Category Archive for: Congress

Pro-life advocates decry FDA decision allowing women to get abortion pills by mail

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted restrictions on mifepristone, a drug approved for use in medical abortions, on Thursday. The decision authorizes doctors to prescribe the drugs online and mail the pills, allowing women to perform early abortions — up to ten weeks of gestation — without leaving their homes. The FDA first approved…Read More

Faith Groups Say the Build Back Better Act Would Exclude Faith-Based Child Care and Pre-Kindergarten Providers

Two bishop chairmen on behalf of their committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have cosigned a coalition letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-NC) with other faith groups raising urgent concerns that the Build Back Better Act’s…Read More

HHS’ internal memo rolls back Trump-era religious liberty protections

The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) is considering revoking authority the former Trump administration delegated for the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to prevent violations of religious liberty – prompting concerns about conscience protections under Secretary Xavier Becerra. A draft memo obtained by Fox News targets two actions related to the First Amendment from…Read More

Catholic school defends importance of pro-life assembly boycotted by students

Students at a Catholic high school in San Francisco staged a walkout last month to protest an all-school assembly which featured a pro-life speaker. Despite the students’ actions, the school’s president defended the talk as “an opportunity to come together in order to learn more about the dignity of human life.” Archbishop Riordan High School,…Read More

1,500 Americans Still in Afghanistan with 5 Days Left to Withdraw

The deadline for the US withdrawal from Afghanistan is just 5 days away. Lawmakers are asking questions of the Biden Administration about what is next for US involvement there. Some have expressed security concerns with the vetting system for Afghans arriving in the US. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says he’s worried about America’s safety,…Read More

Pro-Life Leader Decries Bill to Fund Abortions through Reconciliation

March for Life Action President Thomas McClusky wrote a letter to Congress Monday decrying the Biden administration’s plans to prop up the abortion industry with taxpayer funding from the upcoming $3.5 trillion spending bill. “I am writing to voice our opposition to the $3.5 trillion budget busting legislation, S. Con. Res. 14, setting forth the…Read More

Lankford Saves Hyde Amendment with Late-Night Move

Pro-life groups praised the Senate on Wednesday for narrowly approving language against taxpayer-funded abortion. The language was part of a budget resolution, a procedural step toward eventual passage of the Democrats’ proposed $3.5 trillion spending package for the 2022 fiscal year. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) introduced the pro-life amendment, which was included in the resolution…Read More