Amicus: Allegheny Reproductive Health Center v. Pennsylvania DHS, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania

Executive Summary

In 1985, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld a state law restricting the use of public funding for abortions, finding that it did not violate the Pennsylvania Constitution. In January 2019, eight reproductive health centers filed suit seeking reconsideration of that decision and ultimately, a court order requiring the Commonwealth to cover abortions for Medicaid-eligible individuals. The National Health Law Program, along with local counsel at Berner Klaw & Watson LLP, filed an amicus brief in support of the abortion providers.

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