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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.

WLP Attorneys: Penn Professors Are Wrong

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff Women’s Law Project Executive Director Carol E. Tracy, Managing Attorney Terry L. Fromson and Staff Attorney Amal Bass, lawyers with extensive experience working with Title IX, the civil law that prohibits discrimination in educational institutions … Continue reading

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Bad Bill Alert: “Admitting Privileges” Coming to PA

Admitting privilege legislation is the latest trick deployed nationally by opponents of abortion rights to shrink the (already inadequate) number of abortion providers. That’s why it’s been all over the news for months. Recently, we learned the admitting privilege controversy … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Passes Paid Earned Sick Days Bill

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff We did it! Philadelphia is now the 20th  jurisdiction in the United States to guarantee certain workers the ability to earn paid sick days. The measure has been passed by City Council twice before, so … Continue reading

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Women’s Law Project Heads to the Pennsylvania Progressive Summit

As a non-profit Pennsylvania-based organization dedicated to advancing the legal status of women and girls, we are, of course, heading up to Harrisburg for the Progressive Summit today. These are a few of the panels that you will not want … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion Access, Economic Justice, Gender Discrimination, Medicaid, PA Law, PA Legislature, Pennsylvania, pregnancy discrimination, Title IX, Women's health, Women's Law Project, WomenVote PA | Leave a comment

Catch Up on News You Might Have Missed in January

It’s a new dawn, a new day, a new… legislative session in Pennsylvania. There’s no time to waste: we’re working toward bills to close the loophole in equal pay law, protect equal access to reproductive healthcare services, and to end … Continue reading

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WLP Supports Passage of Philadelphia Earned Paid Sick Day Bill

Today, Philadelphia City Council is holding a hearing on the merits of proposed bill mandating earned paid-sick leave for certain employees. This is the third hearing on the issue since 2011. Mayor Nutter has vetoed earned paid sick-day legislation twice, … Continue reading

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Bad Bills Alert: Dangerous Legislation on the Horizon in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania already has several laws on the books that enable physicians and other healthcare employees to refuse to provide certain health care services they find personally objectionable. Such provisions are found within the Religious Freedom Protection Act, the Human Relations … Continue reading

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