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Jan 26, 2021 - 05:45 pm .- Several state legislatures are considering measures in support of and against abortion. 
Jan 26, 2021 - 01:15 pm .- Pro-abortion and pro-LGBT groups applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken on Tuesday.
Jan 25, 2021 - 04:30 pm .- As Democrats last week took effective control of the Senate, pro-life leaders turned their attention to the record of one senator who could cast pivotal votes in the next two years. Manchin, a moderate West Virginia Democrat who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 after serving as governor of that state, has been known to cast pro-life votes before.
Jan 25, 2021 - 11:45 am .- A Kentucky bill requiring appropriate medical care for babies surviving attempted abortions became law on Friday.
Jan 25, 2021 - 10:35 am .- President Joe Biden has a “very developed approach” to abortion, Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, said during a recent panel discussion hosted by the National Catholic Reporter.
Jan 25, 2021 - 09:30 am .- Nearly 200 members of Congress have signed a letter supporting bans on taxpayer funding of abortions.
Jan 22, 2021 - 05:06 pm .- About eight pro-abortion protesters disrupted the Respect Life Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in downtown Columbus Friday, where Bishop Robert Brennan was presiding at an event marking the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Jan 22, 2021 - 01:30 pm .- Virginia bishops opposed a bill allowing for taxpayer-funded abortion coverage that passed the state senate on Friday.    The bill, SB 1276, would permit abortion coverage for any reason in health insurance plans on Virginia’s taxpayer-funded health exchange. The bill was introduced on Jan. 12 and cleared a senate committee on Mon., January 18.   On Friday afternoon, the Senate approved the bill by a 20-17 vote along party lines—on the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.   Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington and Bishop Barry Knestout of Richmond stated their “deep disappointment” with the vote.   “Abortion is not health care; it ends lives instead of healing them,” the bishops said.  
Jan 22, 2021 - 11:05 am .- President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris stated their commitment to abortion on the 48th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision on Friday.
Jan 21, 2021 - 11:30 am .- The Biden administration will repeal the Mexico City Policy in the “coming days,” White House advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci told board members of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday, January 21.
Jan 21, 2021 - 05:45 am .- While President Joe Biden has nominated a number of Catholics to serve in his cabinet, some of them have publicly contradicted Church teaching on abortion.
Jan 21, 2021 - 12:45 am .- As the United States undergoes a transition in leadership, the Archdiocese of San Francisco will host a webinar this week discussing the future of the pro-life movement.
Jan 20, 2021 - 06:45 pm .- White House press secretary Jen Psaki would not tell EWTN News' Owen Jensen on Wednesday evening what the administration will do with current safeguards against taxpayer funding of abortions.   "I think we’ll have more to say on the Mexico City Policy in the coming days,” Psaki said, before adding that Biden is a “devout Catholic.”
Jan 20, 2021 - 05:04 pm .- Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, used Twitter to issue a scathing criticism of the USCCB’s official statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden.
Jan 19, 2021 - 03:00 pm .- A former U.S. representative who was known as one of the last standing pro-life Democrats in Congress said he is worried about the example a Catholic president who is also pro-abortion will have on young Catholics. 
Jan 19, 2021 - 02:50 pm .- After the national March for Life announced last week it would be taking place virtually, the U.S. bishops’ pro-life chair has exhorted Catholics to prayer instead.
Jan 19, 2021 - 11:00 am .- President-elect Joe Biden is expected to promptly roll back pro-life policies the Trump administration put in place, NBC News reported on Monday. 
Jan 19, 2021 - 10:25 am .- President-elect Joe Biden will nominate a supporter of the contraceptive mandate to a top position at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), he announced on Tuesday.
Jan 15, 2021 - 10:06 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ pro-life chair on Friday praised a Supreme Court decision allowing federal regulations of the abortion pill to stand during the pandemic.
Jan 13, 2021 - 05:25 pm .- The governor of South Dakota asked state lawmakers on Tuesday to introduce a bill banning abortions based on a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

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