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Pennsylvania Agenda For Women's Health: Going Beyond Playing Defense
PSN on January 22, 2014 - 3:57pm
Today, on the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, Pennsylvania legislators are shining a spotlight on the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women's Health. Reflecting a cross-section of issues and concerns facing women and families today, the Agenda is designed to go beyond playing defense and advance a slate of proactive women's health priorities.
State Rep. Dan Frankel and State Sen. Judy Schwank, co-chairs of the Pennsylvania Legislature's Women's Health Caucus, are leading the effort. With these legislators' Agenda for Women's Health as a leading model, here's to making 2014 a year of solutions.
- Empowering pregnant women and working mothers, including nursing moms, to stay productive and successful in the workplace
- Making sure women can access their doctors at health care clinics without political protestors harassing them and getting in the way
- Pay equity legislation to modernize rules making sure women are paid fairly for the same work as men
- Increasing access to health care that prevents breast and cervical cancers from sidelining women in their prime years
- Stopping penalties on women victimized by domestic violence for seeking help
- Banning harassment based on posting intimate photos and videos without consent