MSNBC host Chris Matthews this week asked Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette, head of the congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, about how the anti-abortion bills introduced as a top priority in the Republican-controlled House might affect Americans should they become law. DeGette said that, from the perspective of women’s health care, the bills are “riddled with little land mines.”
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This past weekend the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops instructed pastors at parishes across the country to distribute material urging Catholics to oppose the health reform bills making their way through Congress for allowing public funding of abortions. Priests…
As late as Friday, the Bush administration was still implementing midnight regulations — and we’re still bird-dogging them. Today’s update includes two additions to our chart and a decision from the Environmental Protection Agency that concerns a rule on a contaminant found in drinking water.
Lawmakers and reproductive health advocates are in full court press to repeal an 11th-hour Bush Administration rule that threatens women’s health care set to go into effect Tuesday — hours before President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration.
Expanding on Mike Lillis’ story today on Capitol Hill Democrats’ attempts to repeal the 11th hour Bush Administration “conscience clause” rule that threatens women’s reproductive health care, 13 states are planning a federal court challenge should political remedies fail.
Democratic policymakers vowing to overturn a controversial new Bush administration rule that could limit women’s reproductive health options have several tools at their disposal to do so — but party leaders aren’t revealing which they favor.
A controversial 11th-hour Bush administration regulation that would allow health care providers to refuse to provide reproductive health services, referrals or advice based on religious or undefined “moral” grounds moved another step forward Thursday. U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, fired off a scathing statement accusing the White House of pursing “extreme ideology over sound public health policies.”
Yet another last-minute Bush Administration regulation — one that threatens women’s reproductive health services — is meeting with heavy resistance from Congress, and Rep. Diana DeGette is leading the charge in the U.S. House to kill it.