Monthly Archives: March 2016

You’re Invited to “Trapped: Facing Undue Burden”  

We are proud to join with our friends Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania, Women’s Medical Fund, Slought, ACLU of Pennsylvania, Penn Cinema Studies Program, and New Voices Philadelphia to bring the groundbreaking documentary TRAPPED (2016) to Philadelphia for a screening at the University of Pennsylvania, … Continue reading

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Contraception at the Supreme Court Today: What You Need to Know

Oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell, a case about contraception and the Affordable Care Act, just got underway this morning at the Supreme Court of the United States. The petitioners are non-profit organizations that not only object, on religious grounds, to … Continue reading

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Advocates are Calling for “One Fair Wage.” So What is it?

  The minimum wage in Pennsylvania is $7.25 per hour, the lowest permitted by federal law.  Since minimum wage employees working full-time and year-round in Pennsylvania earn just $14,500 per year, a single parent with two children working full-time still … Continue reading

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Q&A with an Abortion Provider in Pennsylvania: What Should People Know about Your Job?

Today is Abortion Provider Appreciation Day. To celebrate, I called up a provider that I recently had the pleasure of spending time with on the steps of the Supreme Court at the big Rally for Abortion Access. Amanda Kifferly is … Continue reading

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ICYMI: February at the Women’s Law Project

We’re a little behind in getting out our February recap reel to you because we were down in Washington, DC rallying for abortion access with thousands—yes, thousands—of likeminded advocates. We rallied on the steps of the Supreme Court while inside, oral … Continue reading

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Yes, Minimum Wage is a Woman’s Issue

Yesterday, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf signed an executive order ensuring a minimum wage of $10.15 an hour for all employees under his jurisdiction and employees of Pennsylvania state government contractors. In response, the Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health, a coalition of more than … Continue reading

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In Memory of Deborah Pollack Maliver

The Women’s Law Project mourns the untimely loss of Deborah Pollack Maliver, a Pittsburgh lawyer who was a strong feminist and steadfast supporter of the Women’s Law Project. Debbie was both a skilled physician and a brilliant attorney. In 1978, … Continue reading

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