Democrats: Panel Investigating Planned Parenthood Acting In Ways Not Seen Since The Days Of McCarthy
In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Democratic leaders blast the "secret subpoenas" of the chairwoman of the special panel, Marsha Blackburn, saying she's violating congressional rules. Elsewhere, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany is suing over requirements that workplace health plans cover employee abortions.
Dems Ramp Up Calls To Disband Planned Parenthood Panel
Democrats are ramping up their calls for GOP House leaders to disband the committee set up to investigate Planned Parenthood, saying it is endangering doctors and violating chamber rules. (Sullivan, 5/14)
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New York Diocese Sues To Rescind Insurer Abortion Mandate
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany has sued state insurance regulators over requirements that workplace health plans cover employee abortions. The Department of Financial Services lacks legislative authority to impose the requirements, and the mandate is unconstitutional, because it forces employers with religious and conscientious objections to abortion to help pay for them, according to the lawsuit filed in state court. (5/13)