Illinois legislators will be working overtime this summer: Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly are in a showdown with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner as he slashes social services that impact vulnerable populations across the state.
In perhaps the most twisted argument yet, anti-choice advocates are blaming Obama for cutting clinic funds that Republicans gutted.
As a government shutdown looms and Congressional leaders indicate that the final sticking point in budget negotiations revolves around extreme proposals to strip funding for women’s health centers, pro-life religious leaders and leading advocates for preventing unplanned pregnancy are speaking out.
Today, as reported by our colleagues at ThinkProgress, three anti-choice Republicans have urged House Speaker John Boehner to drop the rider seeking to defund Planned Parenthood around which the stalemate on the budget and government shutdown revolve.
The GOP has two words for women in America. Drop dead.
As the uncertainty of the very real-life drama about the budget stalemate and threatened shutdown of the federal government drags on, there is one thing you can count on. Every single major media outlet has gotten the story about riders wrong.
I want to focus on one hypothetical woman, let’s call her Kelly, and look at how some of the proposed cuts will affect her if enacted, and, I promise, no more discussion of money for the rest of this piece.
The King County Family Planning Advisory Board is worried about proposed WA state budget cuts, and want all WA residents to realize they should be too! Family Planning and Public Health must be removed from the chopping block!
Government budget plans overlook the needs of women. The solution? Gender-budgeting.