Healthcare

November 6, 2013

Pro-Life Advocates Demand Abortion Transparency in Health-Care Plans

A bill in Congress would require health insurers on the exchanges to be up-front with consumers about whether their plans include an abortion surcharge.

June 25, 2013

Catholics, Baptists Come Together Over Conscience-Rights Bill

Archbishop William Lori and Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention are united by the belief that Congress must act to help preserve freedom of religion and conscience.

May 31, 2013

Contraception Funding Charges Inaccurate, New York Archdiocese Says

The archdiocese had no other option but to pay into the fund which administers the union members’ benefits ‘under protest’ to continue to offer insurance to its union workers and remain in the health-care field in New York.

May 31, 2013

Study Documents Abortion’s Global Health Threat to Women

Pro-life group suggests that the World Health Organization adopt measures that ‘protect women from abortion’ and work to ‘improve women’s health care.’

April 3, 2013

Americans Encouraged to Join Mounting Opposition to Mandate

Catholic Vote says the record number of comments demonstrates that Americans have deep reservations over the reach of the mandate.

March 26, 2013

Franciscan University Undaunted After HHS Suit Dismissed

U.S. district judge dismissed the case on March 22 on the grounds it lacked standing.

March 21, 2013

Bishop Denounces Health Network’s Compliance With Mandate

Catholic health-care provider Avera made the decision to comply with the federal contraception mandate without seeking diocesan counsel or authorization.

February 28, 2013

Doctors Object to N.Y. Abortion Expansion

Pro-life advocates warn against the dangers of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s unrestricted abortion bill.

August 16, 2012

Thousands Die Prematurely on U.K. 'Death Pathway'

Allegations of 'backdoor euthanasia' taint British public-health system.

August 9, 2012

Catholic Hospital Chain's Employee Benefits Include Coverage of NFP Training Costs

Move is alternative to HHS 'contraceptive mandate,' which Franciscan Alliance is continuing to fight in court.

August 8, 2012

Time's Up: Catholic Business Owners Weigh Moral Options in HHS Mandate

National Catholic Bioethics Center issues guidelines for navigating First Amendment threat.

July 24, 2012

Catholic Business Owners Seek Injunction to Halt HHS Mandate Compliance

Churches exempt, ministries in question, but this lawsuit asks: what about individual conscientious objectors?

July 19, 2012

'Breakthrough' Effort to Secure Conscience Rights in HHS Mandate Fight

U.S. bishops welcome inclusion of conscience provisions in a House subcommittee appropriations bill for Health and Human Services funding.

July 16, 2012

Melinda Gates and Her Extreme Makeover Population Control

The wife of billionaire Bill Gates launches a concerted campaign against Catholic teaching on contraception.

July 5, 2012

Robert Muise Extends His Marine Corps Oath to Law Practice

Fortnight for Freedom Profile: 'I swore to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic,' says founder of American Freedom Law Center.

June 30, 2012

Fortnight for Freedom in Boston: Cardinal O'Malley and Catholic Leaders Educate on the Issues

Town hall panel includes head of Knights of Columbus and president of Catholic University.

June 29, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Health-Care Law, Stage Set for First Amendment Showdown

Although the court ruled on the constitutionality of Obamacare, it left the door open to those pursuing the right to religious freedom.

June 29, 2012

What the Court Said About Obamacare

COMMENTARY

June 29, 2012

Archbishop Chaput: 'It's Going to Be a Long Fight'

Archbishop of Philadelphia, in Rome to receive a 'sign of embrace' from the Pope, regrets not being with his flock on day Supreme Court rules on health-care law.

June 21, 2012

Study Saying Abortion Safer Than Childbirth Disputed

Bowling Green professor Priscilla Coleman calls the 'American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology' report deliberately misleading.

June 18, 2012

Course Correction: Sister Carol Keehan Now Opposes Obama 'Accommodation' for HHS Mandate

The Catholic Health Association's president calls for a broader religious exemption.

June 10, 2012

Faith and Freedom on the New Haven Green

It was only one of scores of rallies June 8, but for religious liberty in America, this is 'hallowed ground.'

June 8, 2012

Americans Stand Up for Religious Freedom on Bill of Rights’ Anniversary

Rallies draw more than 75,000 people to protest HHS ‘contraceptive mandate.’

June 1, 2012

Register Radio: Franciscan University & For Greater Glory

Michael Hernon and Ruben Quezada

May 21, 2012

Unprecedented Legal Action Takes HHS Mandate Battle to the Courts

Bishops say the federal law is still 'unjust' and 'coercive,' as 43 Catholic dioceses and institutions file lawsuits May 21.

May 18, 2012

Sebelius Speaks at Georgetown Despite Protests

HHS secretary refers to JFK speech on religion and politics, as she encourages students to embrace public service.

April 12, 2012

Massachusetts Considers Legalizing Assisted Suicide

A victory in the Bay State could give the 'death-with-dignity' lobby momentum.

