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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January 25, 2016, 6:45 PM EST
Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) told CNSNews.com Friday that in order to keep pro-life legislation “moving in the right direction,” America needs “a leader who stands with the weakest and the most vulnerable, not one who oppresses them the way Obama does.”  
January 25, 2016, 1:36 PM EST
Sister Constance Veit, one of the Little Sisters of the Poor in attendance at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union, told CNSNews.com that a part of the speech that affected her was when he “expressed the desire for respect for all faiths in the same paragraph as he talked about Pope Francis -- so it was just my prayer that it would all be a reality.”
January 22, 2016, 5:41 PM EST
GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told CNSNews.com that the March for Life, an annual march to the Supreme Court protesting abortion on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, was important to her, because “it debunks the litanies of the Left.”
January 21, 2016, 3:25 PM EST
In a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday about the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said the decision shifted values in the U.S. such that there was a change “from ‘there’s a baby on the way’” to “that family gets to choose if that’s a baby or not.’”
January 20, 2016, 6:27 PM EST
Participants pray during the 2015 March for Life on the National Mall in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)(CNSNews.com) – This year’s March for Life theme confronts the falsehood that abortion is “a means of female empowerment,” Rep.
January 19, 2016, 1:44 PM EST
The vast majority of Americans, including those who label themselves pro-choice, favor restrictions on abortion, according to a Marist poll released Tuesday.
January 18, 2016, 6:04 PM EST
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) commented on recent efforts by Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood, saying that while Congress will “continue to have this debate” one point of agreement was “we want to reduce the number of unplanned, unwanted pregnancies and then there won't be a demand for abortions.”
January 15, 2016, 7:51 AM EST
Planned Parenthood filed a civil lawsuit Thursday against the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), the organization that did a series of undercover videos released last summer which showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing the availability and sale of aborted baby body parts.
January 14, 2016, 3:32 PM EST
Rep. Chris Smith (R- N.J.) spoke out Tuesday against China’s population control policies commenting on the shift from the country’s infamous one-child policy to a two-child policy in October.
January 13, 2016, 2:45 PM EST
At the State of the Union on Tuesday, Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) said that the empty chair President Barack Obama left in the first lady’s box for victims of gun violence should have been left for “those who’ve had their heads cut off or killed through ISIL, because that was the true cause of the problem in San Bernardino.”
January 12, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Ky., clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses for homosexuals, commented on what she considered to be President Barack Obama’s legacy 
January 11, 2016, 3:34 PM EST
More than 200 members of Congress - 205 Republicans and 2 Democrats - filed a friend-of-the-court brief Monday on behalf of the Little Sisters of the Poor in the Supreme Court case Zubik v. Burwell in which the high court will decide whether the Little Sisters and other religious ministries can be compelled by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to offer drugs in their health plans that violate their religious beliefs.
January 8, 2016, 11:22 AM EST
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) defended Planned Parenthood on the House floor Wednesday just before the House passed a bill that defunds Planned Parenthood and repeals Obamacare, saying that the nation’s largest abortion provider actually “protects life.”
January 7, 2016, 5:03 PM EST
Three House Republicans on Wednesday voted against the reconciliation bill that would defund Planned Parenthood and repeal Obamacare while one Democrat voted for it. The bill passed the House of Representatives 240-181.
January 6, 2016, 3:33 PM EST
Nebraska Bishops issued a statement Monday weighing in on the Nebraska School Activities Association’s (NSAA) upcoming debate on proposals this month to allow biologically male students to participate as females in girls’ sports and biologically female students to participate as males in boys’ sports.
January 6, 2016, 10:31 AM EST
A family-owned pharmacy and two individual pharmacists petitioned the Supreme Court on Monday to stop a state law that compels pharmacies and individual pharmacists in Washington State to provide abortion-inducing drugs despite conscience objections.
January 5, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Surrogate mom Melissa Cook, who is facing pressure from the birth father to abort one of the unborn triplets she is carrying, filed a lawsuit Monday challenging California’s surrogacy law as unconstitutional.
January 4, 2016, 7:32 PM EST
Pro-life pregnancy centers in California must choose between promoting abortion information or paying fines.
December 28, 2015, 5:35 PM EST
 The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is chiding Congress for its failure to include the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act (ANDA) in its $1.1 trillion omnibus funding bill, which was signed by President Obama on December 18.
December 23, 2015, 9:10 PM EST
Iranian Christian pastor Farshid Fathi, imprisoned for his faith five years ago, was released from prison on Monday, two years before the end of a seven-year sentence.