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Restricting women’s health care

In response to the March 23 letter “Real choice,” the writer obviously did not visit and explore the Planned Parenthood website or he would know that it does offer prenatal services along with STD testing, cancer screening, birth control, pap smears, services for men and more. It does not arrange adoptions, and homes for unwed […]

How Defunding Planned Parenthood Will Devastate Poor Women, Even If They’re Pro-Life

SOURCE: Drew Angerer/Getty Images News/Getty Images By ELIZABETH STRASSNER After lambasting Obamcare for the past seven years, Republicans have their shot at undoing the healthcare law. On Thursday, the House of Representatives will vote on “Trumpcare,” or the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA). Its passage would be a significant blow to the 2010 […]

Diana DeGette Is (Still) Championing Women’s Health

As House Republicans move to pass a replacement health care bill, this Denver Democrat continues to fight for healthcare access and reproductive rights. BYvLISA WIRTHMAN Diana DeGette chats with constituents. Courtesy of Diana Degette It’s a quiet Friday morning in December, and Chief Deputy Whip, 20-year member of Congress, and healthcare warrior Rep. Diana DeGette […]

Planned Parenthood beseeches GOP moderates to save health care for poor women

   ZACH GIBSON Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, joined by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. (left) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D., Colo.) (right), discuss threats to cut women’s health-care funding. by Thomas Fitzgerald, Political Writer @tomfitzgerald | tfitzgerald@phillynews.com Planned Parenthood, a major provider of contraception and other preventive health care to poor women […]