April 5, 2012

State of Washington Will Appeal Ruling That Recognized Pharmacists’ Conscience Rights

Pro-life leader fears losing 'the nation we love' as state demands encroach freedom.

April 2, 2012

Is the HHS Taking Aim at Babies With Down Syndrome?

Prenatal-testing mandate could lead to more abortions.

March 16, 2012

HHS Issues Statement Confirming Outlines of Contraception Mandate 'Accommodation'

Catholic universities will also be subject to policy that attempts to shift costs for contraception services to insurance companies, though critics call this an ‘accounting trick.’

March 16, 2012

Subsidized Abortions Will Be Offered in State Health Exchanges

Plans that include this provision will not be able to inform customers of a required abortion surcharge until after they enroll.

March 7, 2012

The Contraception Inception Deception

March 2, 2012

State-Level Contraceptive Mandates Call for National Solution

Even if the HHS requirement disappeared, local problems would persist for bishops, faithful Catholics.

February 29, 2012

'We Are Crossing the Rubicon': House Tackles HHS Mandate Threat

Bishop Lori, legal and policy experts raise concerns; a representative of the Institute of Medicine defends the federal rule.

February 10, 2012

U.S. Bishops to White House: 'Rescission of Mandate Only Solution'

While critics dismiss the president's move as an election-year ploy, the Catholic Health Association’s Sister Carol Keehan and Planned Parenthood applaud the modification.

February 10, 2012

Don't Be Deceived! Evil Obama Policy Now Even MORE Evil!

February 9, 2012

UPDATE #2: Democrats double down on contraception

February 8, 2012

Christian and Religious Leaders Also Oppose HHS Mandate

Said a Lutheran leader: 'We would be in a very bad way without the Catholics standing up.'

February 1, 2012

Is Denial of Life-Saving Care for Mentally Disabled Girl a Sign of Things to Come?

Philadelphia hospital won’t discuss the case, but medical experts view the situation cautiously.

January 31, 2012

Rubio Introduces Bill to Protect Church Organizations Against Obama's Mandate

HHS contraceptive requirement, with narrow exemption, 'tells us a lot about the administration's overreach in all parts of our lives,' Florida senator says.

January 20, 2012

HHS Secretary Sebelius: Church Groups Must Provide Contraception

‘We have a year to figure out how to violate our conscience,’ says Cardinal-designate Dolan. All options on the table

January 20, 2012

Register Radio: Religious Liberty and Blogger's Favorite Books

Grace-Marie Turner and Jennifer Fulwiler

January 9, 2012

Massachusetts Conservatives and Former Vatican Ambassadors Get Behind Romney

Two letters, issued as primary season gets under way, seek to dispel fears that the former Massachusetts governor cannot be trusted on social issues.

December 29, 2011

Presidential Hopefuls: Newt Gingrich

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, a convert to Catholicism, has evolved on life issues.

December 14, 2011

Fordham Fights Pro-Abortion Law Students Group

Local chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice holds off-campus birth control clinic.

December 13, 2011

Obamacare Could Obliterate Most Health-Care Conscience Protections, Experts Say

The Abortion Non-Discrimination Act, to be voted on this month, may relieve some of the pressure.

December 7, 2011

Massachusetts Voters Likely to See Physician-Prescribed Suicide Measure

Success in November 2012 ballot initiative could make commonwealth third state to allow the practice.

December 6, 2011

Ad Targets Obama on Religious-Liberty Issues

Catholic Vote TV spot seeks to influence direction of Health and Human Services mandate.

November 18, 2011

The Supreme Court and Obamacare

As Catholics and pro-lifers welcome the news that the high court will take up the health-care issue, the future remains murky.

November 15, 2011

New Jersey's 'Nurses of Conscience'

Congressman Chris Smith urges the University of Medicine and Dentistry to allow health-care professionals to opt out of abortions.

November 1, 2011

Presidential Hopefuls: Michele Bachmann

Minnesota senator spent time in the 1970s campaigning for Jimmy Carter — but also doing sidewalk counseling. Her campaign is fueled by her pro-life views.

October 18, 2011

The Fight to Eliminate Down Syndrome: Eugenics at Work?

Are medical advances and health-care reform leading to the elimination of unborn babies with Trisomy 21?

September 20, 2011

New York Surprise: A Look at Bob Turner's Victory

Catholic Republican businessman wins congressional seat long held by Democrats.

August 3, 2011

Presidential Hopefuls: Mitt Romney

Is the former Massachusetts governor too much of a flip-flopper for pro-lifers to trust? Mary Ann Glendon doesn’t think so.

August 2, 2011

Obama Administration Approves Mandated Contraception Coverage

Critics say religious exemptions and conscience protections are too weak, and legislation is needed.

July 28, 2011

Obamacare: Mandated Contraception Collides With Religious Freedom

Will ‘preventative services for women’ that must be covered by insurance companies include contraception and sterilization? We’ll find out Monday.

May 10, 2011

Indiana to Defund Planned Parenthood

Mitch Daniels has bill on his desk that cuts $3 million of taxpayer funding that goes to the well-known abortion provider.

