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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


Biden administration sued after fertility awareness methods cut from health coverage

Jun 14, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Couples can use this biomarker information, in line with Catholic Church teaching, to avoid or achieve pregnancy. 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

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

Supreme Court again upholds Affordable Care Act

Jun 17, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Supreme Court once again upheld the Affordable Care Act, in a 7-2 ruling against the latest challenge to the... Read more

US Supreme Court in Washington.

Supreme Court, with Barrett, hears Affordable Care Act case

Nov 10, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in the latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act. How the... Read more

Judge strikes down HHS rule on ‘abortion surcharge’ in health plan exchanges

Jul 13, 2020

A federal judge has struck down a rule from the Trump administration requiring greater transparency for health insurance plans within... Read more

Supreme Court of the United States.

Supreme Court will not fast track new ACA appeal

Jan 22, 2020

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to fast-track hearing a new appeal of the Affordable Care Act. The decision comes... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas. CNA file photo

U.S. bishops praise rule publicizing abortion 'surcharge' in health plan exchanges

Dec 23, 2019

The U.S. bishops have welcomed changes to the way abortion coverage is billed in some federally-funded health plan exchanges, saying... Read more

Sign outside the Department for Health and Human Services, Washington DC. Via Shutterstock

Pro-life leaders ask HHS to separate abortion payments in insurance plans

Oct 28, 2019

A group of pro-life leaders is calling on the Trump administration to finalize a rule that would require abortion to... Read more

Woman with transgender symbol on her hand.

'Transgender mandate' struck down by federal court

Oct 15, 2019

The Obama-era regulation would require most doctors throughout the country to perform gender-transition surgeries upon request, despite any conscience-based or prudential objections.  Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor outside the Supreme Court in 2016, for the Zubik v. Burwell case.

Little Sisters of the Poor appeal to the Supreme Court, again

Oct 9, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Little Sisters of the Poor have filed a petition requesting that the Supreme Court affirm the religious exemption protecting... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor outside the Supreme Court in March, 2016 , for the Zubik v. Burwell case.

Man jailed for threatening Little Sisters of the Poor set for bail hearing

Sep 16, 2019

A Pennsylvania man who sent online threats to the Little Sisters of the Poor is asking a federal court to... Read more

Sign outside the Department of Health and Human Services building in downtown Washington, DC.

Bishops call for support for HHS rule change

Aug 13, 2019

August 13 is the last day on which the Department of Health and Human Services will receive feedback on the... Read more

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.

Finalizing HHS rule on 'hidden abortion' charges is urgent, senator says

Jul 11, 2019

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith insisted that bringing in a new rule to end hidden abortion costs in insurance policies is a... 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

US bishops call for health care protection for the most vulnerable

Oct 17, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

In the wake of an executive order issued by the Trump administration halting federal assistance for certain insurance plans, the... Read more

Bishop: Senate mustn't repeal health care law without suitable replacement

Jul 21, 2017

The US bishops' representative for domestic justice has asked Senators not to vote to repeal the current health care law... Read more

US bishops urge caution as Senate considers health care bill

Jun 16, 2017

The US bishops’ annual meeting included on Thursday a discussion on health care, focusing on efforts in Congress to replace... Read more

What the US bishops want to see in health care reform

Mar 8, 2017

By Matt Hadro

As Congress considers a new health care law, the U.S. bishops are calling for a plan that does not fund... Read more