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Tell the Pennsylvania Legislature to Stop Throwing Women in Jail for Abortion

Because of terrible anti-choice restrictions in PA, a woman didn't have any choice but to buy her daughter the abortion pill online. Now, she's facing prison time. Sign the petition to the Pennsylvania legislature to stop throwing family members in prison and expand women's reproductive freedoms.

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Why are specific laws needed to address violence directed at reproductive-health providers and their patients?

Women and abortion providers’ painful, real-world experiences have shown that general laws prohibiting violence and intimidation do not provide sufficient protection against the unlawful and often violent tactics used by some opponents of choice to harass the patients and staff at health centers. Laws protecting women and providers from violence and intimidation are critical to preserving the right to choose and ensuring that reproductive-health clinics remain operable.

Current State Laws

16 states and the District of Columbia have laws that protect health-care facilities, providers, and/or patients from blockades, harassment, and/or other violence: CA, CO, CT, DC, KS, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NY, NC, OR, WA, WI.

  • 3 of these states have buffer zones that protect patients and clinic personnel from unwanted harassment within specified distances from clinics: CO, MA, MT.

2013 Enacted State Legislation

1 state enacted 1 law protecting health-care facilities, providers, and/or patients from blockades, harassment, and/or other violence: CA.

View a map of all states with Protection Against Clinic Violence.

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