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What to expect in
Post-Roe Pennsylvania

On Thursday, October 20, we held a discussion with our our PA legislators and local physicians to learn about the complex issues surrounding this spring's controversial Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v Wade. 

The hour-long presentation can be viewed at this link

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Panelists bios:

Former U.S. Representative Marjorie Margolies served in Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she was an Emmy-winning broadcast journalist for over twenty-four years. After her term in Congress, Margolies was the chair of the National Women’s Business Council, and the director and deputy chair of the United States delegation to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995. She is founder and chair of Women’s Campaign International (WCI), a group that provides advocacy training for women throughout the world. She is a fellow at the Annenberg School of Communication and sits on the board of directors of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. She is the author of five books, They Came to Stay, The Girls in the Newsroom, A woman's place: the freshman women who changed the face of Congress, co-authored with Barbara Feinman, and most recently, How Are the Children?  

Representative Tim Briggs is serving his seventh term as state representative for the 149th Legislative District, which consists of Upper Merion Township, Bridgeport and West Conshohocken boroughs, and parts of Lower Merion. He currently serves as the Democratic Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and previously served as Democratic Chairman of the House Health Committee. A leading progressive voice in the legislature, Briggs is the House Democratic appointee to the Board of Governors to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board and was appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. He holds a political science degree from West Chester University and a law degree from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.


Senator Amanda M. Cappelletti is an attorney with a Master of Public Health, representing the Seventeenth Senatorial District which covers parts of Montgomery and Delaware Counties. Senator Cappelletti got her start in government serving on the East Norriton Board of Supervisors, where she led the conversation in police reform and successfully decriminalized marijuana. Since being elected to the Pennsylvania Senate, Senator Cappelletti has been an active voice in the fight for action on climate change, reproductive rights, and gun control. A former Director of Policy at Planned Parenthood, she serves as co-chair of the Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus.  


Mary Jo Daley has served as State Representative for the 148th district of Pennsylvania since 2013 where she advocates for women, children, public education, the environment, and better health care. A graduate Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, she holds an MPA from Penn’s Fels Institute of Government. Prior to serving in the state assembly, Mary Jo was the lone Democrat for twenty years on the Narberth Borough Council before being elected Council President, an office she held for ten years. In 2015 she co-founded Emerge Pennsylvania, training dozens of women for government office, 27 of whom have won their elective seat. where many have gone on to run for office, and 27 have won their elective seat. 


Dr. Jane Porcelan is a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternity Care. After earning a degree in law from the University of Pennsylvania, she attended the Medical College of Pennsylvania where she competed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She briefly was a member of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital before joining Women for Women OB/GYN at the Lankenau Medical Center and Paoli Hopital, where she has had the privilege of treating some of her patients from their teens, through pregnancy, and menopause. 


Dr. Beverly Vaughn is also a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternity Care. After attending medical school at Temple University ,she did her internship and residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Currently, she has an OB/ GYN practice at Lankenau Medical Center, where she is the Associate Program Director for the OB/Gyn residency, and the Medical Director of the resident ambulatory facility, Lankenau Ob-Gyn Care Center. She holds the academic position of Clinical Assistant Professor at The Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine.

Hosted by the Issues & Policies SubCommittee of the Democratic Committee of Lower Merion and Narberth

 This spring's controversial Supreme Court decision overturned Roe v Wade. Now, women's rights to appropriate medical care and reproductive choice are left to the states. Join Pennsylvania medical providers and our state legislators to discuss Post-Roe Pennsylvania, Thursday, October 20, 7 PM.
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