Tag Archives: Pregnancy

June at the Women’s Law Project

We took a short break from sending a monthly newsletter, but now we’re back. There’s a lot going on, and we want to make sure you have every opportunity to stay up to date on our work and what’s happening … 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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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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Pennsylvania Falls Further Behind While Workplace Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Women Take Effect in Connecticut and Nevada

Starting this month, women in Connecticut and Nevada have stronger legal protections if they need reasonable workplace accommodations while they are pregnant or nursing. These two states, like twenty-‍one others across the country, have each passed a law that explicitly grants … Continue reading

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Media Advisory: “Pennsylvania Community Conversations on Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Women’s Health” Kicks Off in Erie, PA

Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health Launches Statewide Series of Public Conversations about Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Women’s Health Pennsylvania – A statewide series of public conversations about a broad range of women’s health issues kicks off this week with an inaugural … Continue reading

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Young v. UPS Heads to SCOTUS: What You Need to Know

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case of Young v. United Parcel Service (UPS) to determine whether the company violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania is Failing Women

By Kate Michelman and Sue Frietsche So much for Pennsylvania as the birthplace of freedom and democracy. A report last month from the Center for American Progress offered some alarming statistics about the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the way   it … Continue reading

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