Category Archive for: liberty

Poll: Large Majority of Americans Support School Choice

A RealClear Opinion Research poll found majorities of both Republican and Democrat voters support school choice. 74% of voters support school choice, including 83% of Republicans, 70% of Democrats, and 69% of independents, according to the poll, which was conducted in June. A majority (66%) of both Republican and Democrat poll respondents also supported giving…Read More

Rep. Cole Offers Motion to Recommit Advocating for Bipartisan Pro-Life Protections

Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04), Vice Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, delivered remarks on the House floor in support of the Republican motion to recommit (MTR) on H.R. 4502, which the House will vote on this this week. The motion would restore the longstanding and traditionally bipartisan Hyde and Weldon Amendments to annual appropriations.…Read More

Catholic Bishops Rebuke Self-Described ‘Strong Catholic’ Terry McAuliffe

The Catholic Church in Virginia is condemning Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s plan to eliminate conscience protections for religious organizations—a policy that threatens Catholic adoption agencies and other charitable institutions. In his second bid for governor, McAuliffe has pledged to repeal Virginia’s conscience clause, which allows religious charities to place children into foster homes and for adoption…Read More

New Bill Would Defund Public Universities That Provide On-Campus Abortions

Pro-life lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday to defund public colleges and universities that perform abortions or offer the abortion pill to students or staff. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., the founder and chairman of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, on Wednesday introduced the Protecting Life on College Campus Act of 2021 in the Senate, while Reps. Chip…Read More

Abbott plans to restrict minors’ access to gender transition-related surgeries, hormone treatments

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has said he plans to take action to restrict minors’ access to gender transition-related medical services, since legislation on the issue failed to pass during the regular session of the legislature. “I have another way of achieving the exact same thing, and it’s about a finished product as we speak…Read More

Investigation: Los Angeles city illegally kept funds destined to Catholic Schools

In a decision that could restore millions of dollars to Catholic schools, the state of California has ruled that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) violated federal law in ways that slashed assistance for academically struggling students in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (ADLA). The 58-page “investigation report,” issued June 25 by the California…Read More