Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced that it will ask the Iowa Supreme Court to review a decision by a lower court allowing the Iowa Board of Health to ban the use of telemedicine for abortion services.
Democratic delegates voted for Rep. Amanda Curtis over rancher Dirk Adams during a special convention held Saturday, four days before the August 20 deadline for the party to choose a candidate to appear on the November ballot.
In his first debate with pro-choice Democrat Andrew Romanoff, Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman (R) tried to say he supports access to contraception after emphasizing his opposition to Colorado’s “personhood” amendment, but he blanked momentarily as he tried to recall the words “birth control,” drawing ridicule from Romanoff and pro-choice advocates.
An Austin grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on felony corruption charges on Friday after the Republican withheld $7.5 million in two years of funding for a county integrity unit that investigates government misdeeds and fraud.
The lawsuits seek the full incident report from the Michael Brown shooting and an order preventing the Ferguson, Missouri, police department from blocking citizens and the media from filming police activities.
On the last day of arguments in the latest challenge to Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law, Judge Lee Yeakel pushed lawyers both for the plaintiffs and the State of Texas to answer the key question posed in practically every abortion case since Roe v. Wade: “Exactly what is an undue burden?”
In what universe is any private institution providing services in a competitive marketplace entitled to public funding? Apparently a universe where children without stable homes are denied the opportunity to join a loving family because of someone else’s bigotry.
As the race for governor heats up ahead of the November election, incumbent Gov. Scott Walker has consistently aligned himself with the Republican Party and against the clear front-runner among Democratic primary candidates, Mary Burke, on issues like Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and the economy.
Anti-choice groups trained future clinic protesters as a federal court heard arguments in a new lawsuit challenging Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law.
This November, Michigan residents will decide whether to cast their vote for Republican incumbent Rick Snyder or long-time Democratic politician Mark Schauer in the gubernatorial election. The candidates have already begun to spar over the economy, education, and public health in the state, which will all be central issues leading up to the November election.