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Opposing Religious Coercion in Health Care: The Defeat of the Abington Hospital Merger in Pennsylvania

Note received by Poley: "Thank you for speaking up on behalf of our rights!"

In Pennsylvania, organizing by community members and medical professionals helped defeat a merger between a Catholic hospital and a secular hospital system, thereby ensuring that women’s reproductive health care services are still offered.

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Bob Casey Versus the Rights of Women

It is increasingly clear that the women of Pennsylvania cannot trust Senator Casey to protect their health and defend their rights. Casey’s vote on the Blunt Amendment made it clear that he supports the religious and moral beliefs of employers above comparable rights and beliefs of women. No explanation can mitigate this fundamental fact.

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