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The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in New York City.

Military makes policy providing abortions for service members permanent

Mar 4, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is making permanent a policy to provide abortions in certain circumstances to service members. Read more

A man holds a sign at a pro-life rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial on June 24, 2023, marking the first anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

Will new federal abortion policies violate anti-abortion Hyde Amendment? Experts weigh in

Aug 7, 2023

By Daniel Payne

It is uncertain whether new Biden administration rules run afoul of the Hyde Amendment, a longstanding provision in federal law.  Read more

Planned Parenthood hosts a rally for funding abortion for Medicaid recipients on the state capitol's steps in January.

Do your tax dollars pay for abortion? It depends on where you live

May 26, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Rhode Island joins 16 other states funding abortion through Medicaid, despite the Hyde Amendment prohibiting the use of tax dollars... Read more

Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2020. He was the head coach of Auburn University's football team from 1999 to 2008.

Meet the U.S. senator holding the line on Pentagon appointments in fight over taxpayer-funded abortions

Apr 3, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, has blocked 184 promotions for generals and officers over “taxpayer funding for travel and extra pay... Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ fall plenary assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 16, 2022.

U.S. bishops urge Congress to pass No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

Jan 30, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop Michael Burbidge issued a letter Friday to House and Senate leaders supporting the legislation to permanently ban taxpayer funding... Read more


Department of Defense to pay for service members to travel for abortions

Oct 20, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin directed the DoD to “establish travel and transportation allowances” so that service members and their... Read more

President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House, Sept. 9, 2021.

Pro-life leaders condemn Biden’s support for federal abortion fund

Oct 20, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Pro-life leaders are challenging President Joe Biden after he expressed support for a federal fund for women who take time... Read more

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on reproductive rights as Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra listens during an event at the Roosevelt Room of the White House on July 8, 2022 in Washington, D.C.

Biden signs executive order that ‘paves the way’ for using Medicaid to cover abortions

Aug 3, 2022

By Edie Heipel

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed the order “paves the way for Medicaid to pay for abortions for women... Read more

Planned Parenthood gets millions of dollars in federal support each year.

Pro-life curbs preserved but Planned Parenthood still gets millions in massive spending bill

Mar 12, 2022

By Katie Yoder

While the new $1.5 trillion spending bill for the federal government promises to place millions into the pockets of Planned... Read more

President Joe Biden, with ashes on his forehead in honor of Ash Wednesday, walks to speak to reporters before boarding Marine One with First Lady Jill Biden on the South Lawn of the White House on March 02, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Bidens are spending the day in Superior, Wisconsin, with cabinet members where they will give remarks on the bipartisan infrastructure legislation.

Biden balks at explaining abortion stance to EWTN correspondent

Mar 2, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

U.S. President Joe Biden (D), a Catholic, declined to discuss why he supports abortion rights despite Church teaching prior to... Read more

The US Capitol

Pro-life congressional leaders praise pledge to oppose federal abortion funding

Jan 15, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

One hundred and eighty one members of the House of Representatives co-signed a letter praising the pro-life leadership of Senate... Read more


House passes Build Back Better; bishops raise religious liberty, abortion objections

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the Build Back Better Act Nov. 19, voting 220-213 to approve nearly $2... Read more

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at a Capitol press briefing, Sept. 23, 2021.

Abortion funding a 'fundamental problem' in proposed federal budget, US bishops say

Nov 4, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The presence of expanded taxpayer funding of abortion in the proposed federal budget is “completely unacceptable”, despite many worthy programs... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, chair of the USCCB religious liberty committee

US bishops warn against ‘extreme’ abortion provisions in budget bills

Oct 25, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Spending bills introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would force employers and insurers to cover and pay for abortion,... Read more

Aug. 17 rally in support of the Hyde amendment in Raleigh, North Carolina

Senate committee proposes rollback of pro-life policies

Oct 18, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A Senate committee introduced nine budget bills on Monday that would roll back several pro-life provisions, allowing for domestic funding... Read more

Louisiana State Senator Katrina Jackson at the Live Action Life Awards.

Louisiana state Sen. Katrina Jackson: ‘It’s racist to fund abortions’

Oct 2, 2021

By Katie Yoder

A Louisiana state senator is calling out her fellow Democrats for using race to justify their support of taxpayer-funded abortions. Read more

Aug. 17 rally in support of the Hyde Amendment in Raleigh, North Carolina

Pro-life activists hold rallies targeting ‘vulnerable’ pro-abortion Democrats

Aug 24, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List is targeting Democratic members of Congress who support federally-funded abortion, in a multi-state... Read more

‘Abortion is not health care’: Members of Congress speak out against proposed abortion billing rule

Jul 30, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

More than 25 Republican senators wrote to the Biden administration this week warning that a proposed rule would allow federal... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York

US bishops condemn abortion funding in House-passed spending bill

Jul 30, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Leading U.S. bishops on Thursday opposed the House passage of appropriations bills that would fund abortions and exclude conscience protections... Read more

House passes spending bills without restrictions on abortion funding

Jul 29, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The House this week passed spending bills that would allow funding of abortions both in the United States and abroad.   Read more