On the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark abortion rights decision in Roe v. Wade, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 242-179 to pass a bill that would codify a ban on federal funding for abortions.
Democrats tried to use a procedural move Thursday to sink the bill or send it back to committee. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) submitted
For years, Republicans have tried to get between a woman and her doctor. Now they're trying to come between a woman and her health insurance company.
Currently, more than 80 percent of private health insurance plans include abortion coverage, according to the Guttmacher
The White House said on Monday that President Barack Obama would veto the controversial anti-abortion bill moving through the House of Representatives if it ever made it to his desk.
The White House said on Monday that President Barack Obama would veto the controversial anti-abortion bill moving through
Republicans voted the amendment down after Franks said it was "outside of the subject matter of the bill at hand." The bill
To break the issue of abortion rights down to a battle over "messaging," or ensuring that Republican members of the House give some necessary red meat to their base, ultimately has a much more dire impact on the body politic.
Republicans also argued that the public strongly supports prohibiting federal funds from subsidizing abortion care, and they
As the Senate takes up a measure to extend unemployment insurance, Republicans in the House of Representatives are looking to make 2014 another banner year for anti-abortion laws.
A panel of 12 men on the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on a bill Thursday that would deny tax subsidies to
We will be better off as a country the more equal we are and the more opportunity we provide for the best and brightest to rise to the top, regardless of the economic station people are born into. Unfortunately, we've gotten away from this conviction over the last few decades.
Several lawmakers made it out to the protest to address the crowd in person. Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) touted a bill she
"I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way," he said. "I’d be open
The truth is that H.R. 3 breaks sharply with longstanding federal abortion policy in ways that could significantly impact people's health insurance and set a precedent that jeopardizes funding for many faith-based organizations.
"If the president is presented with H.R. 3, his senior advisers would recommend that he veto the bill.” “Members of Congress
Republicans pulled controversial "forcible rape" language from a pending bill, but they're trying a backdoor maneuver to
America's pro-choice majority is mobilized, galvanized and standing up to stop the War on Women. Politicians who fail to heed the message will have a steep price to pay in 2012.
As Catholics and as citizens, we must oppose the move to de-fund Planned Parenthood and stand up for our rights and freedom to follow our own consciences on these personal issues.
If successful, insurance bans may be more devastating to women's reproductive health care than the hundreds of state laws that mandate counseling, forced delays, and bans on specific procedures.