Tag: Minnesota State Legislature

Archbishop Hebda opens 2017 legislative session with prayer

Archbishop Hebda opens 2017 legislative session with prayer

| January 3, 2017 | 2 Comments

In addressing the 100-plus members of the House of Representatives, Archbishop Hebda prayed that they be instruments of God’s providential care, especially to those most in need and on the “margins of society.”

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Commission’s final report calls for restrictions on surrogacy

Commission’s final report calls for restrictions on surrogacy

| Bridget Ryder | December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Editor’s note: This is the fifth story in a series on surrogacy, which a Minnesota State Legislature commission recently studied in order to make public policy recommendations on the practice.

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Organizations join forces to further palliative care, oppose physician-assisted suicide

Organizations join forces to further palliative care, oppose physician-assisted suicide

| December 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

With the aim of defending the ill and elderly against what they see as misguided and harmful policy, 34 organizations, including Catholic ones, joined forces to create the Minnesota Alliance for Ethical Healthcare. The organizations partnering in the new coalition seek to further palliative care for the ill and elderly in addition to preventing physician-assisted suicide. Sixty-seven doctors have also joined the coalition. Palliative care seeks to comfort the whole person in a time of serious illness.

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After MCC push, surrogacy commission begins work on issue

After MCC push, surrogacy commission begins work on issue

| July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

A 15-member legislative commission charged with developing public policy recommendations regulating commercial surrogacy met for the first time June 28, launching a study that people on different sides of the issue say has been a long time coming.

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MCC ‘very proud’ of passage of prenatal diagnosis bill

MCC ‘very proud’ of passage of prenatal diagnosis bill

| Joe Towalski | May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the work of the Minnesota Catholic Conference and a coalition of disability advocacy groups, expectant parents whose babies are diagnosed with certain prenatal conditions will receive accurate and supportive information from local and national organizations.

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MCC encouraged by elements of revised state budget plan

MCC encouraged by elements of revised state budget plan

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Funding for programs that address the urgent needs of Minnesota’s poor and low-income workers are among the items in Gov. Mark Dayton’s supplemental budget plan, and many are just what the state’s Catholic leaders have been advocating for.

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