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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. BY LISA WIRTHMAN It’s a quiet Friday morning in December, and Chief Deputy Whip, 20-year member of Congress, and healthcare warrior Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Denver) leans back in her black leather conference room […]

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

  by Thomas Fitzgerald, Political Writer @tomfitzgerald | tfitzgerald@phillynews.com Planned Parenthood, a major provider of contraception and other preventive health care to poor women in Pennsylvania, is betting that congressional efforts to pull federal funding for those services will backfire.  Read more. 

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

 By Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS1; Rachel H. Occhiogrosso, BS1  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, the amendment stipulated that “None […]