Edie Heipel

Edie Heipel

Edie Heipel is the Political Correspondent for CNA's Washington, D.C. bureau. She previously worked in communications for Center for Renewing America, served in the Trump White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and has been a contributor to various outlets including The Federalist and The Charlotte Lozier Institute. She is a graduate of Wheaton College.

Articles by Edie Heipel

A ‘non-binary’ Joan of Arc? Theater's spin on Catholic heroine stirs backlash

Aug 12, 2022 / 16:30 pm

The production will portray the French heroine as a “queer” character who refers to herself with “they/them” pronouns.

Catholic schools’ free lunch funds jeopardized by Biden LGBT rule change

Aug 10, 2022 / 18:00 pm

A reinterpreted discrimination ban puts pressure on schools not aligned with the Biden administration’s LGBTQ agenda that rely on federal funds to feed students from low-income households.

Will Biden's Inflation Reduction Act work? Here's what cash-strapped families need to know

Aug 10, 2022 / 03:00 am

The Inflation Reduction Act promises Americans relief from rising prices, but the massive $485 billion bill has drawn criticism from Republicans —and even some Democrats.

Visa, Mastercard pause ad buys with Pornhub following controversy

Aug 5, 2022 / 16:37 pm

On Thursday, Visa and Mastercard temporarily suspended ad purchases with Pornhub and its parent company, MindGeek, after the latest court ruling in a child pornography lawsuit. 

How to comment on Biden rule forcing doctors to perform transition surgeries, abortions

Aug 5, 2022 / 16:36 pm

Members of the public have until October 3 to voice their opposition to the rule.

Rep. Jackie Walorski, killed in car accident, leaves behind pro-life legacy 

Aug 4, 2022 / 12:02 pm

Walorski leaves behind a legacy of devotion to the unborn, evident in both her record as a lawmaker and personal efforts to help the most vulnerable. 

Biden signs executive order that ‘paves the way’ for using Medicaid to cover abortions

Aug 3, 2022 / 15:04 pm

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed the order “paves the way for Medicaid to pay for abortions for women having to travel out of state.”

DC Catholic schools must comply with district's COVID-19 vaccination rules for students 12 and older

Aug 3, 2022 / 14:39 pm

Parents seeking a religious exemption must now provide additional information to support their request.

Clarence Thomas canceled plans to teach class because of post-Roe violence, not student petition

Aug 2, 2022 / 19:00 pm

A source close to Thomas told CNA the justice’s decision had nothing to do with a student-led petition calling for the university to sever its ties with the justice.

Word on Fire’s Robert Barron installed as bishop of Rochester, Minnesota

Jul 29, 2022 / 14:21 pm

Barron is returning to the Midwest after almost seven years as auxiliary bishop in Santa Barbara.

Would proposed Biden rule force doctors to perform transgender surgeries and abortions? 

Jul 28, 2022 / 14:03 pm

If finalized, the updated rule could be utilized to compel hospitals and doctors receiving federal funds to conduct procedures many find unconscionable. 

AP adopts LGBTQ ideology in new guidance to journalists covering transgender issues

Jul 28, 2022 / 10:05 am

Journalists are advised to avoid terms like “biological sex,” “male or female hormones” and “sex change.”