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• Doctor Who Did 1,200 Abortions Tells Congress to Ban Them
• Expert Tells Congress Unborn Babies Can Feel Pain Starting at 8 Weeks
• Baby Born With Half a Heart Doing Well After Mom Rejects Abortion
• IRS Places Lois Lerner on Administrative Leave Over Targeting Scandal
More Pro-Life News
• Methodist, United Church of Christ, Jewish Groups Oppose Late-Term Abortion Ban
• Doctors Save Baby s Life, Use 3-D Printer to Print Him a New Airway
• Bill Banning Late Term Abortions A Step in the Right Direction
• Pregnant Woman Dies, Gives Birth, And is Brought Back to Life
• Teen Birth Rates Drop Nationwide, Decline in Almost Every State
• How Can Obama, Planned Parenthood Defend Abortion After Gosnell s Infanticides?
• IRS Morality: Defend Planned Parenthood, Audit Adoptive Families
• Late-Term Abortion Doc, Pro-Infanticide Prof Head Women s Health Conference
• Abortion Clinic Worker Helped Friend Give Birth, Let Newborn Infant Die
• India: Woman Says Two Nurses at Health Center Forced Her Abortion
• Melinda Gates to Speak at Conference With Late-Term Abortionist
• She Cried Out "My Baby, My Baby" But Nidal Hasan Killed Her Anyway
• Value of Human Embryos Created by IVF Infinitely Variable?
• Pushing Assisted Suicide is Likely Driving Up Suicides in General
• Should Pro-Lifers be Open-Minded on the Issue of Abortion?
• Abortion Won t Help British Woman SB s Mental Health Problems
Doctor Who Did 1,200 Abortions Tells Congress to Ban Them
Dr. Anthony Levatino is a pro-life physician from New Mexico but, before having a change of heart on the issue of abortion he was an OBGYN who also performed abortions.
Levatino did as many as 1,200 abortions some of them after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Then, after his daughter died in a tragic automobile accident, he re-evaluated his position on abortion and stopped doing abortions. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/doctor-who-did-1200-abortions-tells-congress-to-ban-them/
Expert Tells Congress Unborn Babies Can Feel Pain Starting at 8 Weeks
During a hearing on a bill that would ban late-term abortions nationwide, an expert on human embryonic development informed members of the committee that unborn babies have the capacity to feel pain as early as 8 weeks.
Maureen Condic, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah and obtained her Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley. She is a widely published scientist whose works have appeared in a wide variety of peer-reviewed journals. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/expert-tells-congress-unborn-babies-can-feel-pain-starting-at-8-weeks/
Baby Born With Half a Heart Doing Well After Mom Rejects Abortion
Scarlett Crowther was born with half a heart. She may not have made it at all had her mom decided to have an abortion, but Scarlett s mother rejected that idea.
Scarlett was given a 50/50 chance of surviving the defect but went through two successful heart operations, with one of them coming at five days after birth. Now 10 months later, mother and baby are doing much better, with her mother Rebecca Turner calling her a little fighter. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/baby-born-with-half-a-heart-doing-well-after-mom-rejects-abortion/
IRS Places Lois Lerner on Administrative Leave Over Targeting Scandal
Weeks after the IRS scandal erupted over its targeting of pro-life and conservative groups, the Internal Revenue Service has finally taken action.
As National Review first reported today, Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service s director of exempt organizations, has been placed on administrative leave. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/irs-places-lois-lerner-on-administrative-leave-over-targeting-scandal/
Methodist, United Church of Christ, Jewish Groups Oppose Late-Term Abortion Ban
A collection of religious groups, including organizations with members from the Methodist Church, United Church of Christ, and Jewish faiths have issued a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to oppose a ban on late-term abortions.
Organized under the banner of the pro-abortion Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, the Methodist Federation for Social Action, United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, National Council of Jewish Women and Union of Reform Judaism all signed their names to a letter opposing H.R.1797, the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/methodist-church-of-christ-jewish-groups-oppose-late-term-abortion-ban/
Doctors Save Baby s Life, Use 3-D Printer to Print Him a New Airway
The Internal Revenue Service conducted an internal probe over its targeting of pro-life and conservative groups that ended well before the 2012 presidential election, but reports show the results were hidden.
The agency hasn t officially reprimanded a single staffer over it. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/doctors-save-babys-life-use-3-d-printer-to-print-him-a-new-airway/
Bill Banning Late Term Abortions A Step in the Right Direction
he recent Gosnell trial exposed many Americans to the ugly reality of abortion, which is often hidden behind language such as women s rights, choice and reproductive health. Not surprisingly, the nation reacted with outrage and horror to the procedures performed in Gosnell s clinic.
