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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

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Pro-life health care network gets a boost from federal HHS grant

Apr 1, 2019

Low-income individuals and families in California will be able to receive taxpayer-funded services from a Catholic-backed pro-life health care network,... Read more

The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD.

National Institutes of Health to not renew contract over fetal tissue use

Dec 5, 2018

The National Institutes of Health will not renew a contract with the University of California San Francisco over concerns about... Read more

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EWTN wins lawsuit over HHS contraception mandate

Nov 30, 2018

By Ed Condon

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th circuit issued an order Thursday vacating a 2014 District Court decision against the... Read more

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Trump administration announces new conscience exemptions for contraceptive mandate

Nov 7, 2018

The Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor released two updated rules concerning conscience protections for organizations and... Read more

Trump administration to revise exemptions to contraception mandate

Oct 31, 2018

The Trump administration is modifying religious exemptions and accommodations against mandatory employer health care coverage of contraception, after federal judges... Read more

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HHS considers defining sex based on birth, genetics

Oct 22, 2018

The Trump administration is considering reshaping some federal policies to define gender according to a person’s biology and genitalia, according... Read more

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Government cancels controversial FDA contract for aborted remains

Sep 25, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The Department of Health and Human Services has announced the termination of a contract between the Food and Drug Administration... Read more

US Supreme Court throws out undocumented minor abortion ruling

Jun 5, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

On Monday the Supreme Court vacated an appellate court's decision from October which permitted an undocumented minor held in federal... Read more

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New HHS department created to protect religious freedom

Jan 18, 2018

By Courtney Mares

A new division at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will work to ensure the protection of... Read more

The Golden Dome atop the Main Building at the University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame faculty, students to retain birth control coverage

Nov 7, 2017

A little more than a week after announcing it would end birth control coverage for employees and students, the University... Read more

The University of Notre Dame's Main Building.

Notre Dame to cut birth control coverage for faculty, students

Nov 1, 2017

The University of Notre Dame has announced to its employees and students that it plans to end birth control coverage... Read more

Bishops welcome efforts to defend unborn child of undocumented teen

Oct 23, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Texas' bishops have welcomed the decision of an appeals court delaying the government-assisted procurement of an abortion by an undocumented... Read more

House votes to allow states to deny funding to Planned Parenthood

Feb 16, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The House voted Thursday to allow states to choose not to fund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers with federal... Read more

President Barack Obama speaks at Georgetown University, May 12, 2015.

Why pro-lifers are calling this rule a gift to Planned Parenthood

Dec 16, 2016

By Matt Hadro

States cannot keep federal grants away from Planned Parenthood clinics, the Obama administration ruled on Wednesday in a move that... Read more