State Partners

State Partners

Supporting a movement of state-based advocates

States have become the battleground for attacks on abortion rights, but they also present possibilities for positive change. The National Institute partners with state-based organizations to advance access to reproductive health care.

Current State Partner
Past State Partner
Our State Partners in Pennsylvania
We've worked with the following partners in this state to expand access to reproductive health care.
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Current Partners

Keystone Progress is working as part of a cohort of organizations in Pennsylvania on a long-term initiative to develop and advance an abortion rights vision, engage a new and broad base of supporters, and reduce shame and stigma by publicly promoting the affirmative value of abortion in women's lives.

The Women's Center is working as part of a cohort of organizations in Pennsylvania on a long-term initiative to develop and advance an abortion rights vision, engage a new and broad base of supporters, and reduce shame and stigma by publicly promoting the affirmative value of abortion in women's lives.

New Voices for Reproductive Justice is working as part of a cohort of organizations in Pennsylvania and Ohio on a long-term initiative to develop and advance an abortion rights vision, engage a new and broad base of supporters, and reduce shame and stigma by publicly promoting the affirmative value of abortion in women's lives.

In 2013, New Voices for Reproductive Justice  worked to incorporate a reproductive justice framework and include the voices of women of color into the Pennsylvanians for Choice Coalition. They also held a Reproductive Justice Allies  Training and created a Diversity Committee. In 2010, they hosted a Policymaker Leadership Institute to introduce local elected officials to the reproductive justice framework and to discuss the reproductive health of incarcerated women in county jails, later helping to secure passage of a statewide anti-shackling bill.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Pennsylvania is working as part of a cohort of organizations in Pennsylvania on a long-term initiative to develop and advance an abortion rights vision, engage a new and broad base of supporters, and reduce shame and stigma by publicly promoting the affirmative value of abortion in women's lives.

Past Partners

The Women's Law Project worked as part of a cohort of organizations in Pennsylvania on a long-term initiative to develop and advance an abortion rights vision, engage a new and broad base of supporters, and reduce shame and stigma by publicly promoting the affirmative value of abortion in women's lives.

In 2015, the Women's Law Project, responding to abortion provider harassment in their home state of Pennsylvania and the city of Pittsburgh, developed guidelines for state and local police departments to assist them in addressing and averting the persistent, targeted harassment of abortion providers, with support from the National Institute. Sue Frietsche, Senior Staff Attorney at WLP, presented with National Institute staff and former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley on a webinar discussing clinic safety following McCullen v. Coakley.

In 2013, the Women's Law Project campaigned against a bill to ban abortion coverage on the state health exchange and worked to advance a proactive Pennsylvania Women's Equality Agenda. In 2010, the Women's Law Project assisted the city of Pittsburgh with implementation and enforcement of their new clinic safety ordinance and built support in Philadelphia for implementation of a similar ordinance.

In 2009, they created a guide to passing successful clinic safety zone legislation for local advocates based on successes in Pittsburgh and hosted a conference for clinic escorts in Pennsylvania to discuss their work and share best practices..