If Congress is unable to meet its December 13 deadline to address the sequester, the struggle for low-income domestic violence survivors
to access safe housing will intensify.
The Koch brothers are pressuring members of Congress not to vote for the federal budget deal worked out by Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan.
Was it true belief, absolute ignorance, or ruthless political opportunism that caused Texas legislators to decimate the state’s family planning safety net and, as the numbers now show, wrest reproductive autonomy out of the hands of tens of thousands of Texans?
Republican lawmakers had hoped in 2011 that their family planning funding cuts would force Planned Parenthood to stop providing health care in the state; instead, the data shows that a wide variety of family planning clinics have shuttered.
A new report shows that Texans in the Rio Grande Valley are now unable to access the affordable reproductive health care that was available to them just a few years ago.
The senator is optimistic that her amendment, the Military Justice Improvement Act, could reach even the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster.
The assault had been years, even decades, in the making. But three years ago, a Supreme Court case, the U.S. Census, and anti-Obama backlash set the course for the arsonists who trained their flame-throwers on women’s fundamental freedoms.
In the end, House Republicans got virtually nothing of what they said they wanted: no defunding of Obamacare, no curtailment of the birth control benefit in Obamacare the law of the land. But they’ll be back.
To the House Republicans, who are hostage to their party’s Tea Party faction, there’s probably no dirtier word than “bipartisan”—except, perhaps, for the words “birth control.”
The U.S. Catholic bishops want to be known as the champions of the poor and struggling. But they’re happy to block services to the needy to further their anti-contraception agenda.