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U.S. Capitol, Senate side, public domain.

Pro-life groups to Senate Dems: Don't eliminate Hyde Amendment

After a Democratic senator boasted on Wednesday that his party’s Medicare bill would repeal the Hyde Amendment, pro-life groups are... Read more

This health center for the uninsured used to be an abortion clinic

Prayer. Sacrifice. Friendship. Charity. Could one Virginia community’s work to put basic Gospel tenets into action be a model for... Read more

As Senate health care bill fails, pro-lifers vow to continue fighting

After attempts to block abortion funding in health care failed with the demise of the Senate’s health care bill early... Read more

UK parents lose final appeal to keep baby alive for treatment

A final appeal to allow continued life support for a U.K. baby whose parents want to seek experimental treatment in... Read more

U.S. Capitol, Senate side, public domain.

Senate health care bill 'unacceptable,' bishop says after budget office report

The Senate’s health care bill remains “unacceptable,” one U.S. bishop insisted after a non-partisan government office estimated it would result... Read more

A doctor prescribed a procedure, but insurance offered death

Dr. T. Brian Callister chose to become a physician for the reason many choose to go into the medical field... Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo courtesy of Connie Yates.

Euthanasia mindset looms over disabled baby's legal fight, ethicist warns

Legal efforts to bar the parents of a British baby born with a disabling medical condition from seeking treatment overseas... Read more

Planned Parenthood to close its only Wyoming clinic this summer

The only Planned Parenthood office in Wyoming will close along with another five offices in the organization’s Rocky Mountain region,... Read more

Catholic hospital sued for denying sex reassignment surgery

A lawsuit has been filed against a Catholic hospital in California for refusing an elective hysterectomy to a female who... Read more

This baby's life support can be pulled without parental consent, UK judge rules

Charlie Gard is an 8 month old in the UK who has been fighting for his life against a rare... Read more

Proposed Texas budget would defund abortion providers

The Texas House passed a budget on Friday that strips Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers of funding through any... Read more

Children in Haiti.

Catholics are bringing health care to one of the world's poorest countries

Catholics are banding together to bring life-saving health care to rural areas in one of the poorest countries in the... Read more

What the US bishops want to see in health care reform

As Congress considers a new health care law, the U.S. bishops are calling for a plan that does not fund... Read more

Crowds at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Virginia bishops lament veto of bill defunding Planned Parenthood

The bishops of Virginia's two dioceses on Tuesday decried Governor Terry McAuliffe's veto of a bill which would have redirected... Read more

Vatican unveils updated healthcare charter as new ethical questions arise

The Vatican has issued an updated version of their charter for healthcare workers, removing question marks from modern ethical concerns... Read more

Pope Francis meets with participants in the meeting sponsored by the Charity Commission and the Italian bishops' conference, Feb. 10, 2017.

Pope Francis: in healthcare, we are responsible to the most vulnerable

When it comes to healthcare and using our resources wisely, we have a responsibility to protect and take care of... Read more

Pope Francis visits children in Bangui, Central African Republic, Nov. 29, 2015.

Proceeds of Vatican art project will go to children's hospital in CAR

Inspired by Pope Francis’ trip to Central African Republic in 2015, a children’s hospital in the country will receive a... Read more

US Capitol.

This proposed law would protect doctors who object to abortion

A bill that would protect health care providers’ freedom to opt-out of abortion mandates they find objectionable has once again... Read more

Does defunding Planned Parenthood really threaten women's health?

Congressional plans to strip Planned Parenthood of federal dollars have gained considerable media attention in recent weeks, leading to speculation... Read more

Doctor.

US bishops: Health care should be truly universal, affordable

Any changes to health care law under the new administration should not abandon the principal of genuinely affordable health care... Read more