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Pennsylvania House advances bill on handling fetal remains

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is vowing to veto the bill if it makes it to his desk. Supporters say the measure would give a couple who has lost a child options that may help them grieve.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Bills to restrict abortion, expand gun rights start in state House

In the House Health Committee on Tuesday, Republicans passed two bills to further restrict abortion rights. One would restrict abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. The other bill would prohibit an abortion on the basis of a Down syndrome diagnosis.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

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Updated: March 26, 2021 | 4:13 pm

Pennsylvania court again backs limits on abortion coverage

The lawsuit, filed in 2019, is asking courts to order the state’s Medicaid program to begin covering abortions, without restriction.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Supreme Court won’t hear PA abortion clinic free speech case

The appeals court said the city can restrict congregating, picketing, patrolling and demonstrating in the immediate vicinity of clinics, but the zone restrictions do not apply to “calm and peaceful” one-on-one conversations by anti-abortion activists seeking to speak with women entering a clinic.

By The Associated Press

Ginsburg’s death a ‘pivot point’ for abortion rights, advocates say

Without Ginsburg’s reliable liberal vote there are fears about the future of Roe v. Wade