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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.

5 Reasons To Raise the Minimum Wage in PA

Today, advocates once again called for Pennsylvania to raise the minimum wage at yet another rally at the Capitol in Harrisburg. There’s plenty of evidence that it would be good for both the economy and workers—especially female workers—to raise the … Continue reading

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ICYMI: January at the Women’s Law Project

We closed out 2015 with a bang, took a holiday, and got back to work. Next stop: The Supreme Court The Women’s Law Project kicked off 2016 by submitting a friend-of-the-court brief to the Supreme Court in the case Whole … Continue reading

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PA Rep. Donna Bullock: I Want to Believe We Can Achieve Equal Pay in Pennsylvania

Today is the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. As we reflect on the progress made toward equal pay and how far we still need to go to achieve it, we are pleased to welcome Rep. Donna … Continue reading

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Farewell to WLP Staff Attorney Tara R. Pfeifer

Five years ago, Pennsylvania was on the brink of closing down almost all of its freestanding abortion providers. An extraordinarily generous response to an emergency fundraising appeal allowed the Women’s Law Project to hire an experienced attorney to help research … Continue reading

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10 Facts About Abortion in Pennsylvania at #Roe43

  Today is the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Pennsylvania plays no small part in the story of the right to choose in the United States. Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the case that set the current standard by which courts … Continue reading

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Invitation: #ProtectTheZonePA Twitter Town Hall, 10AM on 1/20

You’re invited! When: 10AM – 10:30AM on Wednesday, January 20 What: Twitter Town Hall at #ProtectTheZonePA Featured participants include:  @LarryFarnese, Pennsylvania Senator Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) is a former clinic escort and the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 1105, a bill … Continue reading

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Preventing the Next Kermit Gosnell

In response to the exponential rise of abortion restrictions and subsequent mass closure of healthcare facilities providing reproductive healthcare for poor and working-class women, abortion is going to the Supreme Court. In Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, the justices will … Continue reading

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