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The Call of History

By Vania Leveille, Washington Legislative Office at 7:46pm

(Originally posted on Daily Kos.)

Whatever you may think about health care reform, we can all agree that our federal government made history last night when the House of Representatives passed legislation that promises to improve access to…

Lifting the D.C. Abortion Ban

By Vania Leveille, Washington Legislative Office at 12:31pm

Last Thursday, the House of Representatives approved the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act and finally lifted a 20-year ban that barred Washington, D.C., from using local funds to pay for abortions for low-income women.

Since…

Rescind Bush Health Care Denial Rule

By Vania Leveille, Washington Legislative Office at 3:01pm

The Obama administration appears to be making good on a promise to restore the balance between individual religious liberty and access to reproductive health care. As we reported in this space back in December, when the Bush administration pushed…

A Different Buzz

By Vania Leveille, Washington Legislative Office at 10:01am

There's certainly a different buzz in Washington -- both in the halls of Congress and in the reproductive rights community. It's hard not to be excited when you can point to a true blue pro-choice Speaker of the House, a Senate Majority Leader…

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