Category Archive for: Congress

Senate rejects massive abortion bill

A Democratic-led bill to guarantee abortion access nationwide failed to advance in the Senate Wednesday in a show vote designed to draw sharp political lines ahead of the midterm elections. Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act. It needed 60 votes to advance, but died in a 51…Read More

Catholic Florida Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill into Law on Holy Thursday

lorida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a 15 week abortion ban into law on Holy Thursday. EWTN News Contributor Catherine Hadro was present and joins to share why this was a significant move for the Sunshine State. State Representative Erin Grall stated, “It’s really an incredible day, an incredible moment.” The Catholic Governor of Florida signed…Read More

Kristi Noem’s pro-life proposal blocked by South Dakota Republicans

South Dakota Republicans blocked a pro-life proposal from Gov. Kristi Noem that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected and was modeled after Texas’ law that allows private citizens to sue. Republican lawmakers in the state said the bill could “jeopardize” their chances of ultimately getting abortions outlawed in the conservative state.…Read More

Lankford seeks to allow pregnant moms to claim Child Tax Credit for their unborn babies

Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Steve Daines (R-MT) today, joined by several of their Senate colleagues, reintroduced the Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Act, which allows pregnant moms to claim the Child Tax Credit for their unborn children. This bill builds on the Child Tax Credit provisions included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs…Read More

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