Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Act Protects Women's Rights, Expands Access

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Act Protects Women's Rights, Expands Access

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Steve Kelley's Feb. 1 political cartoon depicting a woman from "the left" asking a pregnant woman in her third trimester about her "decision date" is a gross misrepresentation of New York's recent passage of the Reproductive Health Act and similar bills emerging nationwide. In truth, this act protects existing abortion rights and expands access to abortion when a woman's life is in danger and in cases when the fetus has anomalies incompatible with life.

As comprehensive reproductive health care providers, we care for women every day, each with her own story. We care for the woman with the late diagnosis that her baby will never survive outside the womb. We care for the woman who was sexually assaulted. We care for the woman with heart failure, whose pregnancy could kill her. We care for the woman who is struggling to provide for her current children. …

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