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The Texas capitol.

Texans approve broad protection of religious services

Nov 4, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

On Nov. 2, voters in Texas approved eight amendments to the state constitution, including one that bars the state and... Read more

Inaugural intercollegiate Catholic Student Summit at Victoria Park in Irving, Texas, Oct. 8, 2021.

Catholic students from Texas universities unite for prayer and worship

Oct 27, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Catholic students from multiple Texas universities recently gathered for an evening of prayer and worship that, organizers say, is the... Read more

Texas state capitol building

Supreme Court to hear challenges to Texas heartbeat law

Oct 22, 2021

By Matt Hadro, Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider two legal challenges to Texas’ pro-life heartbeat law, just weeks before it... Read more

The Texas capitol.

Texas abortion law survives injunction effort; Supreme Court challenge next

Oct 15, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A federal appeals court has allowed a heartbeat-based Texas ban on abortion to remain in effect, rejecting the U.S. Department... Read more

The Texas capitol.

Texas ‘heartbeat’ abortion law temporarily reinstated amid legal fight

Oct 9, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A federal court on Friday evening issued a ruling allowing a Texas state law, which restricts abortions after a fetal... Read more

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How Texas Catholics pushed to expand support for mothers

Sep 23, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

In addition to two major pro-life bills, the Texas Catholic Conference has successfully pushed for better support for mothers and... Read more

Pro-life advocates at the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2018.

Doctor sued under Texas abortion law

Sep 21, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A Texas abortion doctor who said he performed an abortion in violation of a new state law was sued Monday... Read more

Breaking News

Biden administration sues Texas over pro-life law

Sep 9, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Biden administration on Thursday sued Texas over its new law prohibiting most abortions after the detection of a fetal... Read more

Lyft and Uber stickers on the rear window of a vehicle offering rides in San Francisco Bay Area

Which corporations have come out against Texas' pro-life law?

Sep 9, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Since Texas’ pro-life “heartbeat” law went into effect last week, some corporations responded by donating to pro-abortion groups or issuing... Read more

Pastor Dana Moore

In last-minute plea to Supreme Court, lawyers beg for prayer in execution chamber

Sep 8, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Religious freedom advocates are requesting that a Texas death row inmate have access to vocal prayer and the touch of... Read more

Attorney General Merrick Garland

Justice Department pledges to 'protect' women seeking abortions in Texas after pro-life law takes effect

Sep 7, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday vowed to “protect” women seeking abortions in Texas, days after a new state law... Read more

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State's bishops 'celebrate every life saved' by Texas abortion law

Sep 7, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Bishops around the country reacted with praise to a Texas law banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat,... Read more

Jen Psaki responds to EWTN News Nightly's Owen Jensen question regarding Texas' heartbeat law.

Psaki rebukes EWTN reporter who asked why Catholic Biden opposes Texas abortion law

Sep 2, 2021

By Katie Yoder

President Joe Biden, the second Catholic president in U.S. history, believes that abortion is a “woman’s right,” White House Press... Read more

President Joe Biden

Biden promises 'whole-of-government' effort to maintain abortion in Texas

Sep 2, 2021

By Matt Hadro

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a “whole-of-government” response to “ensure” abortion access in Texas, after the state’s pro-life law... Read more

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Divided Supreme Court rejects challenge of Texas pro-life law

Sep 2, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A divided Supreme Court late Wednesday evening declined a petition to block Texas’ ‘heartbeat’ law, allowing the law to stand... Read more

Joe Biden

Biden ‘deeply committed’ to legal abortion, after Texas’ pro-life law goes into effect

Sep 1, 2021

By Matt Hadro

President Joe Biden on Wednesday said his administration is “deeply committed” to upholding legal abortion, after Texas’ pro-life “heartbeat” law... Read more

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‘We are actively helping women’: Pro-life groups pledge action as Texas’ 'heartbeat' law goes into effect  

Sep 1, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Pro-life groups on Wednesday said they were ready to assist women facing unexpected pregnancies, as Texas’ pro-life “heartbeat” law went... Read more

Pro-life and pro-abortion advocates outside of the Supreme Court during oral arguments in the case Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, March 2, 2016.

Pro-abortion groups appeal to Supreme Court against Texas' 'Heartbeat Act'

Aug 30, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Pro-abortion groups are asking the Supreme Court to block Texas’ law that would allow private citizens to sue abortion providers.  Read more

April 17, 2019: Central American migrants seeking asylum line up at the bus station in McAllen, Texas to go stay with their sponsors

Federal court halts Texas' restrictions on migrant transport

Aug 26, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A legal group representing Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley on Thursday praised a court decision halting Texas’ restrictions... Read more

Sister Norma Pimentel of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley

Texas Catholics challenge state restrictions on migrant transport

Aug 13, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Catholic organizations claim a Texas public health order infringes on their religious mission of helping migrants.  Read more