Monthly Archives: January 2009

Teen Pregnancy Rates on the Rise

The Feminist Majority reports that a recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that teenage pregnancy rates are on the rise.  In particular, the CDC’s report showed significant increases in 26 states in 2006, … Continue reading

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V is for Victory Press Conference TODAY

The Women’s Law Project (WLP) has a long history of accomplishments in working to “level the playing field” for girls in athletics. On January 26, the WLP will announce an exciting new project with our partner, the Women’s Sports Foundation. … Continue reading

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Roe v. Wade Anniversary

On January 22, the Women’s Law Project joined pro-choice advocates around the country in celebrating the 36th anniversary of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision, which legalized abortion nationwide. Coming on the heels of President Barack Obama’s inauguration, the … Continue reading

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WLP and Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Title IX Audit on WTAE News

Yesterday, the Women’s Law Project was featured on Pittsburgh’s WTAE news station in a story by Sally Wiggin about the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Title IX audit. We previously blogged about the audit here. The WLP worked with the school board … Continue reading

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Victory for Title IX at the Supreme Court

Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Fitzgerald v. Barnstable, ruling that students who are discriminated against at school on the basis of sex can sue the school district under both Title IX, the law banning sex discrimination in … Continue reading

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Lawsuits Filed Against Conscience Clause Regulation

The Washington Post reported last Thursday that seven states filed lawsuits against the outgoing Bush administration to protest the so-called Conscience Clause regulation, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services. We previously blogged about the regulation and the … Continue reading

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Top 20 Medical Breakthroughs for Women

Health magazine rang in the New Year by publishing an article detailing the top 20 medical breakthroughs for women.  Among the breakthroughs, the article discusses issues ranging from how too little sleep can affect women’s hearts, to new advances in … Continue reading

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