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2012-08-03 10:21:52

Cardinal DiNardo highlights problems for religious institutions, individuals Sees Administration policy's approach to religious freedom most grudging, arbitrary ever Congressional action defending religious freedom long overdue WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, chair of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, called on Congress to address the crisis in health care sparked by the Obama administration's contraceptive/sterilization...

2012-07-18 10:26:38

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor/HHS "took a first, urgently needed step toward upholding rights of conscience and religious freedom in our health care system," by including two key provisions in its appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2013, according to the chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston welcomed the...

2012-02-15 15:48:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Senate urgently needs to support legislation that would apply longstanding federal law on conscience protection to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), said the chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). In a February 15 letter to all Senators, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston explained how the "Respect for Rights of Conscience Act" (S. 1476)...

2011-08-01 15:41:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) sharply criticized a new HHS "preventive services" mandate requiring private health plans to cover female surgical sterilization and all drugs and devices approved by the FDA as contraceptives, including drugs which can attack a developing unborn child before and after implantation in the mother's womb. "Although this new rule gives the agency the discretion to authorize a 'religious'...

2011-04-14 12:46:00

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an April 13 letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston urged Congress to vote for a resolution to ban federal funding of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In the midst of a budget debate involving shared sacrifice and hard choices, Cardinal DiNardo wrote, "Whether to fund the largest abortion network in the country is not one of those hard choices." Cardinal DiNardo is...

2011-04-06 12:56:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has written to urge all members of the U.S. House of Representatives to support a bipartisan bill protecting conscience rights in health insurance. Introduced by Reps. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Dan Boren (D-OK), the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act of 2011 (HR 1179) "will help...

2010-08-20 13:31:00

Law would apply Hyde amendment policy to all federal funds Would protect health care providers from retaliation for not assisting with abortions WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, chair of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, called on members of the House of Representatives to support the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act" (H.R. 5939), introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) at the end of July. He called for support in an August...

2010-07-15 16:32:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following public criticisms of new federally-funded health insurance plans that would have covered elective abortions in Pennsylvania and New Mexico, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a statement that the agency will act to exclude abortion from this program. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chairman of the U.S. Catholic bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, welcomed the statement as averting an...

2010-06-29 14:43:00

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Senate committee amendment that would authorize the performance of elective abortions at military hospitals in this country and around the world is "misguided" and should be removed from the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 3454), said the Chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities. In a June 29 letter, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston urged Senators to remove this amendment on the grounds that it breaks...

2010-06-17 18:02:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities voiced "grave concern" to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over its move toward approving a new drug that may induce early abortions as an "emergency contraceptive." In a June 17 letter to Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the FDA, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston criticized the FDA's move to hold an advisory committee meeting on the drug Ulipristal...