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DeGette leading defense against House GOP assault on abortion rights

Colorado Representative and head of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Diana DeGette is surprised to find herself doing heated battle on a number of fronts in the war over abortion rights this early in the year. This session of Congress was supposed to be about jobs and the economy, she has said, but the new Republican majority right out of the gate has gone full steam ahead with two bills aimed at expanding restrictions on federal abortion funding while, outside of Capitol Hill, conservative media activists have launched an attack on Planned Parenthood, using cut-and-paste undercover videos to spur Congress to slash all federal aid to the organization.

Embattled anti-abortion Stupak done with Congress

Congressman Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) will not seek re-election. The 58-year-old former state trooper served in Congress for 18 years, winning 9 terms, but he...

Pro-Life Stupak will run again, probably

After days of speculation that Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) might be retiring this year rather than run for reelection, the nine-term congressman finally spoke...

MSNBC: Anti-abortion Stupak mulling retirement

So says MSNBC, which reports this morning that the anti-abortion Michigan Democrat is simply worn out from all the attention (i.e., criticism) he and...

DeGette lauds health bill as ‘strong foundation’; pro-choice groups see betrayal

Colorado U.S. Rep. Dianna DeGette, vice chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee and head of the pro-choice caucus, agreed to a deal to...

Historic health care reform House debate underway

The historic Congressional debate on health care reform legislation has begun. It is streaming live on C-Span. Democratic leaders are confident they have won...

Reducing abortions by expanding health coverage

Last week, Colorado Republicans opposed a bill that would expand health coverage for maternity and contraception partly on the grounds that some contraception terminates...

The hard bargains and steep costs of passing health reform

Unveiling a modified health reform bill on Saturday, Senate Democratic leaders appear to have cobbled together the 60 votes they’ll need to pass the most expansive overhaul to the nation’s health care system in generations. But winning that support comes at a steep cost.

Women’s Media Center: Don’t throw us under the bus to pass...

The Nelson-Hatch Amendment, which would have barred any health plan purchased even partly with new federal subsidies from covering abortions, may have gone down...

C-Street Christian house in D.C. loses evasive tax-free church status

The C-Street townhouse that serves as a home away from home to conservative Christian lawmakers and that has been the site of recent high-profile...