February 19, 2023 | February 19, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973, and on February 19th of that year – Hamot Medical Center announced it would begin offering abortions at an outpatient facility. The announcement followed a Supreme Court decision on the 14th amendment in the case of Row versus Wade. Hamot was the first Pennsylvania Hospital to offer such services.
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