By Dwight Evans
Recently, we witnessed a victory ruling on the most important Supreme Court abortion case in decades — a decision that overturned a Texas law that had forced over half of the state’s health care clinics to close and threatened to open the door for dangerous restrictions around the nation.
Fortunately, our progressive leaders on the Supreme Court fought back and while this is a huge victory for women’s health care, our fight isn’t over yet. Here in Pennsylvania, Republicans are pushing for legislation that’s even more extreme than the law overturned in Texas.
It should only be up to a woman to decide her own personal health care decisions — if you agree, add your name and stand with those who oppose HB1948.
HB1948 would prevent doctors from informing patients about all their options and force women to carry a pregnancy to term with no chance of survival — and it prohibits a woman’s right to have an abortion, even in the case of rape or incest.
These archaic restrictions have already been shown to disproportionately affect women of color and low-income communities — where they are forced to spend more time and more resources they don’t have for restricted access to health care centers.
When the state Senate returns in September, the most restrictive anti-choice bill in the country could be up for a vote. Add your name and tell the state Senate to reject HB1948.
I’ll always be a leader who stands with Pennsylvania women and will fight to expand access to health care centers and protect a woman’s right to choose.