SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Statement, Women’s Rights Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Commission for Women issued the following statement on House Bill 1948, which was passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives last week by a vote of 132-65, further restricting a woman’s right to and ability to receive an abortion in Pennsylvania:“The Pennsylvania Commission for Women has serious concerns with the process by which House Bill 1948 was voted on and passed by the PA House of Representatives. This bill was brought to a vote without a hearing and without receiving input from medical professionals or organizations in the Commonwealth. If this bill becomes law, it would be one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the country. The Commission feels strongly that any changes to abortion laws that impact women to this degree should not occur without a robust discussion that includes input from both the healthcare community in Pennsylvania as well as the public, particularly Pennsylvania women.“The Commission for Women will continue to follow the path of this bill in the Pennsylvania General Assembly and will provide further analysis and information as the process moves forward in order to keep Pennsylvania women, and all Pennsylvanians, informed.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Pennsylvania Commission for Women Statement on House Bill 1948 June 28, 2016
… Van Lange, Wong win bronze in doublesGUYANA’S young table tennis players will have a tough battle when action gets underway today in the singles competition of the ongoing Caribbean Mini and Pre Cadet Table Tennis Championships, in the Dominican Republic. Several of the Guyanese players were placed in tough groups after the draw. Nevertheless, coach of the side Dwain Dick is hopeful that they can advance.So far, Guyana have won two medals at the meet. Both involved National Boys (18-and-under 15-and-under and 13-and-under) champion Jonathan Van Lange.After winning a bronze with his Titans club-mate Krystian Sahadeo on Thursday in the Teams competition, he won a bronze medal with another club-mate, Colin Wong, in the doubles on Friday. The pair lost to eventual champions, the Dominican Republic-A team 3-1 in the semi-finals.Guyana remain the only English-speaking nation to have medalled to date in the 13-and-under division at the meet.DRAWSOf the nine Guyanese players at the event, only two are in favourable groups for today’s competition.Van Lange and strong competitor Wong are expected to advance from groups three and seven respectively of the eight groups in the 13-and-under first stage.Van Lange’s group includes Dominican Rafael Cabrera and Puerto Rican player Eliam Davila, while Wong has Trinidadian Sameer Ali and Dominican Andelso Acevedo in his group.Dhanesh Persaud is in the tough Group One, which has number one-seeded player Ramon Vila and silver medal doubles winner Yadier Lopez.Krystian Sahadeo is also in a tough group, given that he has to challenge high-quality players Giovani Centeno (Puerto Rico) and Yoel Mendoza (DR).In the Girls’ 11-and-under category, Jasmine Billingy is in Group Four with two Dominicans and a Puerto Rican, while Akira Watson is in Group Two with two Dominicans and a Trinidadian, while Samara Sukhai is in Group Five with a Trinidadian, a Dominican and a Puerto Rican.Meanwhile in the Boys’ 11-and-under singles, Malachi Moore is in Group Five and Ebo McNeil is in Group Three.