Posts Tagged:HHS

HHS Secretary: ‘There is no law’ against ‘partial-birth abortion’

The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Wednesday would not acknowledge an existing federal ban on “partial-birth abortion.” During a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health, Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) asked HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra if he agreed that partial-birth abortion is illegal. Becerra answered that “[t]here is no…Read More

Lankford, Colleagues to President Biden: Withdraw Becerra Nomination to Serve as HHS Secretary

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today joined Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), Representative Dan Bishop (R-NC), and 73 other Members of Congress today in a letter urging President Joe Biden to withdraw California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s nomination to serve as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). In part, the members wrote, “We write…Read More

Courts side with Catholic groups over transgender mandate

Last week, a federal ruling in North Dakota flew under the radar that allows Catholic medical professionals, hospitals and organizations the right to refuse performing or providing insurance coverage for gender transition procedures, or insurance coverage for gender transition drugs, if it violates their religious beliefs. The ruling was on a 2016 lawsuit filed by…Read More

After litigation, new HHS policy ends prohibition on abortion for undocumented minors in federal custody

Federal officials announced on Tuesday a new policy that will make it possible for undocumented teenage immigrants in federal custody to procure abortions, after nearly three years of litigation regarding the matter. In a memorandum released on Tuesday, the Administration for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said that…Read More

How California’s abortion mandate trampled on Catholic nuns

California could lose federal funds for requiring employer health plans to cover elective abortion, federal officials have said. But the Missionary Guadalupanas of the Holy Spirit, the Catholic consecrated women whose legal complaint helped trigger the threat, only want their voice heard and their conscience clear. “They have a ministry that works closely with the…Read More