Category Archives: Philadelphia Inquirer

Helping make campuses safer

By Carol E. Tracy, WLP Executive Director and Terry L. Fromson, Managing Attorney Sexual assault and harassment on college campuses have finally gotten the attention of federal authorities charged with monitoring compliance with Title’s IX sex-discrimination prohibition. The U.S. Department … Continue reading

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UPDATE RE: H.B. 2718 Would Penalize Women on TANF for Having Children Unless They Are Survivors of “Legitimate” Rape

UPDATE (10/26/12):  Within three days of the publication of this blog post, three of the six house sponsors of H.B. 2718 have removed their names from the sponsorship of the bill.  The prime sponsor, Rep. RoseMarie Swanger, defended the bill … Continue reading

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First Amendment Does Not Give Church Leaders Right to Impose Beliefs on Women

Terry L. Fromson, Women’s Law Project Managing Attorney Advancing the church’s unrelenting pursuit of control over women’s reproductive lives, Joe Watkins’ op-ed published in The Philadelphia Inquirer on June 3 (Mandate for health services touches full religious spectrum) incorrectly labels … Continue reading

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WLP Executive Director to Testify at Senate Hearing About Police Mishandling of Rape Cases

Next Tuesday, September 14, WLP Executive Director Carol E. Tracy will testify at a Senate Judiciary hearing in Washington, DC, about police mishandling rape reports. The Women’s Law Project has been working on this issue since the Philadelphia Inquirer reported … Continue reading

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Roe v. Wade Anniversary

On January 22, the Women’s Law Project joined pro-choice advocates around the country in celebrating the 36th anniversary of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision, which legalized abortion nationwide. Coming on the heels of President Barack Obama’s inauguration, the … Continue reading

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Jobs protected for Philadelphians who are survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence

Some good news for the new year: Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed the policy that the Philadelphia City Council passed in October requiring employers to provide up to eight weeks of unpaid leave for survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence, … Continue reading

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Women’s Law Project in the News

WLP staff have been making the media rounds and we thought we’d let you know! First, our executive director, Carol Tracy, was quoted in this Philadelphia Inquirer column about Governor Rendell’s sexist remarks about Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano. Carol Tracy, … Continue reading

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