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Pennsylvania Supreme Court opens the door to public funding for abortion

Posted on AllSides January 30th, 2024
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The Commonwealth Court had previously dismissed the lawsuit in 2021 on the grounds that it was bound by Pennsylvania Supreme Court precedent; the state Supreme Court had previously upheld the abortion restrictions in 1985. The majority ruling this week found that Pennsylvania’s law barring public funds for most abortions “discriminates against those women who choose to exercise their fundamental right to terminate a pregnancy” and that abortion providers have standing to sue the state over the policy. The ruling does not immediately change abortion policy in Pennsylvania. Rather, the state...

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