The fight for abortion rights now rests on our state elections

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On Monday night our biggest fears were confirmed. Leaked reporting revealed that the Supreme Court of the United States plans to overturn 50 years of precedent in order to strip Americans of our reproductive rights. While the decision is not final, the language used by Justice Alito in the majority opinion draft makes one thing crystal clear: this is about putting an end to safe, legal abortion. 

States are already feeling the ramifications, as Republicans mobilize towards a nationwide abortion ban. In 2022 alone, 536 abortion restrictions have been introduced in 42 states. 

States like Texas are offering bounties to anyone who will sue their neighbors for helping someone get an abortion after six weeks –  which is before most people even realize they are pregnant. 

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Half of the country – 26 states – is positioned to have abortion bans go into effect once Roe v. Wade is overturned, leaving necessary health care out of reach for 36 million people. While horrifying, this is what we are expecting the GOP to continue pushing across the country.  

Here in Pennsylvania the trend continues as our general assembly (currently

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