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Melissa Shusterman

State Representative,
Pennsylvania House District 157

Democrat

The proof:

VoteProChoice endorsed this candidate for the 2024 election.

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Thank Melissa for her fight!

This legislator has been a consistent force in the fight to protect and expand abortion rights.

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The latest from Melissa

Sponsored HB 2465

Melissa sponsored a bill requiring certain hospitals to provide abortions as an emergency stabilizing treatment.

Jun 28, 2024

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Sponsored HB 2463

Melissa sponsored a bill requiring private medical consultation and informed consent prior to performance of an abortion, except in a medical emergency.

Jun 28, 2024

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Sponsored HB 2219

Melissa sponsored a bill repealing the prohibition of abortion coverage in qualified health plans offered through the health insurance exchange.

Apr 16, 2024

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2024 Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates Endorsement.

Mar 15, 2024

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Sponsored HB 2056

Melissa sponsored a bill that repeals limitations on government properties and public funds from being used for abortion services or abortion-related legal services.

Feb 23, 2024

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Sponsored HB 2057

Melissa sponsored a bill that repeals limitations against the use of public funds for abortions.

Feb 23, 2024

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“This Valentine's Day, show the women in your life how much you love them by supporting their right to choose & defending access to safe reproductive healthcare. #ValentinesDay #AbortionIsHealthcare #reproductiverights”

Feb 14, 2024

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“For decades, mifepristone has been a safe, reliable reproductive care option for women. I stand by @GovernorShapiro in urging #SCOTUS to maintain FDA approval of #mifepristone, which provides equitable #abortion access, especially in areas where care can be difficult to obtain.”

Jan 31, 2024

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While extremists in other states relentlessly work to restrict women’s rights, it’s reassuring to know that the #PASupremeCourt recognizes reproductive autonomy as a “fundamental right” protected by our state constitution. #AbortionIsHealthcare #reproductivefreedom

Jan 30, 2024

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“Where you live should NOT determine whether you have access to essential healthcare & basic human rights. Abortion remains safe & legal in PA, but legislators must act to ensure that our mothers, daughters, & sisters will always have access to safe, necessary, life-saving care.”

Jan 22, 2024

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“All people have the right to make decisions about their own bodies & reproductive futures. Period. It's been 10+yrs since an #abortion protection bill has reached the House floor, & #HB1786, which I sponsored w/@RepMJDaley, passed w/BIPARTISAN support.”

Nov 18, 2023

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“Since #Dobbs, an alarming number of states have enacted bans on #abortion. It's clear lawmakers in these states don’t trust women to make their own healthcare decisions. Today, I voted for #HB1786 to shield #reproductivehealthcare providers from out-of-state prosecution.”

Nov 13, 2023

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