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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 […]

The Hyde Amendment at 40 Years and Reproductive Rights in the United States Perennial and Panoptic

Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS1; Rachel H. Occhiogrosso, BS1 Author Affiliations Article Information JAMA On September 30, 1976, in the waning months of the 94th Congress, freshman Representative Henry J. Hyde (R-IL) witnessed his namesake amendment enacted into law via the Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare Appropriation Act of 1977 (PL 94-439).1 All of one sentence, […]