Monthly Archives: November 2009

Only Five Days Left to Vote for the WLP!

Don’t forget to vote for the Women’s Law Project’s grant proposal to remove barriers to gender equality in western Pennsylvania! Women and girls in the region are counting on you, and voting ends at 5 PM on Monday. Click here … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged

Title IX Dad

“It still brings a tear to my eye,” writes Mark Schmitt, discussing how moving the sight of his daughter playing Little League is. “I didn’t expect to be much of a Little League dad — I never played organized baseball … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Girls, Sports, Title IX | Tagged , , , , ,

Comprehensive Health Care Reform – Unless You’re a Woman

On Saturday night, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 220-215 to overhaul the health care system in the United States. Media outlets are framing this as a victory for progressives, and to be sure, some elements of the bill will … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Equality, Health insurance, Politics, Pregnancy, Reproductive Rights, Women's health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Shriver Report: “A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything”

Maria Shriver, journalist and First Lady of California, worked with the Center for American Progress this year to release the Shriver Report, which assesses the situation of American women and families during this economic recession. The title of the report … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Parenthood, Women's health | Tagged , , , , , ,

Don’t Forget – Vote for the WLP!

We’re counting on your vote for our grant proposal to work for gender equity in western PA. It only takes a minute – vote for the WLP today!

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged

Female Soldiers and PTSD: “People Underestimate What These Women Have Been Through”

Damien Cave writes in the New York Times about female veterans with stress disorders, and the unique challenges they face upon returning home. Cave writes that never before has the United States witnessed so many female veterans affected by the … Continue reading

Posted in Military, Women's health | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Modified Pittsburgh Buffer Zone Law

On October 30, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an 83-page ruling (PDF) in Brown v. City of Pittsburgh, in which an anti-abortion protester challenged the constitutionality of Pittsburgh’s Medical Safety Zone Ordinance.  Chief Judge … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Reproductive Rights, Women's health | Tagged , , , , , , ,