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Archbishop Joseph Naumann

Archbishop Naumann: Biden administration ‘wrong’ to fund abortion providers

Oct 8, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman said on Thursday that the Biden administration is “wrong” for reopening federal funding of abortion... Read more

Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra

Former HHS official: Biden administration trying to 'bail out' Texas abortion providers

Sep 24, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Biden administration is looking to “bail out” Texas pro-abortion groups with its new actions, one former senior HHS official... Read more

‘An assault on those who are pro-life’: Legal group responds to DOJ dropping conscience complaint

Aug 5, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A conservative legal group this week criticized the Justice Department for dropping its conscience rights lawsuit against a Vermont hospital... Read more

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

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

Jul 21, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

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

Jul 12, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

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

Xavier Becerra, HHS Secretary.

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

May 12, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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’

May 10, 2021

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

Mar 3, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

Xavier Becerra, nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services  Credit: Vasilis Asvestas / Shutterstock

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

Feb 24, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

Xavier Becerra   Credit: John Papadopoulos/Shutterstock

Former HHS official: Becerra must be questioned over conscience violations

Feb 24, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

Xavier Becerra, nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services  Credit: Vasilis Asvestas / Shutterstock

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

Feb 23, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

Xavier Becerra, nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services  Credit: Vasilis Asvestas / Shutterstock

Pro-life leaders sound alarm about Health Secretary nominee

Feb 19, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

Jan 15, 2021

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

Dec 17, 2020

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

Dec 17, 2020

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

Dec 7, 2020

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

Jul 21, 2020

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

Jul 13, 2020

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

Sign outside the Department for Health and Human Services, Washington DC. Via Shutterstock

HHS clarifies protections for coronavirus patients with disabilities

Mar 28, 2020

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