The Hyde Amendment, which has been credited with saving 2.5 million lives is now facing the most serious threat to its existence since being enacted forty-five years ago. Bishop Barbarito has requested that highest priority be given to oppose the repeal of the Hyde Amendment.

“The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is planning a largescale effort to oppose the repeal of the Hyde Amendment that prevents tax-payer funding of abortion. Keep your tax dollars from going to abortion by visiting This website will ask for your email address, in order for the USCCB to connect with you regarding future plans to prevent federal funding of abortion. More information can be found on the diocese website,”