Monthly Archives: November 2009

New Breast Cancer Guidelines Will Disproportionately Affect African-American Women

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force made big news last week when they announced new guidelines for breast cancer screening, which suggest mammograms every two years for women ages 50-74; the old guidelines suggested that women over 40 get a … Continue reading

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Not Enough Room, Not Enough Money, Turning People Away: The Recession and Domestic Violence Shelters

A recent article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette suggests that the recession is exacerbating the already arduous situations of domestic violence victims. Mackenzie Carpenter writes that “the stresses of the past year’s recession and continued financial uncertainty” are both “fueling increases … Continue reading

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Baltimore Bill Requires Truth from Crisis Pregnancy Centers

A bill that just passed the Baltimore City Council for the second time this session would require crisis pregnancy centers to post notices saying that they don’t provide birth control or abortion referrals. Naturally, anti-choicers are up in arms about … Continue reading

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What Does Ellen and Portia’s Marriage Mean for Same-sex Marriage in the U.S.?

Saturday’s New York Times features an article about comedian Ellen DeGeneres discussing on Oprah Winfrey’s daytime talk show her recent marriage to actress Portia de Rossi. The wedding, filled with what the article suggests “may have been the most public … Continue reading

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The Goal of the “Men’s Rights” Movement: Eliminate All Women’s Rights

Kathryn Joyce, whose writing on crisis pregnancy centers we covered here, has written another groundbreaking article, this time about the growing power of the “men’s rights” movement. Joyce explains that men’s rights advocates’ (MRAs) primary complaints concern the current status … Continue reading

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Today is the last day to vote for the WLP!

If you haven’t already, please go to the Women and Girls Foundation’s website and cast your vote for the Women’s Law Project’s grant proposal. Women and girls in western Pennsylvania are counting on you, and it only takes thirty seconds … Continue reading

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Democrats Sacrifice Women’s Rights for Political Gains

Women’s Law Project Special Advisor Kate Michelman co-authored a scathing op-ed with former Catholics for Choice president Frances Kissling this week in the New York Times, criticizing House Democrats for passing the Stupak-Pitts amendment to the healthcare reform bill. As … Continue reading

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