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GAO: Many federally subsidized health plans cover elective abortions

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. bishops' pro-life chairman Sept. 16 urged Congress to bring the federal health care law "into compliance with the Hyde amendment" and exclude elective abortions from health plans subsidized with federal funds.


With binge drinking on rise, colleges take steps to address its dangers

ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) -- College: a time for students to try on new ideas for size, build enduring friendships and struggle through a few pre-exam all-nighters. And, in between all of that, drink. A lot.


Groups lash out at new opt-out rules for HHS mandate

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pro-life groups that have battled with the federal government since the first rules were issued on contraceptive coverage in 2012 derided the government's latest rules allowing religious institutions -- and potentially some for-profit companies -- to opt out of the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act.


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