Monthly Archives: June 2016

Op-ed: A Decade of Failing Pennsylvania Workers

  Today marks 10 years since the Pennsylvania General Assembly voted to raise the state minimum wage. At $7.25 per hour, it is the lowest permitted by federal law. WLP Managing Attorney Terry L. Fromson wrote an editorial about this … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Pennsylvania Senate Leadership re: HB 1948

Dear Senators Scarnati, Corman, Costa, Greenleaf and Leach, The Women’s Law Project is a public interest legal organization that has represented abortion providers in Pennsylvania since the 1970s. In light of Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman’s Health … Continue reading

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Tune in at Noon: WLP Discusses Abortion Ruling on WESA-FM

  Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Texas’s admitting privileges and ambulatory surgical center regulations in a 5-3 decision written by Justice Stephen Breyer, who concluded that “neither of these provisions offers medical benefits sufficient to justify the burdens upon access … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Sham Abortion Bans

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Texas’s admitting privileges and ambulatory surgical center regulations in a 5-3 decision written by Justice Stephen Breyer. This is a great victory for Whole Woman’s Health, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the women … Continue reading

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This morning: Supreme Court to Rule on Significant Abortion Case

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States will rule on the most significant reproductive rights case in decades. About Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt: On March 2, the Supreme Court justices heard arguments regarding two provisions of HB2, a Texas law … Continue reading

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WLP on Pennsylvania’s Statutes of Limitations Bill

The Women’s Law Project, along with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, supports House Bill 1947 moving out of the Senate Judiciary Committee without any further amendments to the bill. House Bill 1947 concerns statutes of limitations on sex abuse, meaning … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Pennsylvania Politicians Debate Cost of Jailing Doctors

Pennsylvania politicians haven’t passed protections for LGBTQ residents in the wake of the Orlando shooting, yet they found time this morning to debate the cost of imprisoning doctors. You read that right. Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives plan … Continue reading

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Tonight: Watch “Trapped” Documentary on PBS

The timing could not be more appropriate: As we wait for a ruling from the Supreme Court of the United States on the most significant abortion case in decades, a new documentary chronicling the challenges of providing safe and legal abortion … Continue reading

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Media Advisory: Supreme Court to Rule on Significant Abortion Case

Soon, the Supreme Court of the United States will rule on the most significant reproductive rights case in decades. The ruling is expected either today, June 20 or next Monday, June 27. About Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt: On March … Continue reading

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Time to Demand LGBTQ Protections in Pennsylvania

  LGBTQ citizens are more likely to be targets of a hate crime than any other minority group, according to a new analysis of data collected by the FBI. Yet, LGBTQ people are excluded from Pennsylvania’s hate crime laws, and … Continue reading

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