First birth control clinic in America opened by Margaret Sanger in Brooklyn, New York. All founders arrested and indicted under the Comstock Law.
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified - women win the right to vote.
The first American Birth Control Conference held in NYC results in founding of American Birth Control League.
Noah Slee, Margaret Sanger's second husband, finances first U.S. manufacture of diaphragms.
First birth control league in Pennsylvania is launched in Luzerne County.
Birth control services launched in Berks County, housed in Reading’s Community General Hospital
Hannah Feller establishes and operates the Maternal Health Center out of the basement of a house located on Cameron Street, Harrisburg. She single-handedly secures its funding by personally soliciting local businessmen. Center is staffed exclusively by unpaid volunteers.
First Northampton County birth control clinic opens in Easton
First birth control patients in Luzerne County seen by local physician but paid for by local birth control league
Maternal Health Center founded in Lancaster. Operates in Dr. Marvel S. Kirk’s office.
Luzerne County’s first birth control clinic opens in Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Health Center
Lackawanna County’s first birth control clinic opened in Waverly.
The first family planning clinic in Monroe County opens in basement of the Stroudsburg jail
Lackawanna County’s second birth control clinic opened in Peckville.
Lackawanna County’s third birth control clinic opened in Moosic. The county’s Peckville clinic closed later that year.
The National Birth Control League becomes Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Maternal Health Center opens its own office on Orange Street in Lancaster. This was necessary as Dr. Kirk could no longer continue as the sole clinician at Maternal Health Center and maintain her own medical practice.
Harrisburg’s Maternal Health Center accepted as a member of the National Planned Parenthood Federation under the leadership of James H. King, Esq. Still staffed by volunteers, Harrisburg Hospital donates its facilities for weekly clinics.
Harrisburg’s Maternal Health Center opens its own clinic, still staffed by unpaid volunteers. Financial support comes from then Board President, James H. King, Esq. and his successor, Dr. Walter Kirker and his wife, Jeanne.
Harrisburg’s Maternal Health Center reorganizes as a federally-funded Title X agency under the name Tri-County Family Planning Services. Now staffed by paid employees.
Planned Parenthood of Lancaster County purchases its first building and opens a center on 37 South Lime Street, Lancaster.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church temporarily houses Lackawanna County family planning clinic after a fire. Ten months later the center moves into its new location in the Bank Towers Building and a grant from the Scranton Area Foundation allows the establishment of The Family Life Education Center for developing sexuality education in the community.
Northampton County’s second family planning center opens on Lehigh University campus
Lehigh County’s first family planning center opens on 13th Street in Allentown.
STD Program established in Harrisburg.
Luzerne County’s second family planning center opens in Hazleton.
1982 Kate Michelman, later the national leader of NARAL, appointed CEO of Tri-County Family Planning Services.
Planned Parenthood of Northampton County and Planned Parenthood Association of Lehigh County merge to become Planned Parenthood of the Lehigh Valley.
Elephants Trunk Consignment Shop opens in Emmaus to help raise funds for Planned Parenthood
Lancaster County Planned Parenthood launches first capital campaign, resulting in construction of a new, expanded facility on 31 South Lime Street, Lancaster. STD Program is established in Lancaster.
Planned Parenthood of Lackawanna & Wyoming County and Planned Parenthood of Luzerne County merge to become Planned Parenthood of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Boards of directors of all Planned Parenthood affiliates throughout northeast PA meet to explore merging into one organization
Official launch of Planned Parenthood of North East PA as board holds its first meeting. Planned Parenthood of North East PA was created through the merger of four existing affiliates: Planned Parenthood of Berks County, Planned Parenthood of the Lehigh Valley, Monroe County Planned Parenthood, and Planned Parenthood of Northeastern PA.
Tri-County Family Planning Services works with the Department of Health in studying HIV infection. Services expand to include HIV testing and counseling.
HIV testing and counseling launches at clinics throughout northeast PA
Lancaster Planned Parenthood opens 31 South Lime Street Clinic.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America establishes the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, a separate 501(c)(4) organization, for lobbying to preserve the right to reproductive choice.
Tri-County Family Planning Services becomes Planned Parenthood of the Capital Region in May.
Planned Parenthood of Lancaster County suffers major arson attack. Services are never interrupted, but building reconstruction lasts six months.
Planned Parenthood of the Capital Region’s care expands to include colposcopy services to treat abnormal Pap tests. Lancaster began offering this service in 1994.
Planned Parenthood of Lancaster County merges with Planned Parenthood of the Capital Region to form Planned Parenthood of the Susquehanna Valley with the administrative offices located in Harrisburg. Planned Parenthood of the Susquehanna Valley awarded the Winston E. Forrest, Jr. Award for excellence in fundraising at the PPFA Annual Conference in New York City.
Bethlehem Health Center relocates to the grounds of St. Luke’s Bethlehem.
Reading Health Center completely remodeled
Reading Health Center starts first trimester abortions
PPSV begins protracted legal battle to make first trimester abortions available in Lancaster County.
Combined all administrative offices to Trexlertown
Prenatal Services launched in Allentown
Emergency Contraception offered.
Launch of PPNEP’s advocacy organization: Planned Parenthood Advocates of NEPA
Stopped provision of prenatal services in Allentown
PPNEP endowment fund established
Moved and expanded Allentown Medical Center to 2901 Hamilton Blvd.
Dedication of Cornelia P. Conyngham Institute for Reproductive Health & Freedom in Wilkes-Barre
Bethlehem Medical Center relocates to Elizabeth Street
Planned Parenthood Federation of America appoints new head: Cecile Richards, political activist and daughter of Texas Governor Anne Richards.
Allentown Medical Center relocates from the outskirts of Allentown to downtown Allentown on Ninth Street.
Planned Parenthood of the Susquehanna Valley and Planned Parenthood of North East Pennsylvania merge to become Planned Parenthood of Northeast and Mid-Penn.
Planned Parenthood of Northeast and Mid-Penn and Planned Parenthood Association of Bucks County merge to become Planned Parenthood of Northeast, Mid-Penn & Bucks County.