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House of Representatives Removes DC Abortion Funding Ban, Rejects Ban on Funding for Needle Exchange

The House of Representatives tooks the first step toward allowing the District of Columbia to use its own funds to help low-income women seeking abortion to afford one and rejected an effort to ban safe needle exchange.

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Catholic Church Threatens District of Columbia Over Gay Marriage Bill

According to the Washington Post, the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, DC is threatening to withdraw all social services from the District of Columbia (DC) if the city does not change it’s proposed same-sex marriage law.

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House Committee Votes to Allow DC to Fund Abortions for Low-Income Women; Bill Moves Soon to Full House Vote

The House Appropriations Committee tonight voted down the “Tiahrt-Davis” Amendment, an effort by anti-choice forces in Congress to reinsert a rider into the District of Columbia’s federal funding allocation that would have prohibited local funds from being used to help low-income women access medically necessary abortions.

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