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Bishops: Senate rejection of ‘extreme’ abortion bill is ‘tremendous relief’

The failure of the U.S. Senate Feb. 28 to advance an “extreme measure” to establish a legal right to abortion at any stage of pregnancy nationwide “is a tremendous relief,” said the U.S. bishops.

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Bishops urge Senate to include pro-life provisions in appropriations bills

The chairmen of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life and religious liberty committees urged U.S. Senate leaders to include the Hyde and Weldon amendments and “bipartisan pro-life provisions” in appropriations bills being advanced in the chamber.

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Bishops support measure to protect faith-based foster agencies

Three U.S. Bishops Conference chairmen affirmed Monday their support for First Amendment protections for faith-based foster care and adoption providers with legislation introduced that aims to ensure those institutions continue to receive funding.

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COVID-19 bill OK’d without Hyde language to prevent funding of abortion

Democratic members of the U.S. Senate were hopeful their version of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package would be passed the second week of March, so they could send it to President Joe Biden for his signature before unemployment assistance expires March 14.

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