Monthly Archives: June 2012

The United States Supreme Court has weighed in: The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.

By Women’s Law Project The Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law by President Obama in March 2010, expands health insurance coverage to more than 30 million people, prevents insurance companies from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions, and ends … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Health Care, Health insurance, Maternity Coverage, Supreme Court, Women's health | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

House Passes DHS Spending Bill with Anti-Choice Rider

Elizabeth Wingfield, Former WLP Intern On June 7, the House passed a Homeland Security spending bill which included a provision that would prohibit Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from providing abortions to undocumented women who are detained. The measure was … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Abortion Access, Congress, Government, Health Care, Immigrants, Women's health | Tagged , ,

And Then There Were None: Pennsylvania Bill to Permit Expert Testimony in Sexual Assault Cases Lands on the Governor’s Desk

Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney House Bill 1264, which provides for expert testimony in certain criminal proceedings, has passed the Pennsylvania House and Senate, and is now on Governor Corbett’s desk. Until this legislation is signed by the Governor and … Continue reading

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Employment Non-Discrimination Act Gets Hearing in the Senate

Nikki Ditto, WLP Intern On June 12th, the U.S Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing to debate the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Currently no federal law exists barring discrimination of individuals based on sexual orientation … Continue reading

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The Hypocrisy of Cuts to Medicaid Reimbursements for Newborn Care

Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney When Pennsylvania’s politicians say they are for protecting the unborn, they mean it literally: the minute you’re born, you’re on your own. Last month, Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare (DPW), which is run by Governor … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care, Maternity Coverage, PA Law, Pennsylvania, Pregnancy, Uncategorized, Women's health | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Hillary Clinton Launches the Women in Public Service Project

Molly Duerig, WLP Intern Monday, June 11th, marked the official launch of the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP), a program created by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that aims to mentor emerging female leaders from all over the world … Continue reading

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Report Released on the 40th Anniversary of Title IX

Nikki Ditto, WLP Intern As a member of The National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE), the Women’s Law Project is pleased to share NCWGE’s report celebrating Title IX’s 40th anniversary.  NCWGE is a non-profit made up of … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Equality, Gender Discrimination, Girls, Single-Sex Schools, Title IX, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments