Tag Archives: Contraception

WLP Statement on Pennsylvania Suing Donald Trump Over the New Contraception Rules

Philadelphia –  The Women’s Law Project applauds Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s announcement today that he is suing President Donald J. Trump and the Trump Administration for issuing new rules that allow virtually any company to deny women insurance coverage … Continue reading

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WLP Statement on Trump Administration’s Rollback of Contraception Mandate

The Trump Administration issued a new rule eviscerating the contraception coverage mandate of the Affordable Care Act. “We’re experiencing an unprecedented attack on contraception in this country, despite having full knowledge of all the public health benefits, and cost-savings, of … Continue reading

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Contraception at the Supreme Court Today: What You Need to Know

Oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell, a case about contraception and the Affordable Care Act, just got underway this morning at the Supreme Court of the United States. The petitioners are non-profit organizations that not only object, on religious grounds, to … Continue reading

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Op-ed: On Pope Francis, Economic Justice & Reproductive Rights

Pope Francis has come to the United States to preach about economic justice amid an unprecedented attack on reproductive rights. Anti-choice advocates no longer simply try  to criminalize abortion. Now, most legislative attacks are part of a strategy that relies on steadily implementing incremental … 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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Doctors Aren’t Dummies: Support the Patient Trust Act

By Kate Michelman, WomenVote PA and Susan Frietsche, WLP Senior Staff Attorney Doctors aren’t dummies. They don’t need politicians to tell them what they can and can’t say to patients, or how to administer tests and treatments. On September 8, … Continue reading

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Women’s rights fight has moved to state level

Op-Ed  by Kate Michelman and Carol Tracy, appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, December 9, 2012 That Mitt Romney was stunned by his defeat says much about his and others’ blindness to the divergent forces that carried Barack Obama to … Continue reading

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