Navigating a Post-Roe Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, JULY 26– The House and Senate Democratic Policy Committees continued a series of hearings Tuesday to further discuss the impacts of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, and what the future of reproductive healthcare looks like in Pennsylvania. Tuesday’s hearing featured testimony from medical professionals and reproductive healthcare advocates. Much of the discussion focused on how lawmakers can help not only sustain abortion access in Pennsylvania, but expand access as well.

This hearing was held on Tuesday, July 26th from 2 p.m.- 4p.m. at the William Way Center in Philadelphia. 

Host + Testifiers

  • Hosts: Rep. Morgan Cephas (D-Philadelphia), Members of the Women's Health Caucus
  • Testifiers:
    • Dr. Aasta Mehta, MD, MPP, OB/GYN, Medical Officer of Women’s Health, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
    • Céshia Elmore, Community Organizer, New Voices for Reproductive Justice
    • Signe Espinoza, Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates
    • Dr. Sarah Gutman, MD, MSPH, OB/GYN and Complex Family Medicine Specialist, UPenn Medicine

Agenda + Testimony

Media Release + News Coverage

Video + Photos