The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: What’s in it, what does it mean for Pennsylvanians?

BY: - July 2, 2023

The PWFA prohibits a covered employer from requiring an employee to accept an accommodation without a discussion about the accommodation, denying a job or employment opportunity to a qualified employee or applicant based on the person's need for a reasonable accommodation, and requiring an employee to take leave if another reasonable accommodation can be provided that would let the employee keep working, according to the EEOC. 


Senator Casey: We need you to protect pregnant Pennsylvanians | Opinion

BY: - August 18, 2022

Pregnant Pennsylvanians can't count on the General Assembly. It's up to Washington now.


With almost no oversight, anti-abortion groups get millions in Pa. tax dollars | Thursday Coffee

BY: - October 28, 2021

Pa. is one of14 states to divert tax money, often intended for the poor, to fund these services, a new report concludes.

Pa. Medicaid abortion case heads to state Supreme Court

BY: - October 14, 2021

If the lawsuit were to succeed in removing the ban on Medicaid-covered abortions, Pennsylvania would join a list of more than a dozen states that already cover abortions through Medicaid, including neighboring states New Jersey and New York.

Are GOP lawmakers pushing ban on transgender athletes ignoring gender inequities at home districts?

BY: - September 7, 2021

Last spring, state Rep. Barbara Gleim, R-Cumberland, introduced  HB 972 or the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” touting it as a way to “protect” women’s sports, despite the absence of any scientific evidence that cisgender athletes would be displaced by, or outperformed, by transgender athletes. 


With Title IX under fire, Pa.’s anti-discrimination law may provide an alternative remedy | Opinion

BY: - May 31, 2019

Sometimes all it takes is one brave victim to fight back to benefit all of us by giving the Courts an opportunity to clarify and enforce protections.