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Missouri’s new law called ‘giant step forward’ for pro-life movement

Missouri’s new law called ‘giant step forward’ for pro-life movement

With Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signing into law a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy, the state’s lawmakers” have taken a giant step forward for the pro-life movement,” said St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson.

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HHS looks into removing barriers to program funding for religious groups

HHS looks into removing barriers to program funding for religious groups

| Carol Zimmermann | November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Oct. 25 that it is looking for ways to ensure that faith-based and religious groups are not blocked from receiving HHS funding for their programs.

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U.S. Justice Department says it was misled in immigrant teen’s case

U.S. Justice Department says it was misled in immigrant teen’s case

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a petition filed with the U.S. Supreme Court Nov. 3, the Justice Department said it had been misled by lawyers representing a pregnant immigrant teen about the timing of her abortion.

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Ethical directives and the care of pregnant women in Catholic hospitals

Ethical directives and the care of pregnant women in Catholic hospitals

| December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

At the beginning of December, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a sweeping federal lawsuit against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops over its Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic hospitals, alleging that the Directives, with their prohibition against direct abortion, resulted in negligent care of a pregnant woman named Tamesha Means. Ms. Means’ water broke at 18 weeks, leading to infection of the amniotic membranes, followed by spontaneous labor and delivery of her child. The child lived only a few hours.

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