Lauretta Brown is a Staff Reporter with CNS News covering Congress and a range of issues including healthcare, religious freedom, and foreign policy. Her work has appeared on outlets like the Drudge Report and Yahoo News. She is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College.

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February 24, 2016, 5:18 PM EST
A statue of Jesus dubbed “Big Mountain Jesus,” which stands on a Montana ski slope as a World War II Memorial, is now safe from removal attempts by the atheist group, The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), which claims that the statue’s presence on federal land violates the First Amendment.
February 23, 2016, 2:06 PM EST
U.N. Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of U.N. Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka told Tuesday that “reproductive rights” of women in countries affected by the Zika virus must be advanced “not only because of Zika but also, because it’s the right thing to do.”
February 22, 2016, 3:52 PM EST
GOP presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Sunday ensuring that state and some federal funds are not given to “any entity that performs or promotes nontherapeutic abortions.” The legislation effectively strips Planned Parenthood of $1.3 million in taxpayer funds.
February 19, 2016, 3:44 PM EST
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a socialist, said that terminally ill patients ....
February 18, 2016, 3:56 PM EST
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) sent a letter to President Obama Thursday asking him to reevaluate his decision to increase diplomatic relations with Cuba and India because of their poor human rights and religious liberty records.
February 17, 2016, 5:12 PM EST
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) (AP)
February 17, 2016, 12:43 PM EST
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, representing the Little Sisters of the Poor in the Supreme Court Case Zubik v. Burwell, launched a new website Tuesday with comics, infographics, and a detailed explanation of the order’s objections to complying with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate in their health care plans.
February 15, 2016, 7:09 PM EST
San Diego federal Judge John Houston denied a request for a preliminary injunction last week by the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, Pregnancy Care Center, and Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center against the Reproductive FACT Act, which requires the pro-life centers to post information about where to obtain an abortion.
February 12, 2016, 10:28 AM EST
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to address how the International Criminal Court (ICC) could provide accountability for the atrocities being committed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
February 11, 2016, 11:53 AM EST
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told that requiring young women to register for the draft is “an issue that we should discuss,” adding that she thinks public opinion is “thirsty for more information as to what that would mean.”
February 9, 2016, 3:56 PM EST
Clarifying his position against abortion even in cases of rape, GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio told ABC This Week, “I believe a human being, an unborn child, has a right to live irrespective of the circumstances by which they were conceived.”
February 8, 2016, 1:01 PM EST
Cora Slocum, a four-year-old girl with Down Syndrome, got a moment in the spotlight on Super Bowl Sunday as part of a SunTrust advertisement.
February 7, 2016, 6:31 PM EST
U.N. high commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein urged Latin American governments Friday to increase access to “reproductive health services,” including emergency contraception and abortion, in light of the rise of the Zika virus in Brazil which is connected to a birth defect called microcephaly.
February 4, 2016, 2:10 PM EST
The European Parliament passed a resolution Thursday designating atrocities committed by the Islamic State terrorist group against religious minorities as “genocide.”
February 3, 2016, 7:05 PM EST
Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) launched a new initiative in Congress Wednesday, described as a “network of House and Senate conservatives working together on a new agenda of government reform” that “focuses on congressional rehabilitation,” based on the original powers vested in Congress by Article 1 of the Constitution.
February 2, 2016, 3:56 PM EST
The Office of General Counsel of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) filed an amicus curiae brief Monday in a Supreme Court case in support a 2013 Texas law requiring abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital and for abortion facilities to meet ambulatory surgical center requirements.
February 1, 2016, 3:06 PM EST
A recent oversight report by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) inspector general found that during the 2014 Ebola outbreak, "Diplomats, United Nations workers, U.S. Government employees, or other dignitaries were not thoroughly scrutinized or were incorrectly assumed to be exempt from Ebola screening” by Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
January 27, 2016, 4:24 PM EST
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that “in Europe and elsewhere, Jews are once again being targeted just for being Jews.”
January 26, 2016, 3:52 PM EST
Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said Friday at the March for Life that while some people claim “efforts to defend and protect life at all stages of development constitute a war on women,” she rejects that notion. “I will remind them that I am a woman and I have been to war,” said Ernst, an Iraq War veteran who served in the Iowa National Guard,  “let me be clear, there’s no ‘War on Women.’”