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Pittsburgh City Council: UPMC Must Enter Community Benefits Agreement Before Building Expansion

  On Tuesday, Pittsburgh City Council held a hearing on University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s proposed $2 billion expansion plan. Approximately 160 people registered to speak, and even more community members attended. The hearing was held to give community members … Continue reading

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A Victory of Sorts: Allegheny County Police Will Stop Criminalizing Condoms

We recently told you that Allegheny County police were abusing their authority when making prostitution arrests by adding on a “possession of instruments of crime” charge if the alleged sex worker possessed condoms. Criminalizing condoms defies public health recommendations to … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Stop PA From Cutting the Safety Net for Women Recovering from Addiction  

The Women’s Law Project strongly opposes House Bill 129, legislation that would impose a lifetime ban on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) assistance for any Pennsylvanian with an addiction that led to a drug-related felony conviction or guilty plea. TANF … 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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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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WLP Files Brief Supporting the City of Pittsburgh & SEIU in Fight for Paid Sick Days

The Women’s Law Project just filed an amici curiae, or friend-of-the-court brief, formally supporting the city of Pittsburgh and SEIU in asking the PA Supreme Court to allow the earned paid sick days ordinance to take effect. Research backs up the common-sense … Continue reading

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A Report on Pennsylvania’s Community Conversations on Women’s Health

Throughout 2017, the Women’s Law Project worked with our partners in the Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health to organize and host 12 public conversations in 10 cities and towns across the Commonwealth, so we could do what too many Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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