Monday, August 15, 2022



How to Comment on Biden Administration Rule Forcing Doctors to Perform Transition Surgeries, Abortions

The Biden administration’s proposed rule that would force doctors and hospitals to provide gender transition procedures and abortions went live August 3, beginning the 60-day comment period during which members of the public can voice their objections before it becomes the law of the land.

U.S. Bishops Urge Support for Mothers and Babies after Biden Abortion Executive Order

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, the U.S. bishops’ pro-life chair, called on President Joe Biden to increase support and care for mothers and children.

Why Was Roe v. Wade Overturned? Here’s a Look at Some of the Reasons Given

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 issued an opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, returning the question of abortion policy to the states and to the people’s elected representatives.

U.S. Bishops Disappointed by Supreme Court’s Climate Regulation Ruling

The U.S. bishops say they are disappointed by a Supreme Court ruling which limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

BREAKING: Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade in Historic Abortion Decision

The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade in a historic decision released Friday that brings a sudden and dramatic end to nearly a half-century of nationwide legalized abortion in the U.S.

USCCB Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson

In response to the Supreme Court of the United States issuing its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities issued the following statement:

PA Catholic Conference Applauds Passage of Bill to Prohibit Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference praised Republicans in the Pennsylvania Senate Health and Human Services Committee on January 25 for passing a bill to restrict the use of public money for abortions.

Waiting for Dobbs

The Supreme Court’s long-awaited decision on abortion almost certainly is a done deal. The justices and their clerks know the result but they aren’t letting on, while the rest of us won’t find out for another five months.

Dobbs v. Jackson: What Did Roberts, Kavanaugh, and Barrett Say?

As the wait begins for a decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization abortion case, close attention will be paid to the comments and questions of three conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court that some observers view as possible swing votes: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., and Associate Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.

One Core Issue May Decide the Dobbs Abortion Case; Here’s Why

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the constitutionality of Mississippi’s 15-week state abortion ban on Dec. 1, a high-stakes test of the settled-ness of legalized abortion in a deeply unsettled nation still sharply divided over the right to life.

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