Democratic Governor Josh Shapiro: Reproductive Health Care Remains Legal and Available in Pennsylvania

The state’s new website, Freedom to Choose, provides critical information for women seeking reproductive health care.
Photo courtesy of Josh Shapiro Facebook page.

Women seeking accurate and up-to-date information about reproductive health care in Pennsylvania need look no further than the Commonwealth’s new Freedom to Choose website.

On Monday, Shapiro appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss how Pennsylvania is protecting a woman’s right to choose and to announce the online health care guide.

READ: Pennsylvania Abortion Clinics Are Seeing An Influx Of Out-Of-State Patients Seeking Abortion Care

The website’s launch closely coincided with the controversial ruling of U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk in Amarillo, Texas to eliminate access to mifepristone, one of two drugs used to terminate a pregnancy.

“Your rights and freedoms here in Pennsylvania have not changed — you can get a safe, legal medication abortion using mifepristone in our Commonwealth,” said Democratic Governor Shapiro in a press release.

READ: These Bucks County Lawmakers Voted To Ban Abortion In The PA Constitution

Part of a nationwide Reproductive Freedom Alliance to safeguard abortion access and protect abortion providers, the website details critical information for women seeking care including finding a provider and funding options for treatment.

“My Administration is exploring every possible action we can take to keep medication abortion accessible, expand access to reproductive care, and continue safeguarding the freedom to choose — including defending abortion access as a party to Friday’s federal court ruling in Washington state under the leadership of Attorney General Michelle Henry,” Shapiro said.

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Jenny Stephens

Jenny Stephens is a freelance journalist who has written for a variety of publications, including The Reporter. An avid collector of all things vintage, she resides in the Philadelphia area.

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