Last year, Republican senators, led by far-right ideologues Michael Farris and Rick Santorum, defeated ratification of a UN treaty based on the Americans With Disabilities Act. Will they succeed again this year?
The San Antonio Democrat is expected to announce her candidacy any day now. With Wendy Davis running for governor, a Davis-Van de Putte platform would stand in stark contrast to the hard-right politics espoused by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Galvanized by a recent ruling regarding Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law, Pennsylvania lawmakers are seeking support to re-introduce an admitting privileges bill.
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.
The glitchy rollout of Obamacare offered plenty of fodder for Republicans who oppose the bill. But what most will remember from Wednesday’s House hearing is a bunch of angry men yelling at a woman.
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.”
Certain non-physician medical professionals will now be allowed to perform first-trimester abortions in the state, while abortion facilities will no longer be singled out to adhere to certain facility standards.
On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to go along with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s crusade to have the state’s “crimes against nature” law reinstated.
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.