loader from loading.io

CD252: Women’s Health Protection Act

Congressional Dish

Release Date: 05/22/2022

CD293: NTSB Transportation Safety Warnings show art CD293: NTSB Transportation Safety Warnings

Congressional Dish

In March, the Senate received testimony from the Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board about some transportation related dangers that you should know about. In this episode, hear testimony about those dangers, including those posed by airborne tourism companies, electric vehicles, and self driving technology. You will also hear a stunning NTSB finding about a likely profit-prioritization decision of railroad company Norfolk Southern, which unnecessarily lead to the poisoning of East Palestine, OH. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum...

info_outline
CD292: Sabotaging Palestine show art CD292: Sabotaging Palestine

Congressional Dish

President Biden has signed three new laws containing policy changes that will have long lasting effects on the people of Palestine. In this episode, seven months into the ongoing destruction of Gaza, see what Congress and the President have enacted in your name. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via Support Congressional Dish via (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: [email protected] Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or [email protected] Use your...

info_outline
CD291: Warrantless Spying Continues show art CD291: Warrantless Spying Continues

Congressional Dish

“FISA 702” allows the government to spy on foreigners and store the information that they collect about American citizens incidentally. After more than a decade of FBI officials inappropriately searching the database of our information without warrants, Congress just reauthorized the program and made some changes - some reigning the program in and some expanding it. In this episode, learn what those changes are and how they are likely to affect you. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via Support Congressional Dish via (donations per...

info_outline
CD290: Israel War Money: What’s Already Law show art CD290: Israel War Money: What’s Already Law

Congressional Dish

After an unprecedented embassy bombing followed by an unprecedented drone and missile attack, Israel and Iran may have us on the brink of WWIII. In this episode, as Congress and the Biden administration ponder additional support for Israel, we take a look at what has already been approved for Israel in the 2024 defense authorization and funding law. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via Support Congressional Dish via (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: [email protected] Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send...

info_outline
CD289: The Not A TikTok Ban Bill show art CD289: The Not A TikTok Ban Bill

Congressional Dish

A bill is quickly moving through Congress that supposedly would “ban TikTok.” While it is clearly aimed at TikTok, this bill is really about creating a new Presidential power to remove Americans’ access to apps, websites, games and other entire tech platforms. In this episode, using the text of the bill itself, we examine how exactly this new censorship power would work if the bill passes the Senate and becomes law. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via Support Congressional Dish via (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to:...

info_outline
CD288: Government Funding 101 show art CD288: Government Funding 101

Congressional Dish

As we enter another round of government funding drama, let’s learn the basics. In this episode, we examine how the process is supposed to work, spot the tell tale signs that something has gone wrong, and decipher all of the DC wonky words that make the appropriations process seem more complicated than it really is. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via Support Congressional Dish via (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: [email protected] Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to:...

info_outline
CD287: War Money show art CD287: War Money

Congressional Dish

It’s been four months since President Biden requested over $100 billion in war money for Israel and Ukraine and the Senate has now passed a bill that would provide most of the money. In this episode, we examine the events that lead up to and have occurred since President Biden’s address to the nation, and analyze the Senate bill along with its possible paths to becoming law. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via Support Congressional Dish via (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: [email protected] Send Venmo...

info_outline
CD286: Prolonging the War in Ukraine show art CD286: Prolonging the War in Ukraine

Congressional Dish

Congress is probably going to send approximately $50 billion more, most of that for weapons, to continue the war in Ukraine. In November, high ranking officials from the State Department testified about how the Biden administration intends to use our money and why. In this episode, hear the highlights of their testimony and decide for yourself if you think their goals are worth sacrificing more American money and Ukrainian lives. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via Support Congressional Dish via (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments...

info_outline
Bonus! December Preview with Justin Robert Young show art Bonus! December Preview with Justin Robert Young

Congressional Dish

December is busy season in a Congress that has done nothing all year. In this bonus episode - which features Congressional Dish host Jen Briney as a guest on the December 1st episode of Politics, Politics, Politics with Justin Robert Young - we take a look at what we expect in Congress during the final month of a Congressionally chaotic year. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via  Support Congressional Dish via  (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: [email protected] Send Venmo payments to:...

info_outline
CD285: The Indicteds: Rep. George Santos and Sen. Robert Menendez show art CD285: The Indicteds: Rep. George Santos and Sen. Robert Menendez

Congressional Dish

Two members of Congress, one from each side of the aisle and each branch of Congress, are currently under criminal indictment, yet are steadfastly clinging to their roles as lawmakers. In this episode, we’ve got the dirt straight from the criminal indictments of Rep. George Santos of New York and Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via Support Congressional Dish via (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: [email protected] Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to:...

info_outline
 
More Episodes

The Women’s Health Protection Act is a bill written by Democrats that would guarantee access to abortion services in the United States. While this bill is unlikely to become law, learning what exactly the Democrats are proposing is instructive, as many of us will be voting with abortion in mind later this year. Now that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn previous decisions that guaranteed access to abortion services for the past 50 years, what do Democrats hope to do in response?

Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links

Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish

Thank you for supporting truly independent media!


View the show notes on our website at https://congressionaldish.com/cd252-womens-health-protection-act/

Links to We’re Not Wrong

We’re Not Wrong on Apple Podcasts

We’re Not Wrong on Podcast Addict

Executive Producer Recommended Episode

CD190: A Coup for Capitalism

Follow up reading: Tom Phillips, Patrick Wintour and Julian Borger. May 19, 2022. “Maduro glimpses political lifeline as US rethinks Venezuela policy.” The Guardian.

Background Sources

Recommended Congressional Dish Episode

CD032: The Abortion Bill

Abortion Background

Laura Temme. May 12, 2022. “Roe v. Wade Case Summary: What You Need to Know” FindLaw.

Grace Panetta, Shayanne Gal, and Taylor Tyson. Updated May 9, 2022. “The latest point in pregnancy you can get an abortion in all 50 states.” Business Insider.

Jon O. Shimabukuro. Feb 25, 2022. “Abortion: Judicial History and Legislative Response.” [RL33467] Congressional Research Service.

Katherine Kortsmit et. al. Nov 27, 2020. “Abortion Surveillance — United States, 2018.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

United Kingdom National Health Service. “Week-by-week guide to pregnancy” Start for Life.

A. Pawlowski. Nov 9, 2017. “'Miracle baby': Born at 21 weeks, she may be the most premature surviving infant.” Today.

Supreme Court of the United States. Jun 29, 1992. “Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833.” Justia.

The Draft Decision

Adeel Hassan. May 6, 2022. “What to Know About the Mississippi Abortion Law Challenging Roe v. Wade.” The New York Times.

Supreme Court of the United States. Feb 10, 2022. “1st Draft: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization”

Bills

H.R.3755 (117th): Women's Health Protection Act of 2021

Sponsor: Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA)

Text of House Bill

House Vote Breakdown

S.4132 (177th): Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022

Sponsor: Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

Text of Senate Bill

Senate Cloture Vote Breakdown

Bill Outline

Section 3: Permitted Services

  • Gives health care providers the right to provide abortion services and gives patients the right to receive abortion services "without any of the following limitations or requirements":
    • Requirements to perform specific tests or medical procedures prior to an abortion
    • Requirements that direct health providers to provide medically inaccurate information before or during abortion services
    • Limitations on the health care provider's ability to provide drugs to the patient
    • Limitations preventing the health care provider from performing abortion services via telemedicine
    • Limitations placed on abortion providing facilities that are not placed on hospitals and other facilities where similar procedures are performed
    • Requirements that the patient attend medically unnecessary pre-abortion in-person office visits
    • Limitations on abortions "at any point or points in time prior to fetal viability"
    • Limitations on abortions "after fetal viability when, in the good-faith medical judgement of the treating health care provider, continuation of the pregnancy would pose a risk to the pregnant patient's life or health."
    • Requirements that patients disclose the reason they want an abortion prior to fetal viability.
  • Allows the courts to consider the following in determining if a requirement illegally impedes access to abortion services:
    • If the requirement interferes with a health care providers ability to provide care and services or poses a risk to the patient's health or safety
    • If the requirement would likely delay or deter some patients from accessing abortion services
    • If the requirement is likely to increase the financial costs of providing or obtaining abortion services
    • If the requirement would likely limit the availability of abortion services in a State or geographic region
    • If the requirement imposes penalties on health care providers that are not imposed on or are more severe than penalties imposed on other health care providers for comparable conduct or failures to act

Section 4: Applicability and Preemption

  • This law would apply to the Federal Government and "each State government" and no State government can implement and enforce any law or regulation that conflicts with this law.
  • The law would not govern physical access to clinic entrances, insurance coverage for abortions, contracts, or bans on partial birth abortions.

Section 5: Effective Date

  • Immediately upon enactment.

Section 7: Enforcement

  • Allows the Attorney General to sue any State or government official who implements or enforcement limitations or requirements that would be prohibited by this law.
  • Allows individuals, "entities", and health care providers adversely affected by violations of the law to also sue the State that violates the law with illegal limitations and requirements
  • The costs of the trial and attorney's fees would be paid by the State if the State loses the case. The person suing could not be forced to pay for attorney's fees if the claim was judged to be "non-frivolous" even if they lose.

H.R. 1797 (113th): Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Sponsor: Trent Franks (R-AZ)
Status: Died in 113th Congress


Audio Sources

Senate Session

May 10, 2022

View Clip Transcripts in Jen’s Highlighted PDF

House Session

September 24, 2021

View Clip Transcripts in Jen’s Highlighted PDF


Cover Art

Design by Only Child Imaginations

Music Presented in This Episode

Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito