Monthly Archives: April 2017

“We Go In, We Ask Questions.”

While we frequently field requests for information about improving police response to sexual assault, Canadian reporters and advocates have been especially interested in our work since February, when The Globe and Mail published “Unfounded,” a 20-month investigation into how Canadian … Continue reading

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Monday AM: Carol Tracy Discusses Police Response to Sexual Assault on CBC  

Listen live! At 7:40AM Monday morning, Women’s Law Project Executive Director Carol Tracy will be interviewed live on Canadian radio program The Morning Edition with Craig Norris. Carol will be sharing insight from our experience working with the Philadelphia Police … Continue reading

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PA Witholding Some Funds from “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” Amid Audit & Lawsuit

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services will withhold certain payments to Real Alternatives, a chain of so-called crisis pregnancy centers based in Pennsylvania. The decision is the latest development in what has become an ongoing battle between Pennsylvania authorities and the … Continue reading

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Thank You Shirley, for 22 Years of Service

The Women’s Law Project is 44 years old, and Shirley Silverman has been a volunteer here for half of the WLP’s life. Today, she is retiring, and we celebrate her accomplishments and offer her our gratitude. For more than two … Continue reading

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Tues 4/18: Rally for Reproductive Rights in Pennsylvania

Right-wing Pennsylvania lawmakers, emboldened by Trump and the regressive federal agenda, are trying to roll back reproductive rights in Pennsylvania. Please join us on Tuesday, April 18 in Harrisburg for a lobby day and 1PM rally on the front steps … Continue reading

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WLP’s Remarks at Today’s Equal Pay Day Rally in Harrisburg

Today is Equal Pay Day, the day of the year that women–on average–have to work to catch up with their white male counterparts’ earnings the previous year. We are in Harrisburg at the State Capitol right now with our partners … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Stop SB300, a PA Bill to Backdoor “Defund” Planned Parenthood

Anti-abortion radicals in the Pennsylvania Legislature have proposed legislation to back-door defund Planned Parenthood by depriving low-income women of access to preventative healthcare like STI screenings and affordable contraception. Senate Bill 300 was introduced last week by Sen. John Eichelberger … Continue reading

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