As we enter an era where certain states criminalize health choices, the impact here in Pennsylvania remains unclear. While Pennsylvania has not crossed this precipice, we are one election away from potentially joining Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and other states in their race to rescind the constitutional right to privacy for women and criminalize access to abortions.

Even if that does not happen, Pennsylvania lawyers may be asked to advise clients on the tension between states that provide reproductive care and those that prohibit seeking and providing care or assisting those in need of the care. As attorneys, what advice can we give without crossing the line into illegal aiding and abetting? In our discussion, we do not provide definitive answers. At this inflection point in our history, we only have possibilities and questions.

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