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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 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 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 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 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 USCIRF annual report

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has just released its 2016 Annual Report, which confirms that the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria constitutes genocide.  The report states, “ISIL’s summary executions, rape, sexual enslavement, abduction of children, destruction of…

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Statement on Little Sisters of the Poor decision

Today’s Supreme Court decision makes it clear that the government must back off and allow people the freedom to practice their faith as they wish, without fear of draconian fines.  The Court agreed that government must find a way to reach its goals on contraceptive…

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Statement on Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt decision

Five Justices including Justice Kennedy decided that Texas’ HB2 would lead to the closure of abortion shops and it would have.  Planned Parenthood already adheres to these reasonable regulations but the centers that endanger women with inadequate facilities and doctors who can’t get admitting privileges…

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Statement on Zika funding

It is beyond outrageous that Senate Democrats are blocking $1.1 billion in supplemental Zika funding because they are demanding an even bigger earmark for their political donors Planned Parenthood. Half a billion taxpayer dollars annually already flow to Planned Parenthood, which runs the nation’s largest…

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Democrats wed themselves to abortion at their electoral peril

Democrats are still trying to comprehend just how Hillary Clinton lost places like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin; yet, most are blind to the cultural piece of the puzzle: faith and issues like abortion. Planned Parenthood runs the nation’s largest chain of abortion clinics and performs roughly one-third…

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