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Statement on Little Sisters of the Poor response briefs

According to a new Marist poll, the majority of Americans side with the Little Sisters of the Poor in their fight against the government’s suppression of their First Amendment religious liberty rights.  In the supplemental briefs requested by the Court, which are being filed today, the…

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Statement on Select Panel Hearing on the price of baby parts

When fetal tissue research was first authorized in 1993, pro-choice proponent of the research, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Ca.), insisted on legal safeguards that would take profit out of the research equation, saying, “It would be abhorrent to allow for a sale of fetal tissue and…

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Statement on FDA change to abortion pill label

Changing the rules for the abortion drug mifepristone thereby allowing its use through up to 70 days of gestation (previously 49 days) is a substantial difference.  The FDA has bowed to pressure from drug companies and abortion advocates, but the ones who will feel the…

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Statement before Little Sisters of the Poor oral arguments

The Obama administration will make a remarkable argument in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, shattering concepts of  ‘separation of church and state’ and the free exercise of religion, by making the case that the government has the power to make theological judgments about the Catholic…

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Statement on House Christian genocide resolution

We strongly urge Secretary Kerry to listen to the bipartisan voices voting today in support of the Fortenberry-Eshoo resolution (H. Con. Res. 75).  Secretary Kerry should heed the calls of a growing international coalition of genocide scholars, The European Parliament, Pope Francis, the previous Secretary…

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Statement on Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt oral arguments

In today’s oral arguments, it is reported that Justice Kagan mockingly asked, “Why would Texas do this?”  There are approximately 210 Texas women annually who suffer from abortion complications requiring an emergency room visit, according to an admission by Planned Parenthood. The Texas law simply…

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Statement on Scalia’s passing

As the nation mourns the passing of a judicial giant in Justice Scalia, Catholics take heart from his inspiring public witness to the Catholic faith.  Even as a young man, Scalia spoke in his valedictorian speech at Georgetown of having heard the “Word of Christ…

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Statement on Pelosi’s abortion comments

In a stunning interview with Melinda Henneberger, Nancy Pelosi manages to insult women and the American intelligence at once. She claims to simultaneously oppose any restrictions on abortion whatsoever and oppose abortion on demand. Her position is completely out of step with the average American,…

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Prioritizing refugees

Lawmakers, having returned to Washington after Thanksgiving recess, are again taking up the question of resettling Syrian refugees in the United States.  This issue cries out for a solution that balances security concerns with our humanitarian impulse to help those in such dire need. The…

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Planned Parenthood’s Unsatisfying Defense Of The Indefensible

Any mother remembers that moment in the delivery room (or during the sneak peak at the 20-week ultrasound) when her doctor announces after months of suspense, “It’s a girl!” or “It’s a boy!” This is one of the most joyful moments of a mother’s life….

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