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RealClearPolitics: Protecting Religious Liberty Advances Women’s Causes

By Ashley McGuire and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer “It is a dangerous time to be a person of faith.” These were the sobering words of Callista Gingrich, U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, at an event sponsored by the Religious Freedom Institute during the first Ministerial to Advance…

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Examiner: How an American Catholic organization has helped persecuted Middle East Christians

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Most people know that Christians in the Middle East have recently endured severe persecution at the hands of ISIS. But most people don’t know that, for years, a brotherhood of men have been quietly and vigilantly working behind the scenes on behalf…

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Philly Inquirer: Faith-based foster care should not be abandoned

By Grazie Pozo Christie Child welfare advocates across the country are right to be concerned after a recent court order allowed Philadelphia to suspend its contract with Catholic Social Services, a faith-based foster care agency. It is yet another example of the growing trend in America…

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WSJ: The Controversial Text That Saved Me

By Ashley McGuire I first read “Humanae Vitae”—which Pope Paul VI published 50 years ago July 29—when I was 21. As a senior at Tufts University, hardly a bastion of Christian belief, sheer curiosity brought me to the controversial papal encyclical. I knew only that…

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Washington Times: Brett Kavanaugh’s priorities are faith and family

By Ashley McGuire and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer – – Tuesday, July 17, 2018 President Trump just introduced to the nation his nominee for the next justice on the U.S. Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh. Judge Kavanaugh then introduced the nation to someone perhaps a bit unexpected: Monsignor John Enzler. In a short and…

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TCA Statements on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

July 9, 2018 “In nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice, President Trump has once again delivered on his promise to send a fair and independent constitutionalist judge to our nation’s highest court. Kavanaugh is a man of integrity with…

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TCA Statements on NIFLA v. Becerra

June 26, 2018 “The Supreme Court has delivered another resounding win for freedom, this time upholding the right of pro-life pregnancy centers to decline to speak on behalf of the state to promote abortion.  The state of California, in a classic example of compelled speech, sought to…

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FOX News: Supreme Court NIFLA decision is major victory for pro-life groups and women, vindication for First Amendment

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Tuesday’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision overturning a California law that required pro-life pregnancy centers to provide women with information about abortion is a victory for the First Amendment, for women seeking support during their pregnancies, and for the pregnancy centers. Read the…

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Washington Post: An unfair First Amendment restriction by Metro

By Ashley McGuire and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer If you live or work in the Washington, at one point or another, you’ve no doubt found yourself behind, next to or on a bus, staring at some giant advertisement for the latest gadget or the newest Netflix series….

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Trump’s new rule: Title X isn’t welfare for Planned Parenthood

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer In order to best serve the needs of low-income women and their families, the federal government earlier this year refined its criteria for Title X family planning grants. The purpose of this reform was to attract community-based clinics by expanding the scope…

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