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Mar 5, 2021 - 09:00 am .- As the Senate considers a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package on Friday, the head of the U.S. bishops’ conference warned that the bill will fund abortions.
Mar 3, 2021 - 04:00 pm .- Congressional Democrats called on President Joe Biden this week to remove pro-life protections from the 2022 federal budget.  
Feb 27, 2021 - 08:00 am .- The House passed a massive COVID relief bill on Friday without protections against abortion funding.
Feb 26, 2021 - 11:02 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is opposing the COVID relief package currently under consideration in the House, over its lack of pro-life protections. 
Feb 16, 2021 - 12:35 pm .- The White House on Tuesday reaffirmed President Biden’s support for taxpayer-funded abortion, and wouldn’t comment on abortion funding in a proposed COVID relief package.
Feb 12, 2021 - 02:00 pm .- Members of Congress on Thursday debated abortion funding restrictions in a proposed COVID relief package, with one member comparing abortion coverage to cancer treatments.
Feb 11, 2021 - 10:00 am .- Pro-life groups are warning against increased funding of abortions in Congress’ proposed COVID relief legislation.
Feb 3, 2021 - 10:00 am .- In an interview with CNA, Ryan Anderson—a prominent speaker and author on marriage, sexuality, religious freedom, and natural law—offered advice for Catholics on discussing issues such as abortion and gender ideology, and pointed to saints who could serve as models for this evangelization. 
Jan 25, 2021 - 09:30 am .- Nearly 200 members of Congress have signed a letter supporting bans on taxpayer funding of abortions.
Jan 20, 2021 - 06:45 pm .- White House press secretary Jen Psaki would not tell EWTN News' Owen Jensen on Wednesday evening what the administration will do with current safeguards against taxpayer funding of abortions.   "I think we’ll have more to say on the Mexico City Policy in the coming days,” Psaki said, before adding that Biden is a “devout Catholic.”
Jan 19, 2021 - 11:00 am .- President-elect Joe Biden is expected to promptly roll back pro-life policies the Trump administration put in place, NBC News reported on Monday. 
Dec 8, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- Government must support mothers and children instead of paying for abortions, members of Congress heard at a Tuesday hearing on taxpayer-funded abortion.
Dec 1, 2020 - 10:00 am .- In one of the last results in the 2020 election to be called, another pro-life female candidate won election to the House of Representatives in Iowa’s 2nd district race certified on Monday.
Aug 31, 2020 - 11:00 am .- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has signaled that a prohibition on federal funding for abortion will be excluded from spending bills next year if Democrats retain a majority in the House of Representatives, setting the state for the end of a 44-year-old bipartisan agreement on abortion funding.
Jul 29, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- The abortion-rights group NARAL have endorsed Joe Biden for president just over a year after the group issued a scathing statement demanding he reverse his support for the Hyde Amendment.
Jul 24, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- On Friday, the House passed a “minibus” bill outlining funding of various federal agencies. Pro-life groups warned the legislation would undermine the Mexico City Policy, which bars foreign groups that promote or provide abortions from receiving U.S. assistance.
Mar 16, 2020 - 09:35 am .- Former vice president Joe Biden reaffirmed his support for taxpayer funded abortion during Sunday night’s Democratic presidential debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Jun 19, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The House of Representatives passed a combination appropriations bill on Wednesday afternoon that renews the Hyde Amendment, preventing federal Medicaid funds from being used for abortions.
Jun 13, 2019 - 07:02 pm .- Abolishing the Hyde Amendment, a proposal made recently by both Congressmen and presidential candidates, would unravel over 40 years of broad, bipartisan consensus, the head of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee told CNA.