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Parliament Buildings in Belfast, seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Calls increase for UK to allow Northern Ireland Assembly to legislate on abortion

An English Member of Parliament and a US Congressman have joined calls for the British government to repeal the law... Read more

A center for internally displaced persons, most of whom are Christians, in Dawodiya, Iraq, April 10, 2016.

Trump signs law to aid Christians in Iraq, Syria

President Donald Trump signed into law Tuesday the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, which seeks to ensure... Read more

A center for internally displaced persons, most of whom are Christians, in Dawodiya, Iraq, April 10, 2016.

US Congress passes bill to relieve Christians, Yazidis in Iraq and Syria

The US House of Representatives passed Tuesday H.R. 390, a bill titled “Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act,”... Read more

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US congressional report documents 'dire human rights situation' in China

A new congressional report slams China’s Communist Party for increasing its repressive control over many aspects of Chinese society, and... Read more

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Lawmakers call for transparency in insurance plans funding abortion

More than 100 members of Congress are asking the federal government to issue new regulations ensuring greater transparency in health... Read more

Adoption tax credit is critical – don’t cut it, says law’s original author

The author of the first federal adoption tax credit has spoken out against the proposed removal of the credit in... Read more

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US Senate committee advances bill to aid Christians in Iraq

A Senate committee on Tuesday voted to advance a bill that seeks to ensure U.S. aid reaches Christian genocide victims... Read more

A center for internally displaced persons, most of whom are Christians, in Dawodiya, Iraq, April 10, 2016.

Why this bill could be crucial for Iraq's beleaguered Christians

After a myriad of reports of United States humanitarian aid not reaching Christian genocide survivors in Iraq, their advocates in... Read more

The US capitol building.

How should the US react to human rights abuses in Ethiopia?

One member of Congress is hoping for a “serious policy review” by the Trump administration of the United States' relationship... Read more

A young refugee rests after having fled from ISIS and arrived in Ankawa in the northern part of Erbil, Iraq.

One Congressman's plea to the US: Don't abandon Iraq's Christians

Christian survivors of the ISIS genocide have serious humanitarian needs, but their faith remains strong, one congressman said after his... Read more

What the Church in South Sudan is doing amid a humanitarian crisis

Amid a civil war, a humanitarian crisis, and the threat of mass starvation, the Church in South Sudan is still... Read more

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UN development goals for 'reproductive health' likely to increase abortions worldwide

The United Nations’ global development goals for the next 15 years still contain language that is all but certain to... Read more

(L-R) U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-R), Marie Smith, and Prof. O. Carter Snead, Director of the Center for Ethics and Culture at Notre Dame. Photo courtesy of Notre Dame.

Pro-life congressman, wife honored with Notre Dame award

In an April 5 ceremony, Notre Dame University honored prominent pro-life congressman Chris Smith (R-N.J.), and his wife, Marie, who... Read more