Monthly Archives: December 2015

Carol Tracy Discusses Rape Law & the Bill Cosby Case

Yesterday, Montgomery County DA-elect Kevin Steele announced criminal charges against Bill Cosby stemming from an allegation that Cosby drugged and subsequently sexually assaulted a woman at his Pennsylvania home in 2004. It is the first criminal charge of sexual assault … Continue reading

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2015: The Good, the Bad, and the Very, Very Ugly

There’s no need to sugarcoat 2015: The attack on reproductive rights is still going strong. A well-funded anti-choice movement is attempting to block not only women’s access to legal abortion, but contraception and preventative care also. Clinic violence and targeted … Continue reading

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A Note from Dabney Miller on Her 30th Anniversary with WLP

Dear Friends, As 2015 comes to a close, I am celebrating 30 years on the staff of the Women’s Law Project. Nothing could make me prouder.  I work side by side with an extraordinary team, and know I am a … Continue reading

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WLP on the DOJ’s First-Ever Guidance on Gender Bias in Law Enforcement

On any given day of the week, we read news articles that showcase how police bias against women, whether conscious or implicit, undermines law enforcement’s response to allegations of sexual and domestic violence. Gender discrimination in law enforcement can take … Continue reading

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State of the States: Abortion Access in 2015

The headline-grabbing attacks on abortion access and reproductive rights in the latter half of 2015—while outrageous—are a continuation of years of extreme hostility in state legislatures. It is the result of a well-coordinated, well-financed political network intent on dismantling our … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It: November at the Women’s Law Project

Contributions to Justice Our Executive Director Carol Tracy celebrated her 25th anniversary leading the Women’s Law Project by traveling to Washington, DC to be honored with the President’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Justice from the American Society of Criminology. … Continue reading

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