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.
A recent proposal by a Texas state senator that would mandate pre-abortion adoption counseling has given reproductive justice advocates a unique opportunity to show what real, meaningful adoption industry reform could look like.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid joined union leaders in celebration of the official launch of the Affordable Care Act, and laid the government shutdown at the feet of Republicans.
On Sunday night, the House voted to make averting a government shutdown contingent on delaying health care for women. Senate women are crying foul.
House Republicans have pegged the continued funding of the federal government to a one-year delay in the implementation of the portion of Obamacare that mandates employer-provided health-care plans to offer coverage for prescription contraception with no co-pay.