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It Passed! Philadelphia Is 11th City To Call to Repeal Hyde

It passed! This afternoon, after hearing testimony from citizens and advocates in support of Resolution No. 160828, City Council passed the resolution, making Philadelphia the 11th city to officially call on Congress to end the Hyde Amendment. Back in 1973, when … 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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A Note from Dabney Miller on Her 30th Anniversary with WLP

Dear Friends, As 2015 comes to a close, I am celebrating 30 years on the staff of the Women’s Law Project. Nothing could make me prouder.  I work side by side with an extraordinary team, and know I am a … Continue reading

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Final day: 25 Reasons to Give $25 to the Women’s Law Project

Today marks Carol Tracy’s 25th anniversary as Executive Director of the Women’s Law Project. We’re celebrating all week by posting 25 reasons to be grateful for Carol and the WLP, and inviting you to celebrate with us by supporting this important work. Contributing 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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Tonight! Philadelphia Premiere of “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, a new full-length feature documentary that explores the early era of the U.S. feminist movement, premieres in Philadelphia tonight. Following the 7pm screening at the Ritz Bourse, Access Matters President Melissa Weiler Gerber will … Continue reading

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WLP Supports Passage of Philadelphia Earned Paid Sick Day Bill

Today, Philadelphia City Council is holding a hearing on the merits of proposed bill mandating earned paid-sick leave for certain employees. This is the third hearing on the issue since 2011. Mayor Nutter has vetoed earned paid sick-day legislation twice, … Continue reading

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