Tag Archives: Abortion

ICYMI: Late Summer 2016 at the Women’s Law Project

“Things slow down in the summer,” they said. “It will be quiet,” they said. They are wrong! Here are some highlights of our recent work. Finding Solutions to “the double pay gap” August 23 was Equal Pay Day for African-American Women, … Continue reading

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Judge Denies Protesters’ Attempt to Preliminarily Enjoin Harrisburg Clinic Buffer Zone Ordinance

U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo of the Middle District of Pennsylvania turned aside an effort by three abortion opponents to preliminarily enjoin Harrisburg’s “buffer zone” ordinance while their lawsuit against the ordinance is pending. The ordinance, implemented in 2012, bans … Continue reading

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Hey Pennsylvania: Rock Out for Abortion Rights this Saturday 9/10           

This Saturday, more than 30 cities across the country, including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, are hosting events as part of All Access, a series of concerts and conversations about unequal access to abortion in America. This is the deal: Women’s healthcare … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Pennsylvania Senate Leadership re: HB 1948

Dear Senators Scarnati, Corman, Costa, Greenleaf and Leach, The Women’s Law Project is a public interest legal organization that has represented abortion providers in Pennsylvania since the 1970s. In light of Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman’s Health … Continue reading

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Tune in at Noon: WLP Discusses Abortion Ruling on WESA-FM

  Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Texas’s admitting privileges and ambulatory surgical center regulations in a 5-3 decision written by Justice Stephen Breyer, who concluded that “neither of these provisions offers medical benefits sufficient to justify the burdens upon access … Continue reading

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This morning: Supreme Court to Rule on Significant Abortion Case

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States will rule on the most significant reproductive rights case in decades. About Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt: On March 2, the Supreme Court justices heard arguments regarding two provisions of HB2, a Texas law … Continue reading

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Tonight: Watch “Trapped” Documentary on PBS

The timing could not be more appropriate: As we wait for a ruling from the Supreme Court of the United States on the most significant abortion case in decades, a new documentary chronicling the challenges of providing safe and legal abortion … Continue reading

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