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May 19, 2017 - 06:01 am .- The only Planned Parenthood office in Wyoming will close along with another five offices in the organization’s Rocky Mountain region, though officials said it would still exercise a presence in the state.
Apr 27, 2017 - 12:33 pm .- A lawsuit has been filed against a Catholic hospital in California for refusing an elective hysterectomy to a female who identifies as a man and who sought the procedure as part of their sex reassignment.
Apr 11, 2017 - 03:44 pm .- Charlie Gard is an 8 month old in the UK who has been fighting for his life against a rare disease.
Apr 10, 2017 - 04:42 pm .- The Texas House passed a budget on Friday that strips Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers of funding through any state program.
Mar 28, 2017 - 05:37 am .- Catholics are banding together to bring life-saving health care to rural areas in one of the poorest countries in the world.
Mar 8, 2017 - 03:29 pm .- As Congress considers a new health care law, the U.S. bishops are calling for a plan that does not fund abortion, but respects conscience rights, while also ensuring universal access to affordable health care.
Feb 22, 2017 - 04:35 pm .- The bishops of Virginia's two dioceses on Tuesday decried Governor Terry McAuliffe's veto of a bill which would have redirected state funding away from abortion providers and toward community health centers.
Feb 10, 2017 - 04:53 pm .- The Vatican has issued an updated version of their charter for healthcare workers, removing question marks from modern ethical concerns such as euthanasia and the creation of human-animal chimeras by offering a clear set of guidelines.
Feb 10, 2017 - 01:22 pm .- When it comes to healthcare and using our resources wisely, we have a responsibility to protect and take care of the most vulnerable in society, especially the elderly, Pope Francis told members of the Italian bishops’ conference Friday.
Feb 7, 2017 - 12:04 am .- Inspired by Pope Francis’ trip to Central African Republic in 2015, a children’s hospital in the country will receive a substantial donation from the proceeds of a mercy-themed art project.
Feb 6, 2017 - 04:37 pm .- A bill that would protect health care providers’ freedom to opt-out of abortion mandates they find objectionable has once again been introduced in Congress.  
Jan 18, 2017 - 03:56 pm .- Congressional plans to strip Planned Parenthood of federal dollars have gained considerable media attention in recent weeks, leading to speculation about the impact that such a move would have on women’s health.
Jan 18, 2017 - 01:47 pm .- Any changes to health care law under the new administration should not abandon the principal of genuinely affordable health care for everyone, said the U.S. bishops in a letter to Congress.
Jan 18, 2017 - 12:40 am .- When it came time for medical student Ashley Stone to apply to OB/GYN residency programs, she was determined to remain true to her Catholic beliefs on contraception, sterilization and abortion.
Jan 11, 2017 - 03:04 am .- A Catholic hospital faces an anti-discrimination lawsuit for cancelling a surgery to remove a uterus from a female who identifies as a man. The surgery was meant to treat gender dysphoria.
Jan 7, 2017 - 04:21 pm .- Audits showing Planned Parenthood’s alleged misuse of federal funds are further proof that the organization should be barred from receiving federal money, pro-life advocates say.
Jan 3, 2017 - 04:58 pm .- A federal judge has ruled against the Obama administration’s mandate that health professionals must carry out gender reassignment surgeries, even if they have medical or religious objections.
Dec 15, 2016 - 10:04 am .- Pope Francis on Thursday announced the theme for the 25th World Day of the Sick, “Amazement at what God has accomplished,” explaining that in difficult circumstances we should look to Mary as an example of how to embrace God’s will for our lives.
Nov 5, 2016 - 04:48 am .- For years, the American Medical Association has held a strong stance against measures promoting physician-assisted suicide. But that could change.
Nov 4, 2016 - 12:33 am .- Serious problems loom for the future of health care in the U.S. – and Catholics must help resolve them, experts say.  

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