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PENNSYLVANIA — Today, Planned Parenthood Votes (PPV) is celebrating wins for Pennsylvanians’ reproductive freedom, including the election of champions Sen.-elect John Fetterman and Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro. Up and down the ballot, Pennsylvania voters put their overwhelming support for abortion access into action. In addition to wins for Fetterman and Shapiro, voters delivered additional pro-abortion rights seats in the state House and maintained seats in the state Senate. Gov.-elect Shapiro and the state legislature now have opportunities to not only protect but expand abortion access in Pennsylvania. 

Statement from Breana Ross, Campaigns Director, Planned Parenthood Votes in Pennsylvania:

“Pennsylvanians have sent a resounding message that politicians have no place in their medical decisions. Planned Parenthood Votes congratulates Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro, Sen.-elect John Fetterman, and champions for reproductive freedom across Pennsylvania, including the thousands of voters who turned out to protect their communities. This campaign was won at doors and on phones, at kitchen tables and on screens. At every opportunity, Pennsylvanians made clear that they know what is best for their own bodies and lives. And at the ballot box, they rejected extremists who would ban abortion and take away their right to determine their own futures.”

Voters across Pennsylvania turned out in record numbers for a midterm election because they knew that their right to control their own bodies and lives depends on who is in office. Exit polling showed that abortion was the top issue driving Pennsylvanians to the polls, a finding that reflected what PPV canvassers in Pennsylvania heard at doors throughout election season. For Pennsylvania voters, and voters across the country, this election was not an abstract fight about social issues. It was about bread-and-butter issues that affect all Pennsylvanians, regardless of their race, income, or zip code — including abortion access.

By running a strong program that reached people primarily in the critical voting regions of Allegheny and Bucks counties, PPV motivated abortion-rights voters to turn out. By the numbers, PPV’s Pennsylvania campaign notched: 

  • 200,000 Pennsylvania voters reached, through field, mail, and phone to elect champions up and down the ballot in the 2022 election;
  • 94,000 voters’ doors knocked in Bucks and Allegheny counties; 
  • 32,000 pieces of mail sent to 130,000 voters across the state; and 
  • 9,000 calls made to 5,300 voters. 

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Planned Parenthood Votes is an independent expenditure political committee registered with the Federal Election Commission.

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