Monthly Archives: October 2015

PA Workers Deserve Equal Protection from Pregnancy Discrimination

Thirty-seven years ago this week, President Carter signed into law the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The PDA prohibits employers from firing, demoting, refusing to hire, or otherwise discriminating … Continue reading

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New PA Bill Attacks Birth Control & Cancer Screenings for Women

We all know by now that a favorite tactic of anti-choice advocates is to unload a torrent of misinformation into the public discourse, and then hope to get what Katha Pollitt calls “the muddled middle” to wonder how much of … Continue reading

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The Alliance and the Road Ahead

There are only five state-based legal non-profits in the country that focus on advancing women’s and LGBT rights, and the Women’s Law Project is one of them. The other four organizations are Legal Voice (Washington state), Gender Justice (Upper Midwest), Southwest Women’s Law … Continue reading

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New report: Politics in the Exam Room, a Growing Threat

The most insidious way American politicians attempt to influence the behavior of private citizens is by quietly passing laws that legislate doctor-patient communications, going so far as to force doctors to lie to patients.   It’s a growing problem. Across … Continue reading

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Scenes from PA’s Hearing on Pregnant & Nursing Worker Discrimination

  The two-hour public meeting hosted by the Pennsylvania House Committee on Labor & Industry last Thursday went well, particularly for the way the conversation revealed the opposition’s lack of a convincing argument against closing the gaps in workplace protections … Continue reading

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Tell Lawmakers What it’s Like to be a Pregnant and/or Nursing Worker in PA

If you have been or are a pregnant or nursing worker in Pennsylvania, you have the opportunity to help change our state law for the better. We need to hear from you about your experiences and challenges working while pregnant … Continue reading

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