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GOP Abortion Opponent Realizes That His Own Party's Amendment Helped Cover Abortions

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 90 percent of health insurance plans offered to lawmakers and congressional staff cover abortion, an unforeseen conseque...

Roe v. Wade: 38 and Under Attack

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Thirty-eight years after Roe gave America's women the right to plan for their families and control their reproductive health, this tenet of modern American rights is under assault.

Health Reform Typo Became Anti-Abortion Talking Point

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the battle for health care reform enters the endgame, abortion foes in and out of Congress are trying mightily to block the bill. And one small mis...

Bart Stupak: Democratic Leaders Are 'Ignoring Me'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After playing a central role in the bid to ensure that federal funding for abortion is removed from the Democrats' health care bill, Rep. Bart Stupak ...

Sam Stein

House Dems Will Forge Ahead Without Stupak Language | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When it comes to how health care legislation deals with the always-contentious abortion issue, Democratic House leadership has concluded that it canno...

Abortion Is Health Care

Joan Malin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joan Malin

The health care bill contains language that would essentially eliminate insurance coverage for abortion. When will this country realize that abortion care is health care?

Sam Stein

Boxer: Senate Has Votes To Block Stupak Amendment | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Ryan Grim One of Congress's foremost champions of abortion rights said on Monday that the Senate did not have the votes to add a mo...

Anti-Abortion Amendment Revealed: Democrat Senator Ben Nelson Introduces New, Stricter Language

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With time growing short, Senate Democratic liberals are seeking expansion of two large federal programs, Medicare and Medicaid, as ...

Stupak Amendment Supported By Many Previously Pro-Choice Democrats

FiveThirtyEight | Nate Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When I first learned that the Stupak Amendment, which would prevent abortion from being covered under health care plans included in the health care in...

Abortion Rights Supporters In Congress Request Talks With Obama

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Abortion rights supporters in Congress are asking President Barack Obama for a meeting next week on abortion restrictions included ...

Abortion Language in the Health Care Bill: Another Women's Smackdown and What to Do

Amy Siskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

Is it me, or is Obama's health care bill increasingly like the movie Groundhog Day? Another day, another women's health smackdown. Women's health is under assault.

Sam Stein

McCaskill Opposes Adding Stupak Amendment To Senate Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Less than a day after saying the Senate could live with a health care amendment that greatly restricted a woman's access to abortion in the private in...

Abortion Coverage Allowed In Health Care Legislation

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Health care legislation before Congress would allow a new government-sponsored insurance plan to cover abortions, a decision that w...

Anti-Abortion Measure Passes, Then Fails In House

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An anti-abortion amendment to a sweeping health overhaul bill was voted down in a House committee late Thursday – a dramatic ...

Anti-Abortion Groups To Launch Attack On Health Care Reform

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A coalition of anti-abortion groups is set to open a new front against Democrats' efforts to restructure American health care, claiming the plans open...