Senator Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) this week voted in favor of legislation to combat human trafficking despite strong opposition from many in the Democratic Party. The controversy centered on a fund to help trafficking victims using fines from people convicted of human trafficking off
Legislation to prohibit Planned Parenthood and other abortion-on-demand providers from receiving taxpayer funding was introduced yesterday as House Bill 2405 – the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priorities Act. “Across the United States, Planned Parenthood performs an abortion every 95
As the legislature prepared to break for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, they took action on two pieces of pro-life legislation. One is on its way to the governor’s desk. The others will likely move forward when they return to session in January.
A press conference was held today at the Capitol in Harrisburg in support of pro-life legislation. In attendance were over 35 legislators as well as various leaders of pro-life constituencies. Francis Viglietta, Director of Social Concerns for the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, sai
The Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association (PCHA) supports the Catholic health care ministry in PA through witnessing to Gospel values, advocacy, communication, networking, education and united action. The PCHA monitors legislation and regulatory matters and participates in public p
Senate Bill 3 is a proposal that will clearly prohibit abortion coverage in the taxpayer supported insurance plans that will be created in Pennsylvania’s health insurance exchange as we implement the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). It passed the state
As you know, the Pennsylvania Senate passed Senate Bill 3 by a vote of 37 to 12 on June 7. Senate Bill 3 allows Pennsylvania to prohibit insurance providers that participate in the insurance exchanges created by the federal health care reform law from covering elective abortion servic
The Pennsylvania Senate will not vote on Senate Bill 732 this week, but they may consider the Mensch Amendment to Senate Bill 732 in the coming weeks. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference has asked its pro-life advocates to support the Mensch Amendment because the state’s abortion in
Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in March, amidst an unresolved debate about the legislation’s impact on abortion and conscience protection. As president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Francis George explained then t
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was groundbreaking health care reform legislation. Catholics may have many questions about the complicated new law. Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers.