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By Christine Grimaldi U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said he’ll examine all 1,442 citations giving him discretion in regulating Obamacare for ways to dismantle the health-care reform law. Read more.
By Sue Davis The U.S. Senate voted 51-50 on March 30 to overturn an Obama administrative rule not allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood payments for Title X patients. The House passed the same resolution in February, so it now goes to the Misogynist in Chief to be signed into law. Read more.
By Sarika Chawla Those 20-week abortion bans you keep hearing about are unconstitutional. Broken-hearted but matter-of-fact, my best friend told me there was a complication with her pregnancy. It was stage three twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. She explained that, with a shared placenta, too much blood was being transfused to Baby A at the expense of Baby […]
Carrillo has been leading a campaign that could seat her as the “first formerly undocumented woman in Congress1 Read more.
By LEA ROSE EMERY We’re talking about Planned Parenthood wrong. I don’t mean in the huge amount of support it’s getting and everyone who’s coming out to say “I stand with Planned Parenthood“— that’s great. We need more of that. But when we talk about threats to Planned Parenthood, the language is confusing because ‘defunding‘ Planned […]
Some men in the Democratic Party seem to think a strong defense of reproductive rights is optional. By Jill Filipovic On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders went on to talk about working with Donald Trump and the future of the Democratic Party. Host Joe Scarborough brought up the question of abortion and other […]
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 […]
By Katie Kablusich Yesterday, New York Times op-ed contributor and religious professor Thomas Groome popped up as the latest in a long line of bros getting it wrong at our newspaper of record about what cost Hillary the election. His take? Trump is in office right now because the uterus-having crowd and the representatives we’ve […]
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 Affordable Care Act and would cause an […]
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 […]