only to make one more brief appearance when they think everyone has stopped paying attention, and so require a second […]

Measure to curb abortion on hold

April 7, 2012


Centre Daily Times, April 6, 2012 by Jessica VanderKolk A state House bill requiring an ultrasound for women seeking an abortion was pulled from the voting calendar, but that hasn’t stopped the outcry against the issue and continued debate. The bill, introduced by Republican Rep. Kathy Rapp, was co-sponsored by Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Bellefonte. Called […]

Women are under attack in Pennsylvania

April 4, 2012


Mainline Media News, April 4, 2012 by Michele Vaughn At a time when our governor and our legislature should be fixing unemployment, improving education and repairing our crumbling infrastructure, they have instead focused their political and personal agenda on attacking women’s rights foremost: by introducing House Bill 1077, one of the most appalling and reprehensible […]

Vagina enters stage left — or is it right?

March 28, 2012


CNN, March 28, 2012 by Wayne Drash If anyone is comfortable speaking openly and boldly about women’s bodies, it’s Eve Ensler. The playwright and activist behind “The Vagina Monologues” has been at it for years. So when she watches American politics of late — especially the conversations swirling around women’s reproductive rights — she feels […]

PA Senator Counters Ultrasound with Erectile Bill

March 21, 2012


NBC Philadelphia, March 21, 2012 by Associated Press A Pennsylvania senator said Tuesday he plans to introduce a bill next week to require prostate exams, cardiac stress tests and sex therapy for men seeking treatment for erectile dysfunction. Sen. Larry Farnese, D-Philadelphia, said he is suggesting the measure to show how ridiculous he thinks it […]

Change Is A-Coming (Or, as They Say in Oklahoma, “If I Wanted Government in My Womb, I’d F*ck a Senator”)

March 2, 2012


RH Reality Check, March 2, 2012 by Jennifer Dalven I am so excited I am beside myself. I’m a long-time reproductive health advocate looking at politicians around the country lining up to make it harder for a woman to get birth control, to defund Planned Parenthood, and to set up demeaning and obstructive roadblocks for […]