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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.

It Passed! Philadelphia Is 11th City To Call to Repeal Hyde

It passed! This afternoon, after hearing testimony from citizens and advocates in support of Resolution No. 160828, City Council passed the resolution, making Philadelphia the 11th city to officially call on Congress to end the Hyde Amendment. Back in 1973, when … Continue reading

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Philadelphia City Council Resolution Calls to Repeal Hyde Amendment

Update 9/29: The resolution passed! Philadelphia just officially became the 11th city to pass a resolution calling for an end to the Hyde Amendment. Abortion was not always banned from Medicaid coverage. Back in 1973, when the landmark U.S. Supreme … Continue reading

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The “Double Bind” of Anti-Choice Policies & Workplace Discrimination

What do you call it when lawmakers restrict access to abortion–but also fail to implement family-friendly workplace policies that would enable women to support themselves and their children? A double bind. Or here in Pennsylvania, we call it business as … Continue reading

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ICYMI: Late Summer 2016 at the Women’s Law Project

“Things slow down in the summer,” they said. “It will be quiet,” they said. They are wrong! Here are some highlights of our recent work. Finding Solutions to “the double pay gap” August 23 was Equal Pay Day for African-American Women, … Continue reading

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You’re Invited: The Just Films Festival in Pittsburgh

The Women’s Law Project is proud to present Just Films, a one-of-a-kind festival featuring films focused on social justice and gender inequity. Free and open to the public, the monthly series features ten new social justice films—most showing in Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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Judge Denies Protesters’ Attempt to Preliminarily Enjoin Harrisburg Clinic Buffer Zone Ordinance

U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo of the Middle District of Pennsylvania turned aside an effort by three abortion opponents to preliminarily enjoin Harrisburg’s “buffer zone” ordinance while their lawsuit against the ordinance is pending. The ordinance, implemented in 2012, bans … Continue reading

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Hey Pennsylvania: Rock Out for Abortion Rights this Saturday 9/10           

This Saturday, more than 30 cities across the country, including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, are hosting events as part of All Access, a series of concerts and conversations about unequal access to abortion in America. This is the deal: Women’s healthcare … Continue reading

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