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President Joe Biden signs an executive order at the White House in Washington July 8, 2022, that he said would help safeguard women's access to abortion and contraceptives. He stated the order was a necessary response to the Supreme Court's June 24 decision overturning the court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. The high court's ruling sends the abortion issue back to the states. Pictured with Biden are Vice President Kamala Harris, left, Health and Human Services Secretary Xav
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The U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman said it is “deeply disturbing and tragic” that the president has chosen to use his power as the nation’s chief executive “to promote and facilitate abortion in our country.”
Merrick Garland stands at a microphone with the seal of the Justice Department visible over his shoulder
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Julie Asher - Catholic News Service
Pro-life politicians and organizations have received many threats of violence since the Dobbs draft was leaked. Many are petitioning the Justice Department to do more about these threats.
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The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee urged all people of goodwill to pray that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade in its ruling on Mississippi’s ban on most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
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Julie Asher - Catholic News Service
The proposed Build Back Better Act has much-needed provisions “uplifting the common good,” but unacceptably “expands taxpayer funding of abortion,” the chairmen of six U.S.C.C.B. committees said.
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Julie Asher - Catholic News Service
Close to 12,200 people in the Archdiocese of San Francisco have joined the “Rose and Rosary for Nancy” campaign launched by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone.
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“We implore the House Committee on Appropriations to reverse course on these bills that currently expand taxpayer funding of abortion,” Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Naumann said.
Father James Altman, pastor at St. James the Less Catholic Church in La Crosse, Wis., is seen in his YouTube video. In the clip he attacks Catholics who are Democrats. (CNS photo/YouTube screen grab)
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Julie Asher - Catholic News Service
The priest has criticized Catholics who are Democrats, saying they must "repent" of their support for the party or "face the fires of hell."
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Julie Asher - Catholic News Service
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published a proposed rule to rescind the Trump administration's enforcement of a Title X provision that "draws a bright line between abortion and family planning," as the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee chairman has described it.
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The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act heading to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature will provide relief to Americans in need amid the pandemic, but it lacks “protections for the unborn,” the U.S. bishops said.
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Julie Asher - Catholic News Service
“As with every administration, there will be areas where we agree and work closely together and areas where we will have principled disagreement and strong opposition,” Archbishop Gomez said.