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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.

Tell Lawmakers What it’s Like to be a Pregnant and/or Nursing Worker in PA

If you have been or are a pregnant or nursing worker in Pennsylvania, you have the opportunity to help change our state law for the better. We need to hear from you about your experiences and challenges working while pregnant … Continue reading

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PA Renews Effort to Keep Politics out of Healthcare

Doctors Shouldn’t Be Forced to Lie to Patients Across the country, politicians have been quietly passing laws and regulations that either coerce doctors to mislead their patients—and in some cases, outright lie—or alternatively, gag them from having truthful conversations about … Continue reading

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Op-ed: On Pope Francis, Economic Justice & Reproductive Rights

Pope Francis has come to the United States to preach about economic justice amid an unprecedented attack on reproductive rights. Anti-choice advocates no longer simply try  to criminalize abortion. Now, most legislative attacks are part of a strategy that relies on steadily implementing incremental … Continue reading

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Announcing #FrancisLovesMeToo

  For Immediate Release Contact: Mike Morrill, Keystone Progress Education Fund Tara Murtha, Women’s Law Project Leah Chamberlain, Philadelphia Women’s Center #FrancisLoveMeToo Local progressive advocates launch campaign to welcome the Pope’s message of economic justice—and call for real policy solutions … Continue reading

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On Pope Francis’ Statement on Abortion

Yesterday, Pope Francis addressed abortion through an open letter issued from the Vatican. Specifically, the pope authorized priests to grant “forgiveness” to a woman for having had an abortion if she seeks such absolution. From the letter: I have decided, notwithstanding … Continue reading

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Report: Lack of Paid Leave is the Real War on Families

The United States is one of the only industrialized countries that fails to support new motherhood in any meaningful way. Take, for example, the lack of guaranteed paid family leave. From a recent report published in In These Times: Most people … Continue reading

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State officials: No Wrongdoing at Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania

A review of Planned Parenthood facilities throughout Pennsylvania initiated in response to an anti-choice video propaganda campaign has turned up no evidence of wrongdoing, according to state officials. Last month, a fake company covertly run by anti-choice activists published several … Continue reading

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