Despite push from Republican lawmakers, Wolf vetoes Down syndrome abortion ban

Despite push from Republican lawmakers, Wolf vetoes Down syndrome abortion ban

Despite approval from a Republican-controlled legislature, Pennsylvania’s top executive has vetoed a bill that would have banned abortions based on a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis.


The Senate approved House Bill 321 mostly along party lines Wednesday as Republican lawmakers looked to add a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis to the list of reasons women may not receive an abortion in Pennsylvania. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Debate over government’s role in health care reignited with advancement of abortion ban, perinatal hospice care bills

Debate over government’s role in health care reignited with advancement of abortion ban, perinatal hospice care bills

The General Assembly acted on a series of bills Monday that have reignited a debate over abortion and how involved the government should be in reproductive care.  

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted on Monday to advance two bills to the Senate floor — one that would ban abortions based on a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis and another that would require doctors to inform women with unviable pregnancies of perinatal hospice care options. 
Monday, November 18, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
House passes state repealer bill after key Republicans vote yes

House passes state repealer bill after key Republicans vote yes

When House Republicans advanced a sweeping regulatory reform package in the spring, one bill was missing. That bill, House Bill 1055, would create a state office tasked with identifying regulations to repeal — something Democrats decried and Republicans praised.

 

And while the bill looked certain to pass, a 100-97 vote fell short of the constitutional majority needed to pass, calling the bill’s future into question. But a motion to reconsider on Tuesday resurrected the bill, which, this time, passed the House with enough votes.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

From Pennsylvanians getting ready to see yet another raise in toll prices to one state legislator pushing to ban non-disclosure agreements relating to sexual assault in the workplace to a meeting on the 2020 census. 

Thursday, July 18, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: Klunk joins The PLS Reporter to talk about legislation banning non-disclosure agreements related to sexual harassment

VIDEO: Klunk joins The PLS Reporter to talk about legislation banning non-disclosure agreements related to sexual harassment

Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York) sat down with The PLS Reporter to talk about her legislation that would ban companies from requiring an employee to sign a non-disclosure agreement relating to sexual harassment as a condition for getting a job or at any point during their job. 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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