On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-3 ruling in the abortion facility medical standards case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Deirdre McQuade, assistant director for pro-life communications at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life
The last weeks of session in the Pennsylvania Legislature saw much activity on the issues of concern to Pennsylvania’s Catholics. We offer our sincere thanks for your efforts this year, and we offer an update below. The staff of the PCC wishes you and your family a very Merry Christm
We often hear abortion referred to as an issue of women’s health. However, in Pennsylvania, freestanding abortion clinics are not subject to the same health standards as other ambulatory surgical facilities. Simply put, the current law favors the abortion industry, not women’s health.
How many examples of a lack of respect for women will we need before it is clear that abortion clinics should be regulated like other ambulatory surgical facilities? Lax, inconsistent standards allowed for the existence of the horrific abortion clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadel
The start of the 2011-2012 Pennsylvania legislative session saw movement on several pieces of pro-life legislation. Given the fact that Pennsylvania boasts a pro-life governor and a pro-life majority in the House and the Senate, the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) is hopeful th
The deaths of one woman and seven newborn babies in the Philadelphia abortion clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell have many asking how Pennsylvania should respond. One proposal, House Bill 574, aims to improve oversight of abortion clinics by holding them to the same fire and safety standard
House Bill 574, sponsored by Representative Matt Baker (R-Tioga), would hold abortion facilities to the same standards as other freestanding ambulatory surgical facilities. While HB 574 would not bring an end to abortion in Pennsylvania, this bill would ensure that health regulation
With a vote of 19-4, the House Health Committee passed legislation yesterday that seeks to put an end to atrocities such as those alleged to have taken place at the Philadelphia abortion clinic run by Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Dr. Gosnell is charged eight counts of murder including seven ne