July, 2011

Jul 8, 2011
Parents of Conjoined Twins Chose Life—With No Regrets
Laura Mitchell
When Nancy Hoffman-Delp and her husband Tim found out she was pregnant with twins conjoined at the head, their doctor recommended an abortion.Despite slim 5% survival rate for such babies, the couple continued with the pregnancy and gave birth to the two boys, Stefan and Tyler. Because they share a circulatory system and their brains are not entirely separate, doctors determined that any attempts at surgical separation would likely be fatal.Only a few years later came another large complication...Read More

Tags: abortion, disabled, pro-life
Jul 8, 2011
Right of Conscience Upheld in Illinois
J.D. Griffin
Six years ago, then Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich issued an emergency order which required all pharmicists in the state to dispense morning after pills. The governor deemed such an order necessary after a Chicago pharmicist refused to dispense the pill, just as other Illinois pharmacists had done previously. Ever since that time, legal action has been underway to ensure that the conscience rights of pharmicists in Illinois are no longer violated by making them dispense a pill which violates a...Read More

Tags: abortion pill, commentary, conscience, illinois, pro-life, states
Jul 8, 2011
Summer of Mercy 2.0
light4life
You’re pro-life (like a majority of Americans these days) & you want to keep up the good fight this summer and do what you can to make sure Life is respected at all stages…so what can you do? Well, you’re already signed up for SBA List Action Alerts, so you’ll be able to jump into action and contact your legislators or send letters to your editor if the need should arise. And the next 40 Days for Life campaign doesn’t start until October (but applications are now being accepted if you would...Read More

Tags: LeRoy Carhart, Maryland, pro-life event
Jul 7, 2011
Putting Pro-Life “Violence” In Perspective
Laura Mitchell
Pro-abortion advocates have long touted the “violent” nature of the pro-life movement.Indeed, the mission statement of the national organization Medical Students for Choice claims that it “stands up in the face of violent opposition” and that it was founded because “medical students across the country began to realize that, as future physicians, they were targets of anti-choice extremists.” Book titles like Targets of Hatred: Anti-Abortion Terrorism are not uncommon. Listed first under...Read More

Tags: pro-life, statistics, violence
Jul 7, 2011
Guttmacher Report Analyzed: When Tax Dollars Pay for Abortion, You Get More Abortion
J.D. Griffin
A recent report from the Guttmacher Institute, founded as the research arm of Planned Parenthood, shows an overall drop in the number of abortions but an increase among poor women. In fact, the report points out that poor women had 42% of all abortions in 2008. Even more startling is that, by 2008, the abortion rate among this group had reached 52.2 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44. Most reasonable individuals can agree that such statistics among poor women are staggering and disturbing....Read More

Tags: abortion, commentary, expose planned parenthood, guttmacher institute, pro-life
Jul 6, 2011
Rush Limbaugh Illustrates Absurdity of Pro-Abortion Enthusiasts’ Reactions to Anthony Verdict
J.D. Griffin
Today, Rush Limbaugh shared his thoughts about the media’s reaction to the Casey Anthony verdict. Noting the media’s outrage over the jury finding Ms. Anthony not guilty on three charges of murder and child endangerment, Limbaugh detailed the mainstream media’s lamentations over the death of Anthony’s two year old daughter, Caylee. While Caylee’s death is—unquestionably—tragic and lamentable, it’s absurd to know that the media would have been silent if her death had occurred in the womb. As...Read More

Tags: abortion, Casey Anthony, Caylee Anthony, media, pro-life, Rush Limbaugh
Jul 6, 2011
Rep. Virginia Foxx's Pro-Life Amendment
J.D. Griffin
In a valiant effort to end all federal funding for the training of health care providers in abortion related services, North Carolina Rep. Virginia Foxx, in May, offered an amendment to H.R. 1216, introduced by Kentucky Rep. Brett Guthrie. The main purpose of the overall bill was to change a provision of Obamacare which setup mandatory, or direct appropriations, “for graduate medical education in qualified teaching health centers.” Even so, Rep. Foxx used this opportunity to score a pro-life...Read More

Tags: amendment, Brett Guthrie, commentary, pro-life, Virginia Foxx
Jul 5, 2011
Dr. Eduardo Marbán: Saving Lives Ethically Practicing Advanced Medicine
J.D. Griffin
Dr. Eduardo Marbán escaped from Cuba with his family when he was just a child. Fully utilizing his newfound freedom, he now works at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute to save the lives of others.In order to lessen the impact of the top killer of both American men and women—heart disease—Dr. Marbán has developed a process by which to take a patient’s heart tissue and grow stem cells. As CBSNews.com reports, these cells are then inserted back into the damaged area of the patient’s heart in order...Read More

Tags: adult stem cell, embryonic stem cell, pro-life
Jul 5, 2011
New Abortion Statistics for UK's Under-16s
Laura Mitchell
For most girls, middle school memories revolve around boys, sleepovers, and lip gloss.Recent statistics, however, reveal that some women may recall an abortion. According to the UK Department of Health, nearly 10,000 abortions have been performed on girls ages 12-14 since 2002. In the same time frame, 25,500 abortions have been carried out on 15-year-old girls.Family Education Trust director Norman Wells worries that the traumatic after-effects of abortion are exacerbated by youth. “Every...Read More

Tags: statistics, underage, United Kingdom
Jul 1, 2011
Patent Pending: Finding Pro-Life Language in the America Invests Act
L. Wegmann
Last Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a controversial act drastically altering current patent law within the United States. Patents, as defined by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), are government-granted property rights which allow inventors to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling their inventions. As inventors advance into new fields of biomedical engineering, changes in the patent law necessarily raise certain bioethical concerns....Read More

Tags: Congress, Patent Law, pro-life
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