Conservatives have found a new way to take over state and federal government, and it looks like Democrats are uniting in opposition to the nomination of Michael Boggs to the federal bench.
In the lead-up to the primary for the 13th Congressional district in Pennsylvania, Democratic state Rep. Brendan F. Boyle has been making pro-choice campaign trail promises so contrary to his voting record that it’s inspired NARAL Pro-Choice America and Emily’s List to team up to issue what amounts to an anti-endorsement.
A Texas appeals court ruled a state court action, which challenges a 2012 rule blocking Planned Parenthood from participating in the state-run Texas Women’s Health Program, can proceed.
Some 64 provisions have been introduced so far this year to expand or protect access to abortion, more than had been introduced in any year in the last quarter-century.
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s order and ruled the State of Kansas can enforce a 2011 law that strips Planned Parenthood of Title X funds while a legal challenge proceeds.
Rep. Phil Roe, who has supported defunding Planned Parenthood, noted at the Heritage Action Conservative Policy Summit Monday that both he and his wife were voluntarily sterilized. He explained that after having three kids, if he’d had to raise another, he’d have thrown himself off the Capitol.
The Texas Republicans who defunded Planned Parenthood and kicked the provider out of the state’s low-income women’s health program are now trying to fix their mistake with a benefit concert.
Planned Parenthood closed two West Texas clinics within a few days of each other last week, citing its inability to sustain the rural clinics in Texas’ anti-choice climate. Meanwhile, the state Planned Parenthood affiliate received a gift from the foundation of conservative former presidential candidate Ross Perot.
Jan Brewer was so close to not passing unconstitutional bills just to assuage anti-choice extremists. Then she caved.
Ohio anti-choicers would rather that women get misinformation than real reproductive health care.