News bites: Dem fight for Planned Parenthood doesn't extend to DC

Democratic women who stood by Planned Parenthood will still vote for a spending bill that restricts D.C. abortions, Mike Lillis writes in The Hill.

A Vermont Senate panel passed a single-payer healthcare reform plan 5-0, clearing the way for final passage, reports the Burlington Free Press.

Centrist Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has introduced legislation requiring the public disclosure of audits of entities that receive federal Title X family planning money.

Conservative authors weigh the welfare reform model for Medicaid in The Wall Street Journal.