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Bishops: New Biden HHS Obamacare rule advances ‘ideological view of sex’

Apr 30, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The change means that any insurer or physician receiving federal financial assistance must cover or provide sex-reassignment surgeries and therapies. Read more

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U.S. bishops urge public to petition Biden administration over rule denying funds to pregnancy centers

Dec 1, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The U.S. bishops are urging the public to petition the Biden administration to revise a rule that the bishops say... Read more


Tennessee sues Biden administration, says HHS diverted health funds to Planned Parenthood

Oct 26, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti is suing the Biden administration in response to a federal decision to redirect millions of... Read more

Admiral Rachel Levine, Department of Health and Human Services assistant secretary for health, announces new transgender guidelines.

Biden Health and Human Services imposes trans pronoun mandate on employees

Oct 12, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

In a YouTube video sent to HHS employees, HHS Deputy Secretary Andrea Palm said the policy ensures “that our colleagues... Read more


Biden administration to pay fee for attempted exclusion of NFP methods from insurance

Aug 1, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Alliance Defending Freedom announced July 27 that a federal court has ordered the Biden administration to pay $65,000 in attorneys’... Read more


HHS can’t force Catholic hospital network to perform abortions, gender transitions, court says

Aug 27, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A federal appellate court on Friday blocked a push to force doctors to perform abortions or sex-reassignment surgeries. Read more

The scene outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after the court released its decision in the Dobbs case, June 24, 2022.

Catholic medical group challenges HHS directive on emergency abortions

Jul 18, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The largest association of Catholic individuals in health care is condemning the Biden administration for ordering health care providers to... Read more


Rep. Chris Smith 'hopeful' fetal tissue research at University of Pittsburgh will be investigated

Jun 1, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Representative Chris Smith [R-NJ] says he is hopeful that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will investigate the... Read more

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

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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

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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

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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