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The American Health Care Act passed the U.S. House by a vote of 217 to 213. (USCapitol/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The American Health Care Act that passed the House on Thursday would still cost millions their health insurance. That's the assessment of its opponents. The vote was close, just 217 to 213. And despite promises to improve upon earlier versions that failed to come to a v

Planned Parenthood says polls show 75 percent of Americans oppose defunding. (The All-Nite Images/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The state Senate's Finance Committee this week approved a bill that could effectively defund Planned Parenthood clinics in Pennsylvania. Supporters of Senate Bill 300 say it would only affect the one-third of Planned Parenthood clinics that include abortion services onsite.

A state investigation found Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania does not donate, buy or sell fetal tissue. Credit: Planned Parenthood.

YORK, Pa. – As abortion opponents threaten federal and state funding cuts, supporters of Planned Parenthood rallied at the organization's York Medical Center Thursday morning. The release of a video by an anti-abortion group, which allegedly shows Planned Parenthood officials at an unnamed lo

GRAPHIC: Medicaid is 50 years old, and many are praising its impact on Pennsylvania children. Graphic courtesy Center on Budget Policies and Priorities.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Medicaid turns 50 years old this week, and the impact it's had on the lives of children in Pennsylvania and around the nation is being praised, both by advocates and academics. Nearly half of Pennsylvania's children receive services though the healthcare program, created pri

Opinions vary among Americans as to whether there will be wider implications to Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling allowing companies to use religious objections to avoid paying for contraceptive coverage. Photo courtesy of Kevin Connors / Morguefile.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - As the dust clears from this week's Supreme Court decision letting companies use religious objections to avoid paying for contraceptive coverage, what remains unclear is how that ruling will play out in Pennsylvania. Concerns are being raised over the impact Tuesday's ruling could

HARRISBURG, Penn. - Comprehensive sex education in Pennsylvania may be headed for a vote in the full House soon, for the first time ever. A House committee this week passed the Healthy Youth Act, which would require that schools give students age-appropriate information about pregnancy prevention an

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Behind the yelling and finger-pointing at recent Pennsylvania town hall meetings on health care reform are a number of issues, including whether there's a place in a reformed system for reproductive health care for women. Sari Stevens, a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Penns

YORK, Pa. - Sexually active teens are using contraceptives less. A new study by The Guttmacher Institute has found that some gains made in the 1990s convincing teens to use protection have waned in recent years. Planned Parenthood officials in Pennsylvania have an idea why and what can be done about

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