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.
Republicans want to ban funding for sex education programs that “normalize teen sexual activity as an expected behavior.”
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.
From Alaska to Tennessee, there are renewed calls for Medicaid expansion from activists in Republican-controlled states after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.
Texas’ anti-choice lawmakers—almost all Republicans, joined by a few Democrats—have spent the last decade and a half or so chipping away abortion access in the state. Yet every session, we’re told to be thankful something more restrictive didn’t make it to the governor’s desk.
Rather than making abortion safer, Texas’ omnibus abortion law may actually compromise the health of women in the state if the Fifth Circuit’s ruling earlier this month goes into effect.
In registration packets for the Western Conservative Summit, which attracted GOP presidential contenders to Denver over the weekend, conference goers received a booklet titled, “Top Ten Myths About Homosexuality.”
It would be difficult to imagine a 2015 session that could have rivaled the 2013 special summer session in terms of restrictions. But dangerous bills did get traction this year—and some made their way into law.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s reputation took a drubbing in the aftermath of the “religious freedom restoration act.” But many progressives feel his would-be adversary, John Gregg, isn’t progressive enough to satisfy voters.
Over the past week, our story about a California lawmaker who suggested the state’s drought represents God’s wrath over abortion has gained significant traction in state and national media. Now Grove is desperately trying to walk back from her embarrassing gaffe.