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Mississippi 15-week ban case considered by U.S. Supreme Court — a direct challenge to Roe v Wade

HARRISBURG, PA — Today, the Supreme Court is hearing Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a 15-week abortion ban case — and a direct challenge to Roe v Wade. 

The ruling of this case would cause a ripple effect of abortion bans across the country. Half of the states in the U.S. are poised to ban abortion entirely if the Court overturns Roe — leaving people across the South and Midwest without access to care.

Planned Parenthood Association of Pennsylvania (PPAP), Planned Parenthood Keystone (PPKey), Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania (PPSP), and Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania (PPWP) are joining partner organizations and other Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country by hosting demonstrations in multiple Pennsylvania cities to show what we know to be true: Abortion is essential. 

Our events will take place in Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. And, a mobile billboard will be traveling around Philadelphia throughout the day to accompany our efforts in making our message clear.

“We are a state with some abortion access in limited areas, with a limited number of providers,” said Signe Espinoza, PPAP Executive Director. “The results of this SCOTUS case could put pressure on the entire abortion access network throughout the country — including Pennsylvania.”

Let’s be clear about who is harmed the most by abortion restrictions and bans: women, Black, Indigenous and other people of color, the LGBTQI+ community, immigrants, young people, those working to make ends meet, and people with disabilities.

Together, we can fight back against anti-abortion legislation and work towards a future where everyone has access to the care they deserve.



Planned Parenthood Association of Pennsylvania (PPAP) exists to create a Pennsylvania where sexual and reproductive healthcare, including abortion, is accessible, affordable, and affirming for all. We achieve this, in partnership with the 3 Planned Parenthood health center affiliates in Pennsylvania, through educational outreach and organizing.