Monthly Archives: January 2016

PA Rep. Donna Bullock: I Want to Believe We Can Achieve Equal Pay in Pennsylvania

Today is the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. As we reflect on the progress made toward equal pay and how far we still need to go to achieve it, we are pleased to welcome Rep. Donna … Continue reading

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Farewell to WLP Staff Attorney Tara R. Pfeifer

Five years ago, Pennsylvania was on the brink of closing down almost all of its freestanding abortion providers. An extraordinarily generous response to an emergency fundraising appeal allowed the Women’s Law Project to hire an experienced attorney to help research … Continue reading

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10 Facts About Abortion in Pennsylvania at #Roe43

  Today is the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Pennsylvania plays no small part in the story of the right to choose in the United States. Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the case that set the current standard by which courts … Continue reading

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Invitation: #ProtectTheZonePA Twitter Town Hall, 10AM on 1/20

You’re invited! When: 10AM – 10:30AM on Wednesday, January 20 What: Twitter Town Hall at #ProtectTheZonePA Featured participants include:  @LarryFarnese, Pennsylvania Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) is a former clinic escort and the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 1105, a bill … Continue reading

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Preventing the Next Kermit Gosnell

In response to the exponential rise of abortion restrictions and subsequent mass closure of healthcare facilities providing reproductive healthcare for poor and working-class women, abortion is going to the Supreme Court. In Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, the justices will … Continue reading

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New Report: The Exponential Rise of Abortion Restrictions

If you follow reproductive health policy at all, you have likely heard about the barrage of abortion restrictions implemented in recent years as part of the current anti-choice strategy called the “state strategy,” or the “the incremental strategy.” The anti-choice … Continue reading

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WLP Supports New Anti-Abortion Clinic Violence & Harassment Bill

  Modeled on federal legislation, new bill protects doctors, staff and patients PENNSYLVANIA – Anti-abortion extremists have long used acts of violence such as arson and mass shootings in a severely misguided campaign to “stop abortion.” Recently, it has been … Continue reading

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