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.
When a conspiracy theorist is elected President of the United States, these are the things you can expect to happen.
Yoest has a long record of undermining women’s access to health care by distorting the facts; her selection shows the administration is pandering to extreme evangelical conservatives.
The new NBC/WSJ poll reveals that by a wide margin Planned Parenthood is significantly more popular than Mike Pence who is even more despised than Trump.
The colossal failure of Donald Trump and Republicans to agree on a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is already having wide-ranging effects.
Trump was met with huge crowds of protesters voicing their opposition to his visit to Nashville and his dangerous agenda.
It remains to be seen what Donald Trump will do on a national scale as president.
Illness is indiscriminate and every person must be afforded the care they need when they need it.
It is time for the party of life to live up to their convictions and stop the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and continue to fund Planned Parenthood.
*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.
"Thanks to the Obama Administration women will still be able to access the birth control they need to plan their families, and cancer screenings they need to stay healthy.”
Rubio readily admits that "Microcephaly is a terrible prenatal condition and it's a lifetime of difficulties. But I'm pro-life."
Failure to pass Zika funding forced the administration to choose between delaying vaccine work and raiding other programs to avoid these delays.
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.
"Republicans want to provide extremists with a road map to every woman in the state who's exercised her constitutional right to choose."
Those being burned at the stake are our scientists who hold lifesaving medical breakthroughs in their hands.
Cruz says he will illegally order an investigation of Planned Parenthood and end requirement of contraceptive method coverage for employers
While Americans focus on the primaries, Republicans are eliminating women's rights.
Women stood up for their rights in the Roman forum 2000 years ago, and women today are forced to do the same or consent to male control
Ohio’s John Kasich and Sam Brownback of Kansas are just the latest Republicans to use abortion to distract their residents from bad policies