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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.

Victory: Third Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Rights of Transgender Students

This afternoon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling that upheld a Pennsylvania school district’s policy that permits transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity. Court … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know about Trump’s Attack on Title X

The Title X Family Planning Program was established by President Richard Nixon in 1970 in order to help alleviate poverty and improve the health of women and children. It fulfilled Nixon’s promise that “no American woman should be denied access to family planning … Continue reading

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Calling All Moms (and Mom Supporters)! Join Us to Advocate for Workplace Equality in PA on May 22

In honor of Mother’s Day month, we are joining MomsRising and fellow advocates from across the state and heading to the Capitol to call on lawmakers to pass policies that will help lift Pennsylvania families by fighting discrimination in the … Continue reading

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Litigation Update: Briefs Filed in Case Re: If Prenatal Drug Use is Child Abuse Under Civil Law

We just filed our main brief in an important case that may have a profound influence on public health and the rights of pregnant people in Pennsylvania and beyond. Can a woman’s behavior while pregnant be considered child abuse under … Continue reading

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Action Alert: PA Lawmakers Just Introduced a 6-Week Abortion Ban

Have you been following the uproar over Iowa signing into law “one of the country’s most restrictive abortion laws?” Pennsylvania lawmakers just introduced it here. HB2315, introduced by Rep. Saccone, attempts to criminalize abortion at approximately six weeks, far before the … Continue reading

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Split Ruling on Lawsuit to Block Philadelphia’s Equal Pay Ordinance 

This week, a U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued an order granting in part and denying in part a motion brought by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia on behalf of members such as Comcast Corporation, … Continue reading

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Why Raising the Minimum Wage is a Worker’s Issue AND a Woman’s Issue

Pennsylvania has become an island of poverty wages. At $7.25 per hour, we have the lowest minimum wage allowed by federal law. A woman working full time for Pennsylvania’s minimum wage earns just $14,500 annually— thousands of dollars below the poverty line … Continue reading

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