April 27, 2015,
By Amanda Terkel, via The Huffington Post
Planned Parenthood only uses federal money for non-abortion services [but] Bush's position puts him in line with other Republican presidential aspirants who have also supported defunding the group, including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.).
April 28, 2015
By Kyle Feldscher, via Michigan Live
House Democrats said the amendment means any organization providing those services will not be able to receive any state funding, should the budget become law.
‘It's extremely disappointing that the Republican caucus would use women's health as a bargaining chip,’ said Rep. Kristy Pagan, D-Canton.
April 29, 2015
By Nina Liss-Schultz, via RH Reality Check
The Manassas, Virginia, city council on Monday approved an ordinance that ... would threaten to close the city’s lone abortion clinic. The measure would reclassify women’s health centers as medical care facilities. That change would require those clinics have special use permits, granted only after a public comment period and city council approval.
April 30, 2015
By Tara Culp-Ressler via Think Progress
Colorado Republicans have officially voted to eliminate funding for an award-winning family planning program that has contributed to a staggering 40 percent drop in the state’s teen birth rate over the past five years.
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April 30, 2015
By Samantha Lachman, via Huffington Post
The [U.S.] House of Representatives approved a measure Thursday night that would reverse a Washington [DC] law preventing employers from retaliating against workers who have abortions or premarital sex... The city legislation aimed to prohibit employers from discriminating against employees accessing in vitro fertilization, using birth control, having premarital sex or seeking an abortion.