Monthly Archives: December 2011

Obamacare Saved Her Life: How the Affordable Care Act Helps Real People

Recently, Spike Dolomite Ward wrote an opinion piece for the LA Times in which she spoke about how health care reform, or the Affordable Care Act  (referred to as “Obamacare”), is providing her with the care she needs to fight … Continue reading

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Women’s Law Project Leads Call for Review of Penn State University’s Handling of Allegations of Sexual Assault and Violence

In the wake of the recent disturbing reports that Penn State University failed to properly respond to allegations of sexual abuse by a former assistant football coach, the Women’s Law Project (WLP) spearheaded a group of civil rights organizations, including … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Inflicts a Blow to Women’s Health by Continuing to Restrict Access to Over-the-Counter Emergency Contraception

In a disappointing and unprecedented move, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) overruled the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recommendation to lift the age restriction on Plan B One Step, a form of emergency contraception.  Plan B, … Continue reading

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PA Legislature Passes Disastrous “TRAP” Law

On December 14, 2011, after a raging legislative fight over women’s abortion care that lasted most of the past year, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Senate Bill 732 and sent it to Governor Corbett for his signature or veto. SB … Continue reading

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Health Law Litigation Could Compromise Women’s Health

Last month, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which President Obama signed into law in 2010 with the purpose of improving Americans’ access to health … Continue reading

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