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PENNSYLVANIA CAPITAL-STAR: In video, Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai appears to compare Down syndrome abortion ban foes to ‘the Nazi regime'

April 2, 2019 News Article

Aides to House Speaker Mike Turzai on Monday were trying explain away remarks the Allegheny County Republican made to an anti-abortion group in which he seemingly compared foes of a controversial proposal to ban abortions based on a diagnosis of Down Syndrome to “the Nazi regime.”

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POLITICO: States struggle to replace Planned Parenthood as Trump rules loom

March 29, 2019 News Article

President Donald Trump’s sweeping changes to Title X will hit hard in Utah, which has $2 million at stake and would be hard pressed to Planned Parenthood if the organization makes good on a threat to pull out of the state rather than operate under the new rules.

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THE HILL: House Judiciary panel wants former Trump refugee director to clarify testimony

March 22, 2019 News Article

House lawmakers are seeking clarification from the former head of the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) on portions of public testimony he gave last month about tracking the pregnancies and menstrual cycles of young women in the care of his former office.

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WASHINGTON POST: White House officials attend Hungarian Embassy event urging women to have more children

March 21, 2019 News Article

U.S. Health and Human Services senior adviser Valerie Huber, known for her support of abstinence-only education, was a keynote speaker at the event to promote Orban’s seven-point “Family Protection Action Plan,” designed to promote marriage and families and spawn a baby boom.

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PENNSYLVANIA CAPITAL-STAR: The hugely important court fight over abortion rights you’re not hearing about is right here in Pa.

March 8, 2019 News Article

Do Pennsylvania taxpayers have the right to know how a group that receives state grant money is spending its cash?

That’s one of the issues at the heart of Equity Forward's lawsuit against a state-funded abortion alternatives group called Real Alternatives.

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REWIRE: Domestic ‘Gag Rule’ to Begin in 60 Days as Democrats Question Policy’s Legality

March 4, 2019 News Article

The Trump administration on Monday published its finalized restrictions on the Title X family planning program, known as the domestic “gag rule,” kicking off a 60-day period before the anti-choice policy will go into effect.

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MOTHER JONES: Two Decades Ago, He Blocked Abortion Clinics and Dodged Police. Now He’s Helping Wage Trump’s War on Reproductive Rights.

February 27, 2019 News Article

A string of previously unreported arrests illuminate top administration lawyer Matt Bowman’s hard-held beliefs—and unlawful past.

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WALL STREET JOURNAL: Trump Administration to Target Hotspots to End U.S. HIV Epidemic

February 6, 2019 News Article

President Trump’s call to end HIV/AIDS as an epidemic in the U.S. by 2030 would expand an effort begun by his predecessor’s administration, as progress in stopping new infections has slowed, officials said Wednesday.

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BUSINESS INSIDER: President Trump outlined a plan to 'eliminate' HIV in the US by 2030, and experts say it’s actually possible

February 6, 2019 News Article

During his second State of the Union address, President Donald Trump mentioned a plan to "eliminate" HIV in the US by 2030.

Experts say this plan is totally possible, but Trump and Congress will first need to agree on a 2020 budget.

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REWIRE: Anti-Choice Group Broke Tax Laws to Back Brutal Abortion Laws Overseas, Watchdogs Say

January 31, 2019 News Article

Watchdog groups claim Human Life International (HLI), a little-known nonprofit, has illegally funded anti-choice campaigns in developing countries that criminalize abortion care.

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