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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: Urge Your PA Rep. to Vote NO on Abortion Restriction HB2050

We need you to speak up to help stop another unconstitutional abortion ban. HB2050 advanced through the House Health Committee yesterday, mostly along a party line vote. We expect a vote in the House as early as today. HB2050 is … Continue reading

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WLP Assisting Pittsburgh to Develop “Paid Safe Leave” Policy for Victims of Domestic Violence

Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto signed an executive order directing the city’s Department of Human Resources and Civil Service to develop a policy to provide non-union employees “paid safe leave” to ensure domestic violence victims can get paid time off to … Continue reading

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Read Our Comments Opposing Radical Expansion of “Conscience-Based” Exceptions to Evidence-Based Healthcare

In January, the Trump administration proposed a new rule that would seriously compromise access to evidence-based healthcare and medicine for women by broadly expanding “conscience-based” objections to providing it. The new rule would affect as many as 745,000 hospitals, doctors’ offices, pharmacies, … Continue reading

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Know Your Rights: How to File a Title IX Complaint for Students in K-12 Schools

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was designed to eliminate sex discrimination in schools and education programs. Many people associate Title IX with female athletes, because of the great strides made toward gender equity in athletic opportunities in schools since its … Continue reading

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Read the Letter We Signed Asking Betsy DeVos to Protect Vulnerable Students by Preserving the School Discipline Guidance

The Women’s Law Project proudly signed a letter asking the Trump Administration to help protect vulnerable students by preserving a 2014 guidance that emphasized treating all children fairly, regardless of race and other factors. In 2014, the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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Abortion in the U.S. is Safe

A new study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine confirmed previous research and data in finding that abortion in the United States is safe and has rare complications. From NPR: The report, called “The Safety and Quality of … Continue reading

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The U.S. “Motherhood Penalty” Isn’t Getting Any Better

The motherhood penalty refers to the economic disadvantage of becoming a mother in the United States. For example, research has repeatedly shown that mothers earn less money than women without children. A new report analyzing three time periods going back … Continue reading

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