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Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.)

Convicted Catholic congressman resigns, citing Mother Teresa quote

Mar 28, 2022

By Katie Yoder

In the wake of a criminal conviction, U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Nebraska) announced his resignation in a letter to his... Read more

Parents with children.

Paid leave program removed from social spending package

Oct 28, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A provision creating a national paid leave program will not be included in the social spending package being crafted by... Read more

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) testifies before a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on March 20, 2007

Pro-life groups must 'wake up' in support of pro-life Democrats, former congressman says

Oct 20, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Pro-life Americans must do more to support embattled pro-life Democrats, said Catholic former Democratic congressman Dan Lipinski who is reportedly... Read more

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.)

Catholic congressman charged with lying to federal investigators; denies accusations

Oct 19, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Catholic congressman Jeff Fortenberry on Tuesday was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of making false statements to... 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

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at her weekly Capitol press briefing, Sept. 23, 2021

Pelosi defends her support for legal abortion: ‘God has given us a free will’

Sep 23, 2021

By Matt Hadro

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday responded to her archbishop, who had said an abortion bill she is working... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco

Archbishop Cordileone calls abortion bill ‘child sacrifice,’ urges prayer and fasting

Sep 22, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Archbishop of San Francisco warned that an abortion bill to be voted on in Congress this week amounts to... Read more

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

‘The most radical abortion bill of all time’: House to vote this week on codifying ‘right’ to abortion

Sep 20, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The House this week will vote on a bill that the U.S. bishops’ conference warns would effectively impose abortion on-demand... 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

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

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) at a July 21, 2021 press conference introducing the Protecting Life on College Campus Act of 2021, outside the U.S. Capitol building

New bill would defund public universities that provide on-campus abortions  

Jul 21, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Pro-life lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday to defund public colleges and universities that perform abortions or offer the abortion pill... 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

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

Attendees of the 2018 March for Life make their way past the U.S. Capitol building.

US bishops urge Congress to prohibit taxpayer funding of abortions  

Jun 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Monday called on Congress to restore prohibitions on federal funding of abortion, as the House... Read more

Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), one of the signers of the "Statement of Principles" of Catholic House Democrats

Jesuit priest responds to statement of pro-abortion Catholic members of Congress

Jun 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

A Jesuit priest and radio host on Thursday critiqued a recent statement by Catholic House Democrats, who had asked not... Read more

Freshman congresswoman appointed as Pro-Life Caucus co-chair

Jun 18, 2021

The new co-chair of the House Pro-Life Caucus says that her top priority is fighting taxpayer funding of abortion and... Read more

Pro-life leaders warn of 'egregious' new pro-abortion bill

Jun 10, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Pro-life leaders warn that an “egregious” bill introduced this week in Congress would override most state abortion regulations, require health... Read more