Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

Rewire: PA Supreme Court Could Decide Whether Using Drugs During Pregnancy Is Child Abuse

Can a woman’s behavior while pregnant be considered child abuse under civil law? That’s the fundamental question in a case co-counseled by attorneys at Women’s Law Project and Robert Lugg of Lugg & Lugg in Lock Haven. As we recently told … Continue reading

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WLP Asks PA Supreme Court to Review Crucial Case With Significant Implications for Rights of Pregnant Women 

  The issue of whether a pregnant woman can be charged civilly or criminally with child abuse for her drug use during pregnancy has been a pressing issue of American law and politics for almost three decades. Attorneys at the … Continue reading

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Standing Up for Female Athletes & Correcting Myths About Title IX

In our line or work, we often encounter what can politely be called strategic misinformation about women and girls. We hear lies about our bodies, about how our reproductive system works (no, women’s bodies do not come equipped with secret … Continue reading

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What Can Be Done About Street Harassment?

Temple University Kayla Watkins calls street harassment a “daily terror.” “I’ve been being street-harassed since I was 12 and it’s been a constant struggle,” Watkins said at a roundtable convened to explore the problem of street harassment in Philadelphia. “I … Continue reading

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Just in: An Action Plan to Protect Contraception Access in Pennsylvania

This morning, Women’s Law Project director of communications Tara Murtha spoke out at a press conference at Philadelphia City Hall in support of a new action plan designed to mitigate the public health harm of the Trump administration’s rollback of … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Tell Your State Senator Not to Discriminate Against Trans Youth

We need you to let your state Senator know that you care about protecting transgender kids in Pennsylvania. This vote can happen as early as today. Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is scheduled to run out of funds the … Continue reading

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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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