Losing allies is not good

Aug. 06, 2020 /

State Rep. Brian Sims, to put it politely, lost his temper with State Rep. Tom Murt this week. This is not the first such outburst from Sims, but while he might claim that other outbursts were directed at those who do not support our rights, this time it was aimed at an ally, someone who has consistently been in our corner.

New bill makes female genital mutilation a felony in Pennsylvania

Aug. 02, 2019 /

Female genital mutilation, a form of horrific abuse that affects thousands of women and girls throughout the world, is now a felony in Pennsylvania, thanks to some recently signed legislation. And good timing. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pittsburgh region ranks among one of the top metropolitan areas in the nation for female genital mutilation risk.

Pennsylvania poised to ban female genital mutilation

Jun. 28, 2019 /

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania is on track to become the 34th state to ban female genital mutilation, a cultural practice used by some ethnic groups that the Centers for Disease Control has described as a violation of women’s human rights.