Monthly Archives: August 2015

Report: Lack of Paid Leave is the Real War on Families

The United States is one of the only industrialized countries that fails to support new motherhood in any meaningful way. Take, for example, the lack of guaranteed paid family leave. From a recent report published in In These Times: Most people … Continue reading

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State officials: No Wrongdoing at Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania

A review of Planned Parenthood facilities throughout Pennsylvania initiated in response to an anti-choice video propaganda campaign has turned up no evidence of wrongdoing, according to state officials. Last month, a fake company covertly run by anti-choice activists published several … Continue reading

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Good News in Horrific “Rape Bait” Case

A panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a unanimous decision in favor of the female plaintiff who was raped as an eighth grader by a male student in an Alabama middle school in … Continue reading

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Victory! Successful Resolution to Healthcare Lawsuit

Successful Lawsuit Against PA Department of Human Services Is Big Win for Nearly 75,000 Women Women Unjustly Denied Medicaid Coverage Now Covered   Pennsylvania – After being unjustly blocked from full Medicaid coverage despite being qualified for the plan, nearly … Continue reading

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WLP & the PA Campaign for Women’s Health at the Big Latch On

The sun was shining in Franklin Square Park last weekend when I headed toward the carousel for the Big Latch On 2015. The Big Latch On is a worldwide event where groups of women come together at registered events in … Continue reading

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Women’s Law Project Mourns the Loss of Elsie Hilliard Hillman

Elsie Hillman—prominent political leader, pro-choice activist, philanthropist, Pittsburgh icon, and self-described “housewife”—was not your typical feminist. Elsie moved in the highest ranks of the Republican party, nationally and in Pennsylvania, and she was passionately, unshakably devoted to reproductive rights. That … Continue reading

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WLP Attorney Tara Pfeifer Recognized by the American Bar Association

Tara Pfeifer, staff attorney with the Women’s Law Project’s Western Pennsylvania office, was recently recognized by the American Bar Association for her service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Pfeifer is Vice-Chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s … Continue reading

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Victory! Pittsburgh Passes Earned Paid Sick Days

In staying true to its goal of being the “Most Livable City,” Pittsburgh passed the Paid Sick Days Act this afternoon, providing approximately 50,000 Pittsburgh workers the ability to earn paid sick days. The victory in Pittsburgh comes on the … Continue reading

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