The misleadingly-named “Women’s Public Health and Safety Act” would allow states to kick health-care providers out of their Medicaid programs for performing abortions, or being connected in almost any way to abortion services.
Republican lawmakers asked Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards the same questions over and over, seeming not to care what her answers were or whether their questions were grounded in reality.
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The two bills passed Friday would “undermine access to comprehensive reproductive health care and criminalize the practice of medicine,” says the president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.
Planned Parenthood and pro-choice legislators have already called for the anti-choice group to release its full, unedited videos, but this request comes from a Republican who has a different rationale for asking for the full videos.
“Despite the incendiary rhetoric, we have looked strictly at the facts,” said Reps. Frank Pallone and Diana DeGette, top Democrats on one of the committees investigating 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.
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States across the country continue to reduce their public investment in education. With that in mind, Democratic presidential candidates are tackling the question of how to make college affordable (again) for American students.
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.