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About womenslawproject

The Women's Law Project creates a more just and equitable society by advancing the rights and status of all women throughout their lives. To this end, we engage in high-impact litigation, advocacy, and education.

WLP Condemns Reversal of Protections for Transgender Students

In Pennsylvania, 74% of transgender or gender non-conforming students report experiencing harassment at school. Twenty-three percent report having been a victim of physical assault, and almost 1 in 10 report experiencing sexual violence. Discrimination doesn’t end at the end of … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know about the PA Senate SB3 Debate

After three hours of debate that included explicitly rejecting an opportunity to hear from doctors and the public, the Pennsylvania Senate passed Senate Bill 3 by a vote of 32 to 18, in defiance of medical opposition and amid public … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: Urge Your Senator to Oppose SB3

Yesterday, ten Pennsylvania lawmakers in the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 3, one of the most dangerous abortion bills in the country, out of Committee. All nine Senators who voted to punish pregnant women—Senators Greenleaf, Rafferty, Eichelberger, Gordner, Langerholc, Reschenthaler, … Continue reading

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Action Alert: PA Lawmakers Pushing Most Dangerous Abortion Restriction in Nation

  Extremist Pennsylvania lawmakers have just proposed one of the most unusual and dangerous—and unconstitutional– abortion bills in the country. Senate Bill 3, sponsored by Pennsylvania Senator Michele Brooks, a politician with no medical experience or expertise, is a bizarre … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Oppose Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

The final Senate confirmation vote for Betsy DeVos, the current nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education, could happen as early as today. Please contact Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey and urge him to vote NO on Betsy DeVos. (Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Workers’ Rights Under Attack

Right now, special interests are pushing state legislation that would prohibit Pennsylvania cities and towns from providing workers paid sick leave protections, through what’s called a “pre-emption” bill. Even worse, they edited the proposed legislation to make it retroactive—which means … Continue reading

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Video: Carol Tracy at the Women’s March on Philadelphia

On Saturday, the Women’s Law Project proudly participated in what experts are calling the biggest protest demonstration in the history of the United States. As a state-based organization with a long record of national impact, we chose to resist locally … Continue reading

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