Posts Tagged ‘abortion’

House GOP Again Tries to Restrict Abortion in D.C.

Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona called a hearing today that largely focused on why it would be best for the residents of D.C. to have their access to abortions restricted, and he made sure the District's only elected representative in Congress couldn't testify on the matter.
Chaired by Franks, the hearing in the House Judiciary [...]

Trent Franks on Abortion Bill: “D.C. Is Not the Issue”

We caught Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) after his subcommittee’s hearing yesterday on a bill he sponsored that would ban abortion in D.C. after 20 weeks.
“District of Columbia is not the issue here,” he told us, stepping into an elevator. “It’s the pain of the child, and when people make the District of Columbia the issue [...]

Who’s Testifying At Today’s Abortion Ban Hearing

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton released testimony in advance of this afternoon's hearing for a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks in D.C. It's the testimony she would have given had she been permitted to testify—which she wasn't. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was particularly irritated, NBC4 reports:

"We have a member of Congress [...]

Does Susan G. Komen Foundation Really Need WTOP’s Help?

Remember the flap over the Susan G. Komen Foundation's choice to pull funding from Planned Parenthood earlier this year? In January, Komen announced it would no longer give grants to organizations under federal investigation; at the time, House Republicans were investigating Planned Parenthood for providing legal abortions, which meant no grants for Planned Parenthood. That [...]

Milloy: Men Ought To Be Involved In Race And Gender Debate

Last week when I wrote about Courtland Milloy's latest columns on gender, race, and why white women are so angry, I wondered about what got Milloy going on the topic. As I noted, the argument about where the interests of white women and women of color align (and part ways) has been going on for [...]

The Needle: Virginia is for Stoners Edition

Yes, Virginia, You Put Your Weed In There: In the near future, Virginia may no longer just be the place to buy legal guns and cheap tobacco. It'll also be the place to go buy pot! Legislators in the Old Dominion are studying whether to allow marijuana sales at state-owned liquor stores. Prediction: This won't happen. [...]

Issa Introduces Bill To Give District Budget Autonomy, Sort Of

Perhaps I'm a cynic, but I'm not convinced Darrell Issa's new bill to offer the District budget autonomy was made in good faith. The California Republican (who tried to micromanage D.C. government just a few weeks ago), has attached a clause to the bill that would prevent the D.C. from using its own tax dollars to [...]

The Needle: Brother, Can You Spare $600 Million Edition

D.C. Busted: For months, budget experts and politicians have been warning of how bad the District's fiscal situation is, and how much would have to be cut from expenditures (or raised in new taxes) to fill a $450 million gap in this year's balance sheet. Now it turns out the real shortfall is $600 million [...]

Photos: March for Life

Our Morning Roundup: The 70 Percent Lord of the Rings Edition

In honor of the fact I FINALLY saw the movie this weekend. And only liked 70% of it.
There’s a new, crisp smell in the air—is it fall? Or perhaps the first whiff of bipartisanship in the health care debate? Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine has finally been wooed to the, um, dark side—depending on your [...]

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