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October 06, 2011 2:01 pm ET filed under Fact Check

The House GOP's Crusade Against Reproductive Rights

In September, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, initiated an investigation of Planned Parenthood's financial records looking for misappropriated federal funds and requesting paperwork going back over 13 years. This Republican vendetta against Planned Parenthood is part of a larger fight in which Republicans are trying to prevent women from being in control of their reproductive health. To that end, House Republicans introduced a multitude of bills and amendments since January that would chip away at women's reproductive rights by eliminating Title X funding, defunding Planned Parenthood, imposing harsh restrictions on funding for abortions, replacing sexual education programs with abstinence-only programs, redefining rape to limit abortion exceptions, reinstating the global gag rule, supporting crisis pregnancy centers and imposing harsher parental notification laws.

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August 02, 2011 10:30 am ET filed under Fact Check

Op-Eds From Reps. Ryan And Pitts Filled With Health Care Lies

As a deal on the debt crisis was being reached, Reps. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Joe Pitts (R-PA) refocused their energy on lying about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and distorting its impact on job creators, seniors and economy. In Politico op-eds, the congressmen attacked the health care waivers granted, cited the debunked McKinsey study as proof of the ACA's supposed negative impact on hiring, and condemned the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) for harming seniors by denying care. Rep. Ryan also rehashed the tired claim that the ACA cut $500 billion from Medicare and falsely asserted the ACA has "weakened our economy and accelerated out-of-control government spending" while touting his "Path to Prosperity" budget plan that would end Medicare as we know it.

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July 29, 2011 10:39 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Only Wants To Fund Graduate Medical Education If It's Not In The Health Care Law

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May 13, 2011 2:00 pm ET filed under Blog

House Republicans Ignore States' Rights In Push For Tort Reform

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April 14, 2011 8:50 am ET filed under Blog

House GOP Votes To Repeal Preventive Health Care Fund

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March 24, 2011 9:04 am ET filed under Blog

House Republicans Attack Women's Health Care

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February 07, 2011 4:21 pm ET filed under Blog

Another GOP Anti-Abortion Bill Tampers With Women's Access To Emergency Care

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January 26, 2010 6:52 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Reaction To O'Keefe Arrest: "The Congressman Doesn't Know Him"

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