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Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates Executive Director Signe Espinoza responded to the Supreme Court of the United States’ decision today on abortion rights.
“Roe vs Wade was a landmark decision in abortion rights and access to medical care,” said Espinoza. “Today’s decision threatens those most basic freedoms, invades our privacy, and questions our autonomy. This decision allows states far more control over our bodies, but right now, abortion remains legal in Pennsylvania and PPPA will fight to keep it that way.”
“Furthermore, PPPA is going to continue its advocacy to make abortion accessible to every Pennsylvanian who needs one,” Espinoza went on. “The right to an abortion is meaningless unless it is possible to get one and for those enrolled in Medicaid, coverage for abortion is denied. We expect the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to hear a case this fall challenging that coverage ban. We’ve come too far to go back to pre-1973 unsafe health care, and we must continue the charge forward, not only for legality but for accessibility.”
“The Dobbs decision is disappointing, but it is not the end. Extremists may seek to control our bodies, but we won’t go back – we can’t.”
For more information on PPPA and access to abortion care in Pennsylvania, please visit our website.
ABOUT PLANNED PARENTHOOD PENNSYLVANIA ADVOCATES
Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates (PPPA) 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 affiliates in Pennsylvania, through electoral and advocacy campaigns, lobbying, and organizing.