As the images of babies with snipped necks and body parts stored in freezers continue to haunt the American public, Congressman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) has proposed a bill that would eliminate late term abortions (after 20 weeks gestation) nationwide. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/bill-banning-late-term-abortions-a-step-in-the-right-direction/
Pregnant Woman Dies, Gives Birth, And is Brought Back to Life
In an amazing story, a pregnant women from Texas reportedly died, gave birth and then was brought back to life. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/pregnant-woman-dies-gives-birth-and-is-brought-back-to-life/
Teen Birth Rates Drop Nationwide, Decline in Almost Every State
A new report just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has good news regarding the substantial decline in teen births from 2007 through 2011. The report shows teen birth rates dropped nationwide, declining in almost every state. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/teen-birth-rates-drop-nationwide-decline-in-almost-every-state/
How Can Obama, Planned Parenthood Defend Abortion After Gosnell s Infanticides?
Here we are, in the month of May, when everyone joyfully celebrates Mothers Day, and we Catholics particularly remember our Blessed Mother Mary. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/how-can-obama-planned-parenthood-defend-abortion-after-gosnells-infanticides/
IRS Morality: Defend Planned Parenthood, Audit Adoptive Families
Earlier this week, in a feeble attempt at humor on Facebook, I posted: If you haven t been audited by the IRS during the Obama administration, can you even call yourself a conservative? . http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/irs-morality-defend-planned-parenthood-audit-adoptive-families/
Late-Term Abortion Doc, Pro-Infanticide Prof Head Women s Health Conference
Women Deliver, a global conference on maternal health, has tapped pro-infanticide philosopher Peter Singer and partial-birth abortionist LeRoy Carhart to train family planning advocates. While the conference purports to address health needs of poor women and an unmet need for contraception, many sessions promote unregulated abortion up to birth. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/late-term-abortion-doc-pro-infanticide-prof-head-womens-health-conference/
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Abortion Clinic Worker Helped Friend Give Birth, Let Newborn Infant Die
A former worker at an abortion clinic now faces charges after helping a friend to give birth and then leaving the baby to die. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/abortion-clinic-worker-helped-friend-give-birth-let-newborn-infant-die/
India: Woman Says Two Nurses at Health Center Forced Her Abortion
Forced abortions run rampant in nations like China and India and a new report out this week has a woman claiming two nurses at a medical center forced her to have an abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/india-woman-says-two-nurses-at-health-center-forced-her-abortion/
Melinda Gates to Speak at Conference With Late-Term Abortionist
When Melinda Gates declared that family planning for poor women would be her signature issue, she named her campaign No Controversy. . http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/melinda-gates-to-speak-at-conference-with-late-term-abortionist/
She Cried Out "My Baby, My Baby" But Nidal Hasan Killed Her Anyway
It could hardly be more of what we used to call an open and shut case. Nidal Hasan, an active duty Army major and psychiatrist, walked into a room at Fort Hood, Texas, shouting Allahu Akbar! and shot thirty people, killing fourteen. One of his victims, Francheska Velez, was pregnant at the time. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/she-cried-out-my-baby-my-baby-but-nidal-hasan-killed-her-anyway/
Value of Human Embryos Created by IVF Infinitely Variable?
I don t think I could have found anything less scientific from a website called ScienceAlert. A group in Australia has taken up the challenge of reforming the laws regarding left-over IVF embryos there. Currently, many embryos are destroyed every year because of mandatory storage limits. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/value-of-human-embryos-created-by-ivf-infinitely-variable/
Pushing Assisted Suicide is Likely Driving Up Suicides in General
One suicide begets another, a study in Canada has demonstrated. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/pushing-assisted-suicide-is-likely-driving-up-suicides-in-general/
Should Pro-Lifers be Open-Minded on the Issue of Abortion?
Tim and Gabi and I discuss what it actually means to be open-minded, (it does NOT mean being wishy-washy,) and whether pro-life people should be open-minded too. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/should-pro-lifers-be-open-minded-on-the-issue-of-abortion/
Abortion Won t Help British Woman SB s Mental Health Problems
One of the ways that abortion advocates like to claim that abortion is health care is by claiming that it can sometimes be necessary for the health of the mother, or to save her life. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/abortion-wont-help-british-woman-sbs-mental-health-problems/
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