It’s not clear which proposal will be voted on, but the GOP-led House is likely to vote to defund Planned Parenthood shortly after the August recess.
It’s no surprise that Planned Parenthood came up at the GOP debate, but the substance of that debate was less about Planned Parenthood and more about whether abortion should be legal in the United States at all.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could soon mandate that corporations make public the ever-growing pay gaps between executives and workers after a series of delays that have for years frustrated congressional progressives.
Democrats led the effort to filibuster a bill sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) that would have prohibited federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood, as well as made those funds “available” to other entities that provide women’s health services.
While many Democrats avoid discussing the deceptive Center for Medical Progress videos, others are starting to push back against the front group.
The bill says it will divert Planned Parenthood’s funding to other providers of women’s health care, but critics say that simply wouldn’t work.
Sen. Rand Paul and his anti-choice colleague Sen. Ted Cruz, both 2016 presidential contenders, have pushed to deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood in recent days.
House Republicans tried to expand the anti-choice Hyde Amendment for the fourth time this year, this time with a last-minute change to a medical research bill.
A group of pro-choice legislators on Thursday helped stop a Senate committee from cutting international family planning funding and reinstating the “global gag rule.”
Heeding calls from pro-choice advocates to end the discriminatory Hyde Amendment, House Democrats introduced comprehensive legislation to ensure every woman has equal access to insurance coverage of abortion.