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

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

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

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

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

Senate pro-life chair criticizes proposed ACA abortion billing rule

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

Xavier Becerra, HHS Secretary.

HHS Secretary: 'There is no law' against 'partial-birth abortion'

The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Wednesday said that late-term abortions are done to “protect” women’s health,... Read more

Catholics slam ‘lawless’ HHS ‘transgender mandate’

Catholic groups and legal experts denounced the Biden administration’s notice on Monday that it would prohibit denial of gender-transition procedures... Read more

Senate committee splits on Becerra confirmation

The Senate Finance Committee was divided on the confirmation of Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services on... Read more

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Health secretary nominee: 'I have never sued any nuns'

On Wednesday, President Biden’s health secretary nominee defended coercive contraceptive and abortion coverage mandates against Catholic nuns, claiming he had... Read more

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Former HHS official: Becerra must be questioned over conscience violations

President Biden’s health secretary nominee must be held accountable for forcing California Catholic nuns to cover abortions, said a former... Read more

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Health secretary nominee grilled on partial-birth abortion, taxpayer-funded abortion

President Biden’s nominee for health secretary on Tuesday would not commit to preventing federal funding of abortions, and would not... Read more

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Pro-life leaders sound alarm about Health Secretary nominee

Pro-life leaders and scholars are warning against the nomination of California’s attorney general to lead the Department of Health and... Read more

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks after receiving the Leadership Ally Award from Equality California for his support of the LGBTQ community.

Becerra, Biden’s HHS pick, has shown ‘hostility to nonprofit institutions’, scholars argue

Conservative scholars argued this week that Xavier Becerra, president-elect Joe Biden’s pick for HHS secretary, has a history of “hostility... Read more

Department of Health and Human Services at the Wilbur J. Cohen Federal Building.

HHS resolves dispute over right to clergy in hospital

On Wednesday, the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it resolved a religious discrimination... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Bishops hail medical conscience protection by Trump administration

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City praised the administration's actions as “concrete steps... Read more

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks after receiving the Leadership Ally Award from Equality California for his support of the LGBTQ community.

Pro-life leaders react to Biden's 'extreme' HHS pick

Pro-life leaders have warned against Joe Biden’s “aggressively pro-abortion” pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. California... Read more

24 states sue to block rule allowing doctors to object to transgender surgery

Two dozen state attorneys general are joining a lawsuit against the Trump administration, seeking to block a new rule that... Read more

Judge strikes down HHS rule on ‘abortion surcharge’ in health plan exchanges

A federal judge has struck down a rule from the Trump administration requiring greater transparency for health insurance plans within... Read more

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HHS clarifies protections for coronavirus patients with disabilities

“In this time of emergency, the laudable goal of providing care quickly and efficiently must be guided by the fundamental... Read more

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.

Finalizing HHS rule on 'hidden abortion' charges is urgent, senator says

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith insisted that bringing in a new rule to end hidden abortion costs in insurance policies is a... Read more

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HHS delays new conscience rights protections

A rule to protect the conscience rights of medical professionals will be delayed until the end of November, the Department... Read more

Ultrasound.

After years of controversy, HHS reconsiders fetal tissue funding

Health researchers need alternatives to using fetal tissue, Department of Health and Human Services leaders have said after several years... Read more