Posts Tagged:rule

HHS expected to propose health care rule on abortion, transgender services

Leadership at the Catholic Benefits Association believes the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will soon announce new regulations that may pose an existential threat to religious-based employers including Catholic hospitals. Discovery of a 74-page legal memorandum attached to a court filing from a consortium of 30 sexual rights groups last year revealed that…Read More

HHS rescinds rule protecting faith-based foster care, adoption agencies

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Nov. 18 rescinded a Trump administration rule that ensured faith-based social service agencies that provide adoption and foster care would continue receiving federal funding for services that follow their religious beliefs. Opponents of the rule modification, put in place early this year in the waning days of…Read More

Scientists Want to Abolish Rule Against Experiments on Unborn

A leading stem cell research organization has called for scientists to lift a long-held ethical rule against growing and experimenting on embryonic human beings beyond 14 days of gestation. The Illinois-based International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) made the suggestion in a new set of guidelines published this year for consideration by governments, research…Read More

U.S. House appropriations measure blocks conscience protection rule

An omnibus appropriations bill approved by the House July 31 to fund a dozen federal departments and agencies blocks a conscience protection rule for health care providers who do not want to participate in abortion, sterilization or assisted suicide on religious or moral grounds. “These poison pill provisions in H.R. 7617 seek to undermine the…Read More

HHS changes rules to protect religious adoption agencies

The Trump administration has announced a change to federal rules to preserve federal funding of faith-based adoption agencies, regardless of their views on same-sex marriage. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Nov. 1 that it would change its enforcement of previous regulations and propose a new rule, allowing faith-based adoption agencies to continue…Read More

Planned Parenthood to forgo funding from federal program over abortion rule

Planned Parenthood will be foregoing as much as $60 million annually from a federal family planning program that will carry new anti-abortion rules. “Planned Parenthood is still open. We are continuing to fight this rule in court,” said Alexis McGill Johnson, acting president of Planned Parenthood, said in a call with reporters Monday. She said…Read More