April 29, 2011

Blagojevich Rule Challenged

Pharmacists in Illinois score a victory for conscientious objection — for now. Nationwide, will conscience-protection issues end up at the Supreme Court?

April 8, 2011

Government Shutdown Showdown

Is it really the Republicans’ ‘waging war on women,’ or being good stewards of the people’s money?

March 29, 2011

Assisted Suicide Mystery: What’s Really Going On?

Annual reports show increasing number of deaths and decreasing amount of information.

February 23, 2011

Obama Rescinds Bush-Era Conscience Regs

The new set of rules raises fears that doctors and pharmacists will face more pressure to violate their principles.

February 22, 2011

Conscience Tug-of-War in Washington

State Pharmacy Board: ‘The original ruling stands.’

January 31, 2011

Defund Planned Parenthood?

The family planning group could reap a financial windfall, if healthcare reform includes contraceptive services with mandated preventive care for women.

January 27, 2011

Catholic Hospitals and Bishops: Trust, but Verify

Could the dispute in Phoenix between Bishop Olmsted and St. Joseph’s Hospital be just the tip of the iceberg? Bishops and public-policy experts weigh in on what can be done about a silent and growing problem.

January 10, 2011

The New Congress

What will Catholic congressional priorities look like in the 112th Congress? Here’s a forecast.

January 7, 2011

Outlawing the Natural Law

A world-renowned Catholic doctor warns of the new assault on human dignity and talks about prayer’s medical “side effects,” his debates with Jack Kevorkian and how to prevent Alzheimer’s.

December 22, 2010

Hospital Stripped of ‘Catholic’ Seal

Bishop Olmsted tells the Register of St. Joseph’s ‘many other violations’ of Church teachings, where a nun last year approved an abortion.

October 29, 2010

Pro-Life Prognosis

Will next week’s elections help the pro-life cause? An interview with insider Charmaine Yoest.

October 28, 2010

Susan B. Anthony List Defends Campaign Ads in Ohio

Are these pro-life billboards telling the truth about health-care reform?

October 15, 2010

A Bright Spot in ObamaCare: Help for Crisis Pregnancies

Part of the big compromise: An HHS pregnancy assistance fund quietly activates thanks to controversial health-care legislation.

October 5, 2010

Restoring the Integrity of Medicine

Catholic Medical Association to Meet in Midst of Change

August 31, 2010

Will Democrats Support Abortion-Funding Ban?

July 14, 2010

‘1-Man Death Panel’?

Pro-Lifers Sound Warning Bell on Obama Health Appointee Berwick

July 14, 2010

Did Obama Lie on Abortion?

June 24, 2010

Senate Panel Approves Elective Abortions on Military Bases

June 7, 2010

Questions Remain in Phoenix Excommunication Case

With Medical Facts Lacking, Ethicists Hesitate to Judge

April 30, 2010

Doctor and Brother

Daniel Sulmasy Discusses His Role on President’s Commission

April 29, 2010

The President’s Franciscan Ethicist

Brother-Medical Doctor Brings Pro-Life Views to Obama’s Bioethics Commission

April 1, 2010

How ObamaCare Will Affect Catholic Hospitals

March 24, 2010

Health-Care Postmortem

What Went Wrong? What Comes Next?

March 23, 2010

Stupak Calls Pro-Lifers Hypocrites

March 19, 2010

Fewer Babies=Lower Costs?

Stupak: Democrats Say Abortions Will Cut Health-Care Costs

March 19, 2010

Health Bill Pits Catholic vs. Catholic

Pro-Lifers Challenge Legislation’s Catholic Support

March 16, 2010

Questioning the Media’s Timing on Abuse Stories

March 16, 2010

Abortion Funding to Remain in Final Bill

March 5, 2010

Washington: First Year Under Legalized Assisted Suicide

March 1, 2010

Health Reform Would Now Fund Still More Abortions

February 14, 2010

Plastic Surgery: Not Just for the Rich and Famous

January 27, 2010

Was Brown’s Win a Victory for Pro-Lifers in Health-Care Debate? Activists Wary

January 20, 2010

Mass. Catholics Bank on Scott Brown

Defeats Heavily Favored Martha Coakley, 52%-47%, to Snag Senate Seat

January 19, 2010

What Makes This Year’s March for Life Different?

January 14, 2010

Amish Granted Health-Care Exemption

January 12, 2010

Not Giving Up

Pro-Life Catholics Mobilize on Health-Care Bill as Pressure Builds on Pro-Life Democrats

December 21, 2009

Health-Care Weekend Roundup

December 18, 2009

Bishops Oppose Casey Amendment

December 17, 2009

Holdout

December 17, 2009

Cardinal: Senate Already Embraced Nelson Amendment

December 16, 2009

Lawler: Catholics Must Oppose This Bill

December 11, 2009

What Next for the Abortion Funding Ban?

December 9, 2009

Major Pro-Life Organization Turns Against Health-Care Bill

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