Sunday, May 27, 2012

National Right to Life News Today Week-in-Review

Week-in-Review Topics for May 21-25, 2012


U.S. House to vote on curbing “war on baby girls”

For immediate release: Friday, May 25, 2012, 3 PM EDT For further information:   NRLC Federal Legislation, 202-626-8820, U.S. House votes Wednesday on bill to ban sex-selection abortions nationwide;  National Right to Life calls on lawmakers to oppose “the escalating

Chen Guangcheng arrives in the U.S., still worried about family and supporters in China

Pro-Life Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) meets pro-life human rights activist Chen Guangcheng when Mr. Chen arrived in the United States on Saturday.

By Dave Andrusko “Three weeks after Chen took refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, his arrival defused political tension between China and the United States. But left uncertain were the future of human rights in China, whether Chen will

Only 34 more days until NRLC 2012!


BROTHER PAUL J. O’DONNELL, fbp, has served in leadership of the Franciscan Brothers of Peace of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis since 1988. The Franciscan Brothers of Peace originated within the


Michael J. Fox is looking past embryonic stem cells in a search for a cure for Parkinson’s

Dr. Mehmet Oz explains to Michael J. Fox and Oprah Winfrey in 2009 that as a result of induced pluripotent stem cells, there will be a big impact in the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease.

By Dave Andrusko In a most revealing interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, actor Michael J. Fox conceded that it is likely that sources other than embryonic stem cells will provide a cure for Parkinson’s, the disease from which he suffers.

Facebook reverses course, ends ban on photos of baby born with rare neural disease

James and Healther Walker and Grayson

By Dave Andrusko Yesterday I posted a story about the beauty, the humanity of perinatal hospice: choosing not to abort a child expected to die soon after birth but to give the child life—and celebrate that life–for whatever time he


Evidence presented at World Health Assembly that health care, not abortion, will solve maternal mortality

(Left to right) Jeanne Head, R.N., National Right to Life vice-president for international affairs and U.N. representative; Scott Fischbach, MCCL GO Executive Director; and Patrick Buckley, with the U.K. Society for the Protection of Unborn Children.

By Paul Stark Evidence that legalizing abortion does not reduce maternal mortality was presented this week at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Scott Fischbach, executive director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach (MCCL GO), and Jeanne

Thank goodness I can still cringe

When speaking to the broader public—as opposed to what they tell each other—pro-abortionists will often feign an attitude that they, too, understand that abortion is serious business and not to be trivialized. They don’t mean it

Adult Stem Cell Treatments Move Ahead, Embryonic Stem Cells Fall Farther Behind


By David A. Prentice, Ph.D. Editor’s note. Dr. Prentice will be speaking at National Right to Life’s convention which takes place June 28-30. For more about the convention, go to For more about Dr. Prentice, go to

NARAL offers advice how to talk to friends about Obama over the holiday weekend

NARAL President Nancy Keenan and President Obama

By Dave Andrusko Well, if you’re going to endorse Barack Obama for a second term, it only make sense that NARAL should periodically send out explanations both why it loves the President AND (as a recent blog entry puts it)


Another failed attempt to minimize the results of Gallup’s poll


By Dave Andrusko The Gallup Poll and the vanishing “pro-choice” self-designation, Part Three. Ask yourself the following question. If you are pro-abortion (or a reporter  sympathetic to their cause) and Gallup finds that the lowest percentage of people ever describe

Just how badly has Obama stumbled?

Pro-abortion President Barack ObamaBy Dave Andrusko Earlier this week I wrote a piece that generated a fair amount of response: “The Turning Point of 2012?”  My point was simply that come November when we look back to try to figure out the


Cardinal Wuerl on why the Archdiocese of Washington, DC went to court to challenge the Obama Mandate

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, DC

By Dave Andrusko We’ve done our best to keep NRL News Today readers current with respect to the clash between the Obama Administration’s mandate that tramples over religious freedoms and the resistance to it by the community of faith,

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