Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirApril 3, 20173min191
Some perspective is in order — and usually overdue — when hot-button issues are debated in Congress and aired in the press. Planned Parenthood, for example. And Denverite’s Erica Meltzer offers a timely dose of perspective in the wake of last week’s U.S. Senate vote to let states withhold federal Title X funding from family-planning clinics that perform abortions. The […]

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Tom RamstackTom RamstackDecember 27, 20168min321

Colorado 1st Congressional District U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, stepped back into the abortion debate last week with her praise for a new Obama administration regulation that forbids states from withholding federal family planning services from low-income persons. DeGette said the regulation ensures "vital" health care for low-income women. DeGette is co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus. Although the regulation ensures funding for health care providers of a variety of treatments and tests, the most controversial part refers to funds for Planned Parenthood affiliates that provide abortions. The Obama administration claimed authority for the rule under Title X of the 1970 Public Health Service Act.