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The Women’s Bar Association (WBA) is disappointed that the U.S. Senate passed a measure allowing states to withhold federal funds from health care clinics such as Planned Parenthood. The bill, which has already been passed by the House and now heads to President Trump’s desk, repeals an existing regulation that bars states from withholding federal family planning grants from community health centers solely because they offer abortion services. The federal family planning program, created in 1970, serves nearly four million patients in four thousand clinics across the country by providing funding for services like contraceptives, family planning counseling, cancer screening and sexually transmitted disease education and prevention.
The Women’s Bar Association’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) was launched in 2009 by a group of leaders in our legal community eager to give back to the next generation of promising women attorneys. The WLI is designed for women attorneys who are six to twelve years into their careers. Following the model of successful programs in other communities, the WBA provides participants with large-scale networking, group mentoring, and one-on-one career development opportunities. Each event leverages the experiences of accomplished women attorneys in Massachusetts interested in cultivating the next generation of women leaders. From no-holds barred Q&A sessions to events introducing participants to leaders in the Massachusetts legal and business communities, the WLI provides participants with opportunities to work with their role models and one another, build their networks, and further their careers.
BOSTON, MA – March 27, 2017 – The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) held its 2017 annual meeting and reception for newly admitted lawyers on March 23, 2017 at the Omni Parker House Hotel. At this event the WBA transitioned to new leadership, welcomed new women attorneys to the Massachusetts legal community, and bestowed its Distinguished Public Service Award, which recognizes those who have made significant commitments to public service and have contributed to the advancement of women in the legal profession.
The Lelia J. Robinson Award honors women attorneys who have captured the spirit of the first woman admitted to the practice of law in Massachusetts. The WBA seeks nominees from a wide variety of geographic and ethnic backgrounds who have demonstrated a base of community and/or organizational support for their activities. The recipient of the Lelia J. Robinson Award is honored at the WBA's annual gala which will be held on November 28, 2017 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.
The WBA applauds Governor Baker for making a public commitment to continue funding Planned Parenthood in the Commonwealth if the federal government eliminates federal funding for Planned Parenthood nationwide.
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