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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 […]

Abortion Behind Bars

Terminating a pregnancy in prison can be next to impossible. Rebecca Grant In March 2004, a 19-year-old Arizona woman was sentenced to four months in Maricopa County jail for a DUI, shortly after discovering she was pregnant. She asked for a delay in her sentencing hearing so she could obtain an abortion, but the prosecutor […]

10 Times Representative Steve King Has Been Horribly Offensive

This is a man who believes immigrants are frightening, abortion is morally wrong, and birth control will lead to the end of civilization.  GETTY by ROBIN MARTY  On March 12, Iowa Rep. Steve King set the internet on fire with his undeniably racist tweet claiming, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” It […]

Changing the conversation around abortion

By Nan Little Kirkpatrick and Amanda Williams Photo by Todd Wiseman During the 2013 filibuster of Texas’ anti-abortion bill — the House Bill 2 that shut down clinics across the state — Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, D-San Antonio famously asked: “At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to […]