Monthly Archives: March 2009

Support for Anti-Discrimination Bill in Harrisburg

Advocacy groups, community members, and legislators rallied to support passage of a state anti-discrimination amendment to Pennsylvania’s Human Relations Act in Harrisburg on Tuesday. The bill would provide protection against discrimination in jobs, housing, public accommodations and other areas for … Continue reading

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Take Action To Support Dawn Johnsen Confirmation

President Obama’s nomination of Dawn Johnsen to serve as the Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) marks an important landmark in American legal history. Dawn Johnsen has long been a champion of reproductive … Continue reading

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Western PA Title IX Seminar Series Events

The Women’s Law Project’s Western Pennsylvania office is holding seminar series events on Title IX and equity in athletics at various locations in Pittsburgh. The events will feature Susan Frietsche, WLP Senior Staff Attorney, Christina Cann, WLP Program Assistant, and … Continue reading

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Study Finds that Most Over-the-Counter Female-controlled Contraception Methods Do Not Include “Clear, Understandable Instructions”

A study published in the March 2009 issue of the journal Contraception reveals that most over-the-counter pre-coital female contraceptives contain instructions that are not clear or understandable at the recommended reading level. The authors of the study examined and compared … Continue reading

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Women’s Initiatives in the Obama Administration

This week, President Obama demonstrated his commitment to ensuring that the needs of women and girls are met during his term in office. He named Melanne Verveer as ambassador-at-large for international women’s issues in the State Department, and he created … Continue reading

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Affordable Birth Control Fix Signed by President Obama

On Wednesday, President Obama signed the appropriations bill that contained a provision which will lower contraception prices for college women in the United States. We blogged about the issue here, and we’re pleased to see that soon, women across the … Continue reading

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PA House State Government Committee Approves HB 300

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee approved House Bill 300. HB 300 amends the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act to extend protections to residents who are discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. … Continue reading

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