By refusing to expand Medicaid, many states with Republican-controlled legislatures are keeping many from accessing affordable coverage.
Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul (R-KY) announced Tuesday that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would be launching an investigation into “Planned Parenthood’s unconscionable” fetal tissue donation practices.
In a year cram-packed with attacks on reproductive rights, a few pieces of legislation stood apart from the pack in their efforts to expand—not restrict—health-care services.
The actions of the “Human Capital” project have certainly had a number of ramifications, including triggering a string of efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and stoking violence against abortion providers. But for those behind the project, it may prove to be more legal trouble than it was worth.
The repeal passed 52-47 as part of budget reconciliation package, which required only 51 votes for approval. President Obama is expected to veto the package.
At Saturday’s Democratic debate, paid family leave was once again a hot topic for the presidential candidates, who roundly agree such policies are important despite disagreeing on how to implement them.
Fiorina’s personal story has changed during the GOP primary, while Sen. Lindsey Graham tells fellow Republicans that their abortion rights stances make them unelectable.
A vote on a 20-week abortion ban could come as soon as this month, but it’s not clear whether that will appease right-wing GOP lawmakers determined to defund Planned Parenthood.
Colorado Republicans will at best see a neutral response by general-election voters and at worst face a serious backlash in next year’s election as a result of their continued attacks on Planned Parenthood, political analysts say.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted the obvious: The Senate doesn’t have the votes to defund Planned Parenthood, and even if it did, President Obama would never sign off on it.