Myra Bradwell Award Ceremony (Friday, May 10, 2013)
Maria Bello was honored at this year's Myra Bradwell Award Ceremony. Here are a few pictures from the event.
Respected Feminists Provide Insight On Kermit Gosnell Verdict
Carol Tracy and Kate Michelman Comment on Three Counts of First Degree Murder
Philadelphia, May 13th - This afternoon, jurors found Philadelphia physician and health care provider Kermit Gosnell guilty of murder. Gosnell practiced as an abortion provider and operated a health clinic in West Philadelphia for almost 40 years. Gosnell was arrested January 2011 for charges linked to gross medical malpractice. The trial began March 18, 2013, and jury deliberation began April 30, 2013. Gosnell was tried and convicted on three of the four counts of first degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter of his patient, Karnamaya Mongar.
While conservative pundits claimed that the media were ignoring the Gosnell case, the six-week trial drew significant attention from national news media outlets and activists from all sides of the abortion debate. The grand jury report, trial testimony and the ultimate verdict showed that Gosnell disregarded the law and violated standard medical practices. With his conviction justice was done. Go to full press release.
Carol Tracy Discusses Kermit Gosnell Trial on Radio Times
WLP Executive Director, Carol Tracy, appeared on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane to discuss the Kermit Gosnell trial taking place in Philadelphia. Listen to the discussion now.
Victory for Domestic Abuse Survivors: Women’s Law Project Scores Win in Superior Court
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has affirmed that the General Assembly meant what it clearly stated when it adopted a law in 2006 requiring insurers to pay claims to innocent victims whose homes and automobiles are damaged by the intentional acts of their abusive spouses. See Opinion and more.
WLP Executive Director Debates Dom Giordano on Radio
On April 17th, our Executive Director, Carol Tracy, debated talk radio host, Dom Giordano, on the issue of abortion in wake of the Kermit Gosnell trial currently happening in Philadelphia. Link to podcase here: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/show/the-dom-giordano-program
WLP Releases New Publications to Help Women's Reentry Process
The Women’s Law Project is pleased to announce the publication of two new booklets to help Philadelphia women reentering society from incarceration with their many legal needs. Easing Reentry for Women in Philadelphia: Civil Legal Needs contains two parts, each in its own booklet.
Part 1: General Reentry provides information and resources on topics such as Health Care, Housing, Employment, Public Benefits (Cash, Food, and Medical), Money, and Utilities.
Take Action: Tell Your PA Legislators Not to Ban Health Coverage of Abortion in the Exchange
Three bills have been introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly—Senate Bill 3, House Bill 742, and House Bill 818— that aim to prohibit private insurance from offering coverage for abortion services in Pennsylvania’s Exchange, the new marketplace for insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Take Action NOW!
New Policy Brief: Advocacy to Improve Police Response to Sex Crimes
The Women’s Law Project started advocating to improve police response to sex crimes in 1999 when it led the reform of police practice in Philadelphia. Our newly published Policy Brief (February 2013) describes the innovative strategies we have pursued at both the local and national level. See more resources covering Rape & Sexual Assault.
Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Women in Pennsylvania
A recent article in The Legal Intelligencer authored by the attorneys at the Women’s Law Project describes the profound and positive impact of the ACA on women’s health in Pennsylvania, which, as good as it is, is still not a panacea. Read more...
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