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Oct 15, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- 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.
Oct 9, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- The Little Sisters of the Poor have filed a petition requesting that the Supreme Court affirm the religious exemption protecting them from having to comply with the HHS Contraceptive Mandate of the Affordable Care Act.
Sep 16, 2019 - 12:30 pm .- A Pennsylvania man who sent online threats to the Little Sisters of the Poor is asking a federal court to allow him out of jail.
Aug 13, 2019 - 09:30 am .- August 13 is the last day on which the Department of Health and Human Services will receive feedback on the proposed change to the interpretation of section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Jul 11, 2019 - 09:00 am .- Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith insisted that bringing in a new rule to end hidden abortion costs in insurance policies is a matter of "urgency."
Jul 3, 2019 - 11:00 am .- Over 125 members of Congress and other pro-life leaders have asked the Trump administration to clarify how abortion coverage is listed in healthcare plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Oct 17, 2017 - 06:04 am .- In the wake of an executive order issued by the Trump administration halting federal assistance for certain insurance plans, the U.S. bishops reaffirmed that helping to protect low-income persons and the vulnerable is of the utmost importance.
Jul 21, 2017 - 04:52 pm .- The US bishops' representative for domestic justice has asked Senators not to vote to repeal the current health care law unless they have an alternative in place that offers acceptable levels of coverage.
Jun 16, 2017 - 04:52 pm .- The US bishops’ annual meeting included on Thursday a discussion on health care, focusing on efforts in Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Mar 8, 2017 - 03:29 pm .- As Congress considers a new health care law, the U.S. bishops are calling for a plan that does not fund abortion, but respects conscience rights, while also ensuring universal access to affordable health care.
Jan 18, 2017 - 01:47 pm .- Any changes to health care law under the new administration should not abandon the principal of genuinely affordable health care for everyone, said the U.S. bishops in a letter to Congress.
Mar 22, 2016 - 04:52 pm .- Members of the United States Congress have voiced their support for the Little Sisters of the Poor before their case is argued before the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Dec 26, 2014 - 04:06 pm .- More than 75 members of Congress have written the Obama administration emphasizing that abortion coverage must be billed separately under the health care law, as it was promised.  
Sep 18, 2014 - 02:18 am .- The head of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee has renewed a call for Congressional action after a new report verified the bishops’ repeated warnings of taxpayer-funded abortion in the Affordable Care Act.  
Sep 16, 2014 - 02:02 pm .- Pro-life groups have responded forcefully to a new report finding that despite promises from President Barack Obama, more than 1,000 health care plans under the Affordable Care Act cover abortion.  
Mar 25, 2014 - 12:03 pm .- The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a challenge to the Affordable Care Act touching on the federal government’s compelling for-profit companies to provide coverage for contraceptives despite owners’ religious objections.
Nov 2, 2013 - 04:18 pm .- Pro-life leaders are calling for transparency in the health care exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, asking that they include an open acknowledgement of whether each individual plan funds abortion.
Feb 5, 2013 - 05:16 pm .- A recent report indicates that numerous states are passing restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion under the health care reform law.