PA Women’s Health Caucus urges Biden administration to restore Title X mandate

(Mar 04, 2021)

The letter from WHC co-chairs Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, Rep. Morgan Cephas, D-Phila., Sen. Amanda Cappelletti, D-Montgomery/Delaware, and Sen. Judy Schwank, D-Berks, strongly supports reinstatement of the regulations that governed the Title X program before 2019. Read more

 

Free the nipple — and free moms from breastfeeding pressure | Opinion

(Mar 01, 2021)

Parents, caregivers, employers, and medical practitioners need a real understanding of how difficult breastfeeding can be. Read more

 

Covid-19 Is ‘Probably Going to End My Career’

(Feb 25, 2021)

Being a nurse was already hard. But in the pandemic, it’s become almost impossible. Read more

 

Pa. Dems were right: It’s time for lawmakers to prioritize women’s, family health | Opinion

(Feb 16, 2021)

It is time to prioritize the health of Pennsylvania residents by passing proactive bills that will positively impact their lives and guarantee access to affordable birth control and information and medical care for all reproductive health options. Read more

 

Let’s work for – not against – women’s health in 2021-22

(Feb 11, 2021)

In the Women’s Health Caucus, we listen to women. We know that whether Republican, Democrat, Independent or other; whether wealthy, poor or middle class; whether residing in the city, the suburbs or rural Pennsylvania; whether young or old; there are real issues affecting women’s free choice, financial well-being and life itself. Read more

 

PA Women's Health Caucus chairs respond to Joint Policy Hearing on Maternal Health

(Feb 10, 2021)

The panels covered diverse topics relative to maternal health, including Maternal Care During COVID-19, Vaccines & Pregnancy, Telemedicine, Prenatal Care, & Labor & Delivery, the COVID-19 Vaccine, and the Impact of Quarantine on Pregnant & Postpartum Individuals. Read more

 

Daley advocates for affordable, reliable child care

(Jan 25, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley, co-chair of the Women's Health Caucus, encourages Governor Wolf to allocate the $302 million allocated for PA for child care in December's federal relief package during a recent forum with Public Citizens for Children & Youth. Read more

 

Rape survivor helped change law to remove obstacle in terminating rapist's parental rights

(Jan 11, 2021)

Horrified by the possibility her rapist could seek visitation rights in prison, the woman, with the help of the Women’s Resource Center in Scranton, began a two-year battle to convince state legislators to alter the Adoption Act. Read more

 

Cephas appointed to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women by Governor Wolf

(Jan 07, 2021)

Cephas said the group is responsible for advising the governor on policies and legislation; economic and civic opportunities; mentorship programs; and resources that benefit women and girls. Read more

 

Daley: Why I wear my mask

(Dec 21, 2020)

I just am not interested in sacrificing the time I have put in staying masked, socially distant and with very clean hands to COVID-19. I am sticking with the public health experts because, as they see it, the best that can happen is we all commit to wearing our masks, we get COVID-19 under control and, combined with vaccinations, we return to relative normalcy once again. Read more

 

Cephas, Davis and Jones renew bipartisan effort to restore dignity to incarcerated women during virtual roundtable discussion

(Dec 03, 2020)

"Our bipartisan plan is meant to build on the support already put in place by the state Department of Corrections in hopes of preventing further trauma and instead providing these women with the resources they need to serve their debt to society and get back to their loved ones safely." Read more

 

Stop relying on SCOTUS and Roe to protect abortion rights | Opinion

(Nov 20, 2020)

While some wait with bated breath for SCOTUS’s next word on Roe v. Wade, the decision never fully protected abortion to begin with in Pennsylvania or elsewhere. Read more

 

This Is America: I'm Black. I'm married. And systemic racism is making me rethink having kids.

(Nov 19, 2020)

The list of cases is long: Black women often are not given the courtesy to depend on doctors or nurses to believe them when they say they are in extreme pain or something doesn't feel right. Read more

 

‘Birth control is healthcare’: Democratic reps call for legislation to ensure access to contraception

(Oct 30, 2020)

Democratic State Reps. Leanne Krueger, Kevin Boyle, and Tina Davis say access to birth control is a right — not a privilege. Read more

 

Scalia ‘heir’ Barrett may be open to reversing Roe v. Wade

(Oct 09, 2020)

President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court has expressed unease with some landmark rulings, including ones that established a right to abortion, and has suggested in her academic writing that she may be willing to reconsider those decisions. Read more

 

The bizarre abortion order just handed down by the Supreme Court, briefly explained

(Oct 08, 2020)

It’s hard not to read the Court’s order as a ploy to delay an abortion showdown until after the election. Read more

 

Breast Cancer Awareness | Looking deeper: Systems analyze cancer images

(Oct 01, 2020)

Advances in imaging technology continue to help doctors pinpoint and successfully remove breast cancer in its earliest stages. Read more

 

With Roe v. Wade in jeopardy, how Pa. can protect reproductive rights | Opinion

(Sep 24, 2020)

As Justice Ginsburg powerfully stated at her confirmation hearings, “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” The first step is to vote in every election. Our rights and our lives are on the line, and our government is accountable to us. Let’s not let them forget it. Read more

 

Without an 'ounce of empathy': Their stories show the dangers of being Black and pregnant

(Sep 09, 2020)

Black women are dying in childbirth 2½ times more often than white women — 37.1 vs 14.7 deaths per 100,000 live births, according to data released earlier this year by the National Center for Health Statistics. Read more

 

Man up, Erie: Activist invites men to join anti-domestic violence movement

(Sep 01, 2020)

Four years after her own assault, Michelle Littler wants to spread message of hope. Read more

 

PA Women’s Health Caucus urges Biden administration to restore Title X mandate
Mar 04, 2021

Free the nipple — and free moms from breastfeeding pressure | Opinion
Mar 01, 2021

Covid-19 Is ‘Probably Going to End My Career’
Feb 25, 2021

Pa. Dems were right: It’s time for lawmakers to prioritize women’s, family health | Opinion
Feb 16, 2021

Let’s work for – not against – women’s health in 2021-22
Feb 11, 2021

PA Women's Health Caucus chairs respond to Joint Policy Hearing on Maternal Health
Feb 10, 2021

Daley advocates for affordable, reliable child care
Jan 25, 2021

Rape survivor helped change law to remove obstacle in terminating rapist's parental rights
Jan 11, 2021

Cephas appointed to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women by Governor Wolf
Jan 07, 2021

Daley: Why I wear my mask
Dec 21, 2020

Cephas, Davis and Jones renew bipartisan effort to restore dignity to incarcerated women during virtual roundtable discussion
Dec 03, 2020

Stop relying on SCOTUS and Roe to protect abortion rights | Opinion
Nov 20, 2020

This Is America: I'm Black. I'm married. And systemic racism is making me rethink having kids.
Nov 19, 2020

‘Birth control is healthcare’: Democratic reps call for legislation to ensure access to contraception
Oct 30, 2020

Scalia ‘heir’ Barrett may be open to reversing Roe v. Wade
Oct 09, 2020

The bizarre abortion order just handed down by the Supreme Court, briefly explained
Oct 08, 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness | Looking deeper: Systems analyze cancer images
Oct 01, 2020

With Roe v. Wade in jeopardy, how Pa. can protect reproductive rights | Opinion
Sep 24, 2020

Without an 'ounce of empathy': Their stories show the dangers of being Black and pregnant
Sep 09, 2020

Man up, Erie: Activist invites men to join anti-domestic violence movement
Sep 01, 2020