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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

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Despite denials, HHS nominee Xavier Becerra sued to take away nuns' religious freedom rights

Mar 5, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Xavier Becerra, US president Joe Biden’s nominee for HHS secretary, did indeed sue to take away the religious exemptions for... Read more

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HHS nominee won’t say if parents can refuse child’s gender transitioning

Feb 25, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A nominee for assistant health secretary on Thursday wouldn’t say if government officials can intervene when parents refuse their child’s... 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

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

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Trump signs order to support work with faith groups on adoption

Jun 24, 2020

By Matt Hadro

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to bolster the federal government’s work with community and faith-based groups... Read more

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Alabama removes disability triage guidelines after HHS complaint

Apr 8, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has resolved a disability rights case with Alabama after the state removed... Read more

US Secretary of Health of Human Services Alex Azar speaks Nov 6, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts.

HHS Secretary says he is proud to lead 'Department of Life'

Jan 24, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said his department is committed to protecting life “from conception to... Read more

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Federal money to go to Texas women's health program without abortion providers

Jan 23, 2020

A Texas women’s health program that bars funding for health care providers that perform abortions has been approved for federal... Read more

HHS rule again allows religious adoption agencies to serve in face of LGBT demands

Dec 20, 2019

A federal rule change once again allows faith-based adoption agencies to receive federal funding without being required to place children... Read more

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Third judge finds against conscience protection rule for medical workers

Nov 20, 2019

A third federal judge has struck down the Trump administration’s conscience protection rule for medical professionals who object to abortions... Read more

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Cardinal Tobin blesses immigration protest

Sep 4, 2019

Cardinal Joseph Tobin, the Archbishop of Newark, blessed a group of protesters on Wednesday, as a they demonstrated in front... Read more

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HHS announces $2 billion to fight opioid addiction

Sep 4, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The Trump administration announced on Wednesday it will send almost $2 billion in grant funding to the states to fight the... Read more

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Planned Parenthood to pull out of Title X program

Aug 16, 2019

The decision is set to take effect Aug. 19, the date by which funding recipients are required to make a... Read more

HHS delays enforcement of Title X Protect Life Rule

Jul 22, 2019

The Department of Health and Human Services has reportedly delayed enforcement of the new Protect Life Rule, which bars public... Read more

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End 'hidden abortion surcharge' in Affordable Care Act, lawmakers tell HHS

Jul 3, 2019

Over 125 members of Congress and other pro-life leaders have asked the Trump administration to clarify how abortion coverage is... Read more

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HHS delays new conscience rights protections

Jul 1, 2019

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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Stronger conscience protections for doctors, nurses approved by HHS

May 3, 2019

The Department of Health and Human Services has released a new rule allowing medical professionals to refuse to take part... Read more