Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor Tom Corbett (R) is anti-choice.
- The Pennsylvania House is anti-choice.
- The Pennsylvania Senate is mixed-choice.
Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay
Pennsylvania law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
Counseling Ban/Gag Rule
Pennsylvania prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from counseling or referring women for abortion services.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Pennsylvania funds CPCs directly and refers women to CPCs.
Insurance Prohibition for Abortion
Pennsylvania restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
Other Anti-Choice Law
Pennsylvania law includes a strongly anti-choice policy statement.
Public Facilities Restriction
Pennsylvania prohibits the use of some public facilities for abortion services.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
Pennsylvania allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Pennsylvania restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion
Pennsylvania law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
Pennsylvania subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
OTHER RELEVANT LAWS
Post-Viability Abortion Restriction
Pennsylvania restricts post-viability abortion.