Monthly Archives: February 2018

WLP Files Brief Supporting the City of Pittsburgh & SEIU in Fight for Paid Sick Days

The Women’s Law Project just filed an amici curiae, or friend-of-the-court brief, formally supporting the city of Pittsburgh and SEIU in asking the PA Supreme Court to allow the earned paid sick days ordinance to take effect. Research backs up the common-sense … Continue reading

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Philadelphians Deserve a Fair Workweek, Too

This is a guest post by WLP legal intern Shannon, student at Drexel Kline School of Law, JD Candidate 2019. Finishing up my third year of college, I was already $75,000 in debt and I knew it will only get … Continue reading

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Rewire: PA Supreme Court Could Decide Whether Using Drugs During Pregnancy Is Child Abuse

Can a woman’s behavior while pregnant be considered child abuse under civil law? That’s the fundamental question in a case co-counseled by attorneys at Women’s Law Project and Robert Lugg of Lugg & Lugg in Lock Haven. As we recently told … Continue reading

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A Report on Pennsylvania’s Community Conversations on Women’s Health

Throughout 2017, the Women’s Law Project worked with our partners in the Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health to organize and host 12 public conversations in 10 cities and towns across the Commonwealth, so we could do what too many Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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WLP Asks PA Supreme Court to Review Crucial Case With Significant Implications for Rights of Pregnant Women 

  The issue of whether a pregnant woman can be charged civilly or criminally with child abuse for her drug use during pregnancy has been a pressing issue of American law and politics for almost three decades. Attorneys at the … Continue reading

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