At a hearing on women’s education in countries wracked by religious extremism, Rep. Randy K. Weber asked a conflict resolution expert if she was teaching Muslims about “the sanctity of life.”
A hearing on the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program revealed impressive results for the low-income families it serves, and the money it saves taxpayers. But its funding runs out in six months.
Texas state Sen. Jane Nelson took to the editorial page of the Austin American-Statesman this week to tout “advances” in women’s health care under Republican leadership. But Nelson fudged the facts on her, and her party’s, anti-woman voting record.
The Texas senate health and human services committee met on Thursday to tout newly expanded funding to family planning services, but critics say they have a long way to go.
Virginia legislators vote Tuesday on whether to repeal the harmful, medically unnecessary law that requires women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion and a mean-spirited ban that outlaws abortion coverage in plans sold in the federally facilitated marketplace.
The newest version of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act would place tax penalties on women who seek abortion, and permanently forbid the District of Columbia from helping poor women pay for abortions.
If there’s any unifying theme to the barrage of right-wing attacks launched over the past year, it’s the politics of punishment–of teaching you a lesson.
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?