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USCCB opposes lack of pro-life protections in COVID relief bill

Feb 26, 2021

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is opposing the COVID relief package currently under consideration in the House, over... Read more

White House won’t guarantee no abortion funding in COVID relief

Feb 16, 2021

The White House on Tuesday reaffirmed President Biden’s support for taxpayer-funded abortion, and wouldn’t comment on abortion funding in a... Read more

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Congress debates abortion funding in COVID relief

Feb 12, 2021

Members of Congress on Thursday debated abortion funding restrictions in a proposed COVID relief package, with one member comparing abortion... Read more

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Pro-life groups warn against abortion funding in COVID relief

Feb 11, 2021

Pro-life groups are warning against increased funding of abortions in Congress’ proposed COVID relief legislation.  Read more

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Ryan Anderson: Church teaching an 'untapped resource' for responding to culture wars

Feb 3, 2021

By Matt Hadro

In an interview with CNA, Ryan Anderson—a prominent speaker and author on marriage, sexuality, religious freedom, and natural law—offered advice... Read more

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Members of Congress come out in support of Hyde Amendment

Jan 26, 2021

Nearly 200 members of Congress have signed a letter supporting bans on taxpayer funding of abortions.  Read more

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Members of Congress come out in support of Hyde Amendment

Jan 25, 2021

Nearly 200 members of Congress have signed a letter supporting bans on taxpayer funding of abortions.  Read more

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White House won't give plans on Hyde Amendment, Mexico City Policy

Jan 20, 2021

White House press secretary Jen Psaki would not tell EWTN News' Owen Jensen on Wednesday evening what the administration will... Read more

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Fund solutions, not abortions, House committee hears

Dec 8, 2020

Government must support mothers and children instead of paying for abortions, members of Congress heard at a Tuesday hearing on taxpayer-funded... Read more

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Pro-life candidate elected to Congress by six votes

Dec 1, 2020

In one of the last results in the 2020 election to be called, another pro-life female candidate won election to... Read more

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Pelosi says ban on federal abortion funding will be dropped next year

Aug 31, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has signaled that a prohibition on federal funding for abortion will be excluded from spending bills... Read more

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Joe Biden endorsed by pro-abortion NARAL

Jul 29, 2020

The abortion-rights group NARAL have endorsed Joe Biden for president just over a year after the group issued a scathing... Read more

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House spending bill undermining pro-life protections

Jul 24, 2020

On Friday, the House passed a “minibus” bill outlining funding of various federal agencies. Pro-life groups warned the legislation would... Read more

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House Democrats pass appropriations bill with Hyde Amendment intact

Jun 19, 2019

The House of Representatives passed a combination appropriations bill on Wednesday afternoon that renews the Hyde Amendment, preventing federal Medicaid... Read more

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Don’t subsidize the taking of innocent life, archbishop says of attempts to repeal Hyde Amendment

Jun 13, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Abolishing the Hyde Amendment, a proposal made recently by both Congressmen and presidential candidates, would unravel over 40 years of... Read more

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Congressional Democrats back taxpayer-funded abortion – but dodge a fight

Jun 13, 2019

Though a majority of Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortion, leading Democrats in Congress have repeated their opposition to the Hyde Amendment... Read more

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Archbishop Chaput: Abortion a perverse ‘sacrament' for Democratic Party leaders

Jun 10, 2019

Joe Biden, the former senator and vice president and now a Democratic presidential hopeful, once represented a more moderate position... Read more

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Under pressure, Biden now supports federal abortion funding

Jun 7, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The 1976 Hyde Amendment prohibits the use of Medicaid funds for most abortions. Biden, who voted as a senator in... Read more