Tag Archives: PA Agenda for Women’s Health

Good news: PA Moves Bill to Protect DV Survivors

Money can be one of the biggest obstacles standing between a domestic violence victim and freedom from abuse. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a significant proportion of women who return to an abusive relationship cite financial concerns … Continue reading

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Pregnant Workers Fired Over a Glass of Water in Pennsylvania

Did you know that a pregnant woman in Pennsylvania can be fired for asking for a stool or water bottle at work? Women make up about half of the workforce, and working women are the primary or sole breadwinners in 40% … Continue reading

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PA Rep. Donna Bullock: I Want to Believe We Can Achieve Equal Pay in Pennsylvania

Today is the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. As we reflect on the progress made toward equal pay and how far we still need to go to achieve it, we are pleased to welcome Rep. Donna … Continue reading

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PA Workers Deserve Equal Protection from Pregnancy Discrimination

Thirty-seven years ago this week, President Carter signed into law the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The PDA prohibits employers from firing, demoting, refusing to hire, or otherwise discriminating … Continue reading

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New report: Politics in the Exam Room, a Growing Threat

The most insidious way American politicians attempt to influence the behavior of private citizens is by quietly passing laws that legislate doctor-patient communications, going so far as to force doctors to lie to patients.   It’s a growing problem. Across … Continue reading

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Tell Lawmakers What it’s Like to be a Pregnant and/or Nursing Worker in PA

If you have been or are a pregnant or nursing worker in Pennsylvania, you have the opportunity to help change our state law for the better. We need to hear from you about your experiences and challenges working while pregnant … Continue reading

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PA Renews Effort to Keep Politics out of Healthcare

Doctors Shouldn’t Be Forced to Lie to Patients Across the country, politicians have been quietly passing laws and regulations that either coerce doctors to mislead their patients—and in some cases, outright lie—or alternatively, gag them from having truthful conversations about … Continue reading

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