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Entries by Laura Bassett from 08/2011

Free Birth Control Religious Exemption Coverage Sparks Controversy

Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration issued official guidelines Monday that will force nearly all health insurance plans to fully cover the cost of ...

Kansas Planned Parenthood Ruling Could Protect It In Other States

Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

A federal judge in Kansas issued another victory for Planned Parenthood on Monday, temporarily blocking the implementation of a law that would have de...

Steve King: Covering Birth Control Could Make Us A 'Dying Civilization' (VIDEO)

Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new set of guidelines issued by the Department of Health and Human Services this week that will require health insurers to cover bir...

Kansas Abortion Insurance Restrictions Are Challenged In Court

Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against a new Kansas law that bans the coverage of abortion as part of standar...

Texas Tax System Heavily Burdens Poor Residents

Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

During his presidential campaign announcement speech last week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry lamented the "injustice" that nearly half of all Americans -- th...

Obama Jobs Plan Meets Early Resistance From Republicans

Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

Following a few dismal weeks on Wall Street and talk of a double-dip recession, President Obama will soon announce a new jobs plan that is expected to...

Planned Parenthood vs. The States: The Legal Battles Rage

Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

The states launched an unprecedented avalanche of attacks against Planned Parenthood in their 2011 legislative sessions, but Planned Parenthood is bat...

Abortion Clinics Will Be Regulated Like Hospitals In Virginia

Posted 08.25.2011 | Women

The Virginia Department of Health will release proposed clinic regulations on Friday that target abortion providers and could potentially shut many of...

Virginia Abortion Clinics Threatened By New Regulations

Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

There are 22 facilities that provide first-trimester abortions in Virginia, and all of them may have to close their doors over the next two years if t...

Victoria Cobb, Top Anti-Abortion Lobbyist In Regulation Debate, Married To Top State Health Official

Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

A prominent anti-abortion lobbyist in Virginia who has been pushing the administration to adopt strict regulations for abortion clinics over the past ...