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Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, chair of the USCCB religious liberty committee

US bishops warn against ‘extreme’ abortion provisions in budget bills

Oct 25, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Spending bills introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would force employers and insurers to cover and pay for abortion,... Read more

Aug. 17 rally in support of the Hyde amendment in Raleigh, North Carolina

Senate committee proposes rollback of pro-life policies

Oct 18, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A Senate committee introduced nine budget bills on Monday that would roll back several pro-life provisions, allowing for domestic funding... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann

Archbishop Naumann: Biden administration ‘wrong’ to fund abortion providers

Oct 8, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman said on Thursday that the Biden administration is “wrong” for reopening federal funding of abortion... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' pro-life committee

Bishops warn against abortion funding in reconciliation bill

Sep 17, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Friday warned against abortion funding in a massive spending bill being considered by Congress. Read more

Aug. 17 rally in support of the Hyde Amendment in Raleigh, North Carolina

Pro-life activists hold rallies targeting ‘vulnerable’ pro-abortion Democrats

Aug 24, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List is targeting Democratic members of Congress who support federally-funded abortion, in a multi-state... Read more

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) speaks on the Senate floor in favor of his pro-life amendment

Pro-life groups praise Senate opposition to taxpayer-funded abortion

Aug 12, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Pro-life groups praised the Senate on Wednesday for narrowly approving language against taxpayer-funded abortion. Read more

‘Abortion is not health care’: Members of Congress speak out against proposed abortion billing rule

Jul 30, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

More than 25 Republican senators wrote to the Biden administration this week warning that a proposed rule would allow federal... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York

US bishops condemn abortion funding in House-passed spending bill

Jul 30, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Leading U.S. bishops on Thursday opposed the House passage of appropriations bills that would fund abortions and exclude conscience protections... Read more

House passes spending bills without restrictions on abortion funding

Jul 29, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The House this week passed spending bills that would allow funding of abortions both in the United States and abroad.   Read more

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

Pelosi defends taxpayer-funded abortion while citing Catholic faith 

Jul 22, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday defended efforts to permit federal funding of elective abortions, and cited her own... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2018.

US bishops' petition to preserve Hyde Amendment surpasses 130,000 signatures

Jul 21, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is encouraging Americans to sign their petition to save the “Hyde Amendment” from... Read more

Pro-life advocates at the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19, 2018.

Pro-life group urges action after appropriations bill passes without Hyde Amendment

Jul 16, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A pro-life group on Friday decried President Joe Biden’s decision not to renew the Hyde Amendment, which has since 1976... Read more

The US capitol.

Knights of Columbus disappointed by advancement of funding bill without Hyde Amendment

Jul 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus on Thursday registered his sorrow at the advancement by the appropriations committee... Read more

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.), House Pro-Life Caucus co-chair who offered an amendment to restore Hyde Amendment and conscience language to the bill.

Appropriations bill advances without Hyde Amendment 

Jul 15, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday advanced a funding bill for fiscal year 2022 without including the usual prohibitions on... Read more

Pro-life advocates at the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19, 2018.

USCCB implores Congress to restore pro-life policies to spending bills

Jul 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

A proposed federal spending bill is the most extreme pro-abortion funding bill in the history of the United States, said... Read more

Pro-life groups warn draft spending bill would fund abortion on demand

Jul 12, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A House subcommittee on Monday advanced a draft spending bill without the usual prohibitions on abortion funding, legislation that pro-life... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark answered questions during a press conference at the 2019 USCCB General Assembly on June 13, 2019.

Cardinal Tobin, Colorado bishops warn against federal abortion funding

Jul 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

Catholic leaders this week warned that proposed legislation could push billions of federal tax dollars toward funding of elective abortions. Read more

Senate pro-life chair criticizes proposed ACA abortion billing rule

Jul 1, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The chair of the Senate pro-life caucus on Tuesday criticized a proposed loosening of safeguards against taxpayer funding of abortion... Read more

Former president Jimmy Carter. Credit: Nagel Photography/Shutterstock

Pro-life Democrats appeal to Jimmy Carter to save the Hyde Amendment

Mar 23, 2021

The group Democrats for Life of America is appealing to former President Jimmy Carter in its effort to preserve the... Read more