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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

82 percent of Pennsylvania counties have no abortion provider

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Tom Corbett (R) is anti-choice.

Legislature

  • The Pennsylvania House is anti-choice.
  • The Pennsylvania Senate is mixed-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

Pennsylvania law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Counseling Ban/Gag Rule

Pennsylvania prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from counseling or referring women for abortion services.
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Pennsylvania funds CPCs directly and refers women to CPCs.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

Pennsylvania restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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Public Facilities Restriction

Pennsylvania prohibits the use of some public facilities for abortion services.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Pennsylvania allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Pennsylvania restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Pennsylvania law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Pennsylvania subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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PRO-CHOICE LAWS

Emergency Contraception

Pennsylvania law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Pennsylvania provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Pennsylvania restricts post-viability abortion.
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