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SPLINTER: Pressure Mounts for Anti–Abortion Crusader Scott Lloyd to Resign from HHS

March 18, 2018 News Article

Several lawmakers have joined women’s health, immigration, and human rights advocates in calling for the resignation or firing of Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Director Scott Lloyd.

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THE HILL: Liberals seek ouster of HHS official blocking abortion

March 18, 2018 News Article

Democrats and liberal groups have ramped up their calls for the resignation of Scott Lloyd, the Trump administration health official who has tried to block multiple unaccompanied immigrant minors from receiving abortions. 

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PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Dispute questions anti-abortion group's use of taxpayer dollars

March 16, 2018 News Article

In the early 1990s, then-Pennsylvania Gov. Robert P. Casey came up with a novel way to advance his crusade against abortion by offering state funding to groups to provide "alternatives to abortion."

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VICE: Trump official who tried to block teens from abortions did nothing wrong, administration says

March 15, 2018 News Article

HHS Secretary Alex Azar defended a Trump administration official under fire for his role in a battle over undocumented teenagers’ access to abortion, telling congressional leaders that he believed the issue was prompted not the official’s opposition to abortion but by a decade-old policy.

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STAT MORNING ROUNDS: Top health officials talk budgets on Capitol Hill

March 15, 2018 News Article

Health secretary Alex Azar is headed to Capitol Hill this morning to talk about HHS’s budget for next year.

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REWIRE: Anti-Choice Group Could Be Forced to Show How It’s Spending Millions in Taxpayer Money

March 5, 2018 News Article

Officials from Equity Forward are aiming to shed light on how an anti-choice group has used tens of millions in state funding.

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KAISER HEALTH NEWS: At New Health Office, ‘Civil Rights’ Means Doctors’ Right To Say No To Patients

March 5, 2018 News Article

The Trump administration is embarking on a sweeping effort to redefine civil rights in health care, with critics accusing the HHS of sidestepping the rights of patients to soothe a far smaller constituency: conservative nurses, hospitals and other caregivers.

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PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: Abortion-rights group sues state over anti-abortion group's records

March 5, 2018 News Article

An abortion-rights group is taking the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to court concerning records of a state-funded anti-abortion group. The case was filed in Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania last week by Equity Forward.

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WASHINGTON POST HEALTH 202: HHS chief pushes Trump opioid commission's top recommendation

March 2, 2018 News Article

In a memo warning lawmakers to closely watch the upcoming season of Title X grant applications, the group Equity Forward writes that the program's “long history of bipartisan, evidence-based work is in jeopardy” considering the antiabortion views of the Trump appointees running HHS.

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PENN LIVE: Anti-abortion group gets taxpayer money but hides records, lawsuit claims

March 1, 2018 News Article

A long-running -- but little-noticed -- skirmish in the fight over a woman's right to choose is about to turn into a full-blown fight in state court.

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