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Congressional plans to defund Planned Parenthood are irresponsible

Tue Jan 10 13:06:56 EST 2017 | The Seattle Times
Cutting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, as some Republican congressional leaders want, would just hurt people who need health care. A bad idea pasted on top of another wrongheaded move: Cutting federal funding for Planned Parenthood as part of the proposed repeal of Obamacare. Women across America depend on Planned Parenthood not only for birth control but also for health care. At 650 health centers across the United States, including Washington state, women, men and teens go to Planned ..


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WASHINGTON —  The Republican-led Senate is poised to take a step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law despite anxiety among GOP lawmakers over the l..
Whoopi Goldberg and Jedediah Bila had an intense fight on “The View” on Friday over the GOP’s plans to defund Planned Parenthood. Check out the video below. On Wednesday, a House p..
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Iowa lawmakers took the first steps to defund Planned Parenthood this week and redirect tax dollars to comprehensive health clinics that don’t do abortions. The Associated Press re..
The director of Planned Parenthood in Colorado said yesterday her organization will "fight like hell" against plans by Republicans to de-fund Planned Parenthood. "Defunding Planned..
WASHINGTON (UPI) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said House Republicans intend to --- Planned Parenthood of funding as part of their promise to repeal the Affordable Care A..
If there’s anything that can be counted on, it’s that the GOP won’t miss an opportunity to cut off its legislative nose to spite its pro-life face. One of the major reasons Republi..
In Portland, Oregon, 21 prominent local bakeries and eateries announced a new initiative in protest of the upcoming inauguration and incoming President Donald Trump’s position on a..
New York Times columnist and commentator Charles Blow issued a scathing warning for top Republicans who are now planning their long-salivated over repeal of the Affordable Care Act..
Rev. Dr. Dennis Wiley joins in a symbolic washing away of negativity around women’s reproductive decisions during an interfaith ceremony at the The Carol Whitehill Moses ..
While a loss of federal Medicaid dollars could affect their ability to operate, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin officials says the larger concern is that efforts in Congress t..
WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump pushed Congress Tuesday to act swiftly to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law, and follow up quickly with a replacement. House..
While Congress grapples over the fate of Obamacare, a new study shows that President Obama’s embattled health care plan helped increase the use of mammography among American women...
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that Republicans would cut federal money for Planned Parenthood as part of their repeal of Obamacare. “The Planned Parenthood legislation..
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards has been making her rounds in the mainstream media again this week to claim that her abortion business needs half a billion of our tax dollar..
The fate of Obamacare now lies in the hands of Republican lawmakers who have made it a priority to dismantle the healthcare law. If it's repealed, millions of people who were cover..
More women got mammograms once they were offered at no cost to them under Obamacare, according to a recent study. The report, published in the journal Cancer Monday, found that mam..
Scientists have shown conclusively that treatment not only improves the health of people infected with HIV, it also stops transmission of the virus that causes AIDS. That public he..
President-elect Donald Trump demanded Tuesday that Congress immediately repeal the Affordable Care Act and pass another health law quickly thereafter, issuing a nearly impossible r..
A new addition to President-elect Donald Trump’s impending White House policy team is a woman who believes birth control causes miscarriages and abortions, in addition to limiting ..
FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican-led Senate is po..
FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican-led Senate is po..
Blessing an abortion clinic may seem antithetical to religious beliefs about the sanctity of life. But various religious leaders came together to do just that on Tuesday at Planned..
Every time Republicans talk about trying to defund government funding for the largest abortion provider in the country the media freaks out about the GOP’s “war on women.” Thursday..
Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) reintroduced the Defund Planned Parenthood Act last week. It is a priority, she believes, because the organization performs over 300,000 abortions a ye..
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Nearly two dozen medical schools across the country held demonstrations Monday asking Congress not to repeal the Affordable Care Act. UCSF healthcare providers joined forces with t..
Operation Rescue has obtained five Statement of Deficiency Reports that show Missouri state inspectors have cited the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in St. Louis, Missouri, f..
Fiscal hawk Rep. Dave Brat of Virginia said repealing Obamacare is bigger than just fixing the nation’s health care policy — it could help preserve entitlements for future gen..
The Senate passed a budget resolution that would begin the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, early Thursday morning. The non-binding resol..
An overwhelming majority of people disapprove of Republican lawmakers' plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act without having a ready replacement for the health care law, according ..
Whoopi Goldberg unloaded on co-host Jedediah Bila over Speaker Paul Ryan's announcement that Republicans will seek to federally defund Planned Parenthood during a heated exchange o..
A small group of demonstrators stand outside of a HIlton Hotel prior to a “Defund Obamacare Tour” rally in Indianapolis, on Aug. 26, 2013. Photo by Nate Chute/Reuters WASHINGTON — ..