With New Policies, Trump Plans to Continue His War on Healthcare

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The Trump administration is expected to push ahead with a range of policies that affect healthcare next year despite Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives.

Democrats captured the House majority in the midterms because of their message on healthcare. But that is not stopping Donald Trump from moving ahead on his controversial health agenda which will please his right-wing supporters. read more

Trump, Pence and the GOP Have Declared War On Birth Control

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They say they are fighting abortion, but recent actions by Donald Trump and his Republican enablers make clear that they in fact have declared war on birth control itself.  In doing so they have taken the “war on women” to a new extreme level because they are challenging the right of women to have access to contraceptives, which are used by 60% of women of reproductive age. read more

Trump’s Emboldened Religious Right Will Wreak Havoc on America

*The following is an opinion column by R Muse*

Over the course of the last several years no small number of pundits and commentators have trumpeted the demise of the religious right and their masters at the Vatican. As the recent election appeared to look bleak for Trump, and by extension the Republican Party and evangelical movement, it did appear to many that Trump would take down the religious right along with the Republican Party. Of course none of that transpired as predicted. Instead, as this column warned, the religious right turned out in force to increase their power and authority over government and even if the results were different, the religious right would have transformed an electoral defeat into a new and improved persecution complex that a sympathetic Republican majority would take advantage of. read more

Gov. Terry Branstad Backs An Insane GOP Move to Defund Planned Parenthood in Iowa

Governor Terry Branstad (R-IA) says he backs a "reasonable proposal" to defund Planned Parenthood in Iowa, even though federal money doesn't pay for abortion services due to the Hyde Act and it is already illegal to use Medicaid money for abortion services in Iowa.

Ted Cruz Will Roll Back Access to Contraception if Elected

Cruz says he will illegally order an investigation of Planned Parenthood and end requirement of contraceptive method coverage for employers