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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.

Action Alert: Tell Your State Senator Not to Discriminate Against Trans Youth

We need you to let your state Senator know that you care about protecting transgender kids in Pennsylvania. This vote can happen as early as today. Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is scheduled to run out of funds the … Continue reading

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Why Is It So Hard to Get Abortion Right in the News?

Reproductive health is a multi-beat topic in the daily news cycle, and yet coverage of abortion so often falls short. Why? WLP communications director Tara Murtha wrote a piece for The Poynter Institute examining a new study published in the peer-reviewed … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Falls Further Behind While Workplace Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Women Take Effect in Connecticut and Nevada

Starting this month, women in Connecticut and Nevada have stronger legal protections if they need reasonable workplace accommodations while they are pregnant or nursing. These two states, like twenty-‍one others across the country, have each passed a law that explicitly grants … Continue reading

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WLP Statement on Pennsylvania Suing Donald Trump Over the New Contraception Rules

Philadelphia –  The Women’s Law Project applauds Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s announcement today that he is suing President Donald J. Trump and the Trump Administration for issuing new rules that allow virtually any company to deny women insurance coverage … Continue reading

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On Sexual Harassment in Hollywood, on Campuses, and in Pennsylvania

One of the biggest news stories right now reveal allegations of serial sexual harassment by Hollywood studio executive Harvey Weinstein. A wrenching New York Times story details decades of allegations following a pattern wherein Weinstein would allegedly invite younger actresses … Continue reading

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WLP Statement on Trump Administration’s Rollback of Contraception Mandate

The Trump Administration issued a new rule eviscerating the contraception coverage mandate of the Affordable Care Act. “We’re experiencing an unprecedented attack on contraception in this country, despite having full knowledge of all the public health benefits, and cost-savings, of … Continue reading

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WLP Statement on Congressman Tim Murphy

Pennsylvania Rep. Tim Murphy isn’t the first and won’t be the last hypocrite politician who fails to practice what he so emphatically preaches. In fact, it’s unlikely any politician who votes to restrict access to safe legal abortion would ever … Continue reading

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