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Analysis: Which state pro-life laws could arrive at the Supreme Court

May 16, 2019

With a Supreme Court considered favorable to the pro-life cause and a total of more than 100 Trump nominees in... Read more

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State abortion battles continue in Rhode Island, Michigan, Alabama

May 14, 2019

Several states are considering new abortion measures, as the nation-wide trend of legislatures passing new laws to restrict or entrench... Read more

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Supreme Court rejects Ohio Christian school discrimination case

May 13, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from an Ohio Christian school that claimed it was singled... Read more

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Alabama bill to send abortion doctors to jail sets up Supreme Court fight

May 3, 2019

The Human Life Protection Act would mean doctors who perform abortion could face years in prison.  Read more

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SCOTUS ruling shows divide over ‘permissible’ suffering in executions

Apr 1, 2019

The Supreme Court issued a decision Monday denying the appeal of a Missouri death row inmate who argued that execution... Read more

Texas bishops praise delayed execution of prisoner denied Buddhist chaplain

Mar 29, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops praised the Supreme Court’s decision to delay the execution of Patrick Murphy, a Buddhist... Read more

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DeVos allows religious groups to provide educational services

Mar 13, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Department of Education will no longer enforce a provision that forbids religious organizations from providing federally-funded educational services to... Read more

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Supreme Court hears arguments in ‘Peace Cross’ case

Feb 27, 2019

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in the case Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission v. American Humanist Association,... Read more

Doctor reading test results of pregnant woman by ultrasound.

Pro-choice and pro-life majorities want more abortion restrictions, poll shows

Jan 15, 2019

The poll found that overwhelming majorities of people, even those who identify as “pro-choice” in theory, support major restrictions on... Read more

Peace Cross, Bladensburg, Maryland.

Peace Cross case headed to Supreme Court

Nov 5, 2018

The Court announced November 2 that it had granted certiorari to Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission v. American Humanist... Read more

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Supreme Court may hear another wedding cake case

Oct 23, 2018

Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein have appealed to the Supreme Court Oct. 23 after being fined $135,000 for refusing... Read more

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Supreme Court rejects appeal of Tennessee pro-life amendment

Oct 2, 2018

The United States Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to a pro-life amendment to Tennessee state constitution. Amendment 1... Read more

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Protests as US Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh hearings begin

Sep 4, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh began Tuesday. Before Kavanaugh could utter a word, Senate Democrats repeatedly interrupted the... Read more

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Massachusetts passes “NASTY Women” abortion act

Jul 24, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Lawmakers in Massachusetts have passed new legislation that would ensure abortion remains legal in the state should the Supreme Court... Read more

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

Overturning ‘Roe’ no ‘magic bullet,’ NY archdiocese lawyer says

Jul 16, 2018

The Director of Public Policy for the Archdiocese of New York has said that overturning the Roe vs. Wade Supreme... Read more

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Abortion info required at pro-life centers? Supreme Court takes up case

Nov 14, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will consider a California law that requires pro-life pregnancy centers to display... Read more

This baker's Supreme Court case could set tone of religious liberty in US

Sep 12, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A Colorado baker’s fight to maintain his freedom of expression could be the most influential religious freedom decisions of the... Read more

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The 'tyranny of uniformity': will the US have a diverse public square in the future?

Nov 19, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The case of the Little Sisters of the Poor before the Supreme Court may determine if the United States will... Read more

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Congress combats targeting of traditional marriage advocates

Jun 25, 2015

A new bill protecting the religious liberty traditional marriage advocates has the support of two leading U.S. bishops. But will... Read more


Could a US priest face jail for refusing to break confession seal?

Jan 21, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a petition from a Louisiana Catholic diocese that fears a civil lawsuit... Read more