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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

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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

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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

Trump administration to revise exemptions to contraception mandate

The Trump administration is modifying religious exemptions and accommodations against mandatory employer health care coverage of contraception, after federal judges... Read more

Title X restrictions on Planned Parenthood a 'major victory'

Pro-life advocates lauded a federal government proposal that aims to remove Title X funding from programs and facilities that promote... Read more

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New HHS department created to protect religious freedom

A new division at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will work to ensure the protection of... Read more

Bishops welcome efforts to defend unborn child of undocumented teen

Texas' bishops have welcomed the decision of an appeals court delaying the government-assisted procurement of an abortion by an undocumented... Read more

Government must allow abortion for undocumented teenager, judge rules

In a controversial decision, a U.S. district judge ruled that the government must facilitate an abortion for an undocumented teenager... Read more