Tag Archives: New York Times

Pennsylvania Should Adopt A Law to Protect Women in Midlife From Employment Discrimination Based on Caregiving Responsibilities

By Caroline Buck, WLP Law Intern and Tara Murtha, WLP Staff Women moving into the workforce has been one of the most important economic trends in the last 30 years. In April, the Center for American Progress issued a report … Continue reading

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New York Times Reports on Dating Violence in Young Teenagers

Nikki Ditto, WLP Intern An article published last week in the New York Times addresses the problem of dating violence among young teenagers, including those who have not yet entered high school. According to a report by the Centers for … Continue reading

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New Studies Clarify Function of the Morning After Pill

Molly Duerig, WLP Undergraduate Intern The New York Times published an article yesterday clarifying the uncertainties that surround the functionality of emergency contraceptive methods such as Plan B One Step. Cited in the article were a number of research studies, … Continue reading

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Report: Single-Sex Education is Ineffective

A new report by the Board of the American Council of Coeducational Schooling (ACCES), The Pseudoscience of Single Sex Schooling, recently published in Science magazine  reveals (pdf)  that “placing children in single-sex learning environments is ineffective, misguided and may actually have … Continue reading

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Will Contraception Be Considered a Preventive Service Under Health Care Reform?

Recently, the New York Times published an article discussing potential provisions to the new health care law that would require insurance companies to cover contraceptive and family planning services for women. The administration has gathered a team of experts that … Continue reading

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The Next Step for the Birth Control Pill: Over-the-Counter?

Why not? That’s the question that Kelly Blanchard, president of Ibis Reproductive Health, asks in a recent New York Times op-ed. She argues that there’s no real reason against making the birth control pill available over the counter, and there … Continue reading

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Cesarean Sections in the News: Are Women Fully Informed?

Delivery by cesarean section is a hot topic these days.  In recent months newspapers have reported that the rate of c-sections in the U.S. has reached an all-time high; that the federal government has issued new guidelines to encourage vaginal … Continue reading

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Scott Roeder Trial Begins in Kansas

The trial of Scott Roeder, who is accused of murdering abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, began yesterday in Wichita, Kansas. Roeder is charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault for allegedly threatening two ushers … Continue reading

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Update on Abortion Access in Healthcare Reform

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to table an amendment to the healthcare reform bill, the language of which mirrored the restrictive Stupak-Pitts amendment attached to the House’s version of the bill. The Senate amendment was offered by Ben Nelson, D-Nebraska, … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Oppressions: Silence Gives Consent

The unequal society that we live in runs on systems of prejudice against race, and gender; the systems are maintained and perpetuated by the domination and subordination of particular groups of people: males over females, whites over people of color.  … Continue reading

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