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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.

May 6: Join us at Our “Rights to Realities” Party in Pittsburgh

In 2002, the Women’s Law Project opened an office in Pittsburgh so we could more directly serve and support the women of Western Pennsylvania.  We are proud of all the work we’ve been able to accomplish in the region over … Continue reading

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You’re Invited to a Feminist Political Revolution Tomorrow

No matter who you support, just getting out there and voting—for all the races, not just the presidential primary—is a political revolution. Or could be. The fact is Pennsylvania Legislature doesn’t represent the population of Pennsylvania or reflect the majority … Continue reading

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Legislating medicine: More than 1,000 provisions already introduced in 2016

So far this year, legislators in 45 states had introduced 1022 provisions related to sexual and reproductive health, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute. Of the 411 abortion restrictions that have been introduced so far this year, 17 … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: It’s Time to Fix Pennsylvania’s Equal Pay Law

Today, advocates from all over the state including the Women’s Law Project gathered at the Capitol in Harrisburg to call for lawmakers to fix Pennsylvania’s broken equal pay law. Some of the same lawmakers who have been busy trying to … Continue reading

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Action Alert: PA House to Vote on HB 1948 Today

Today, the Pennsylvania House plans to vote on HB 1948, the double-abortion ban we’ve been telling you about since they fast-tracked it to the House floor last week.  Read: 10 facts about HB1948 In addition to criminalizing abortion at 20 weeks … Continue reading

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Action Alert: PA House Rejects Input from Medical Experts on HB 1948

On Monday, the Pennsylvania House Health Committee fast-tracked a bizarre double-abortion-ban bill that would criminalize not only almost all abortion at 20 or more weeks in Pennsylvania, but also one of the most common and safe abortion procedures. 10 Facts … Continue reading

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10 Facts About HB 1948, PA’s Proposed Abortion Ban

After taking a record-breaking nine months to finalize last year’s budget—which caused rape crisis centers and domestic abuse advocates to wonder if they could continue providing services–the Pennsylvania Legislature demonstrated they can, in fact, move quickly on issues they believe matter, such as spreading … Continue reading

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