Wednesday, July 17, 2013

National Right to Life News Today 7/17/2013

Topics for July 17, 2013


Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis and the reinvention of the pro-abortion movement

By Andrew Bair, NRLC Field Coordinator I’m a native Pennsylvanian who was working in the pro-life movement in that state when the news first broke of the atrocities that had taken place at Kermit Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Center abortion clinic

Surprise, surprise! Thoughtful and largely accurate New York Times story on abortion polling

By Dave Andrusko There is so much going on now—both at home and abroad—that not everything gets covered. For example a pretty good piece by David Leonhardt that appeared in the Sunday New York Times went by the boards.

Off-Label Abortion Pills being Sold at Flea Markets

Randall K. O'Bannon, Ph.D.
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL-ETF Director of Education & Research When many people think of abortion pills, they think of RU-486, the abortion drug developed in France in the 1980s and sold in the U.S. since 2000.

Men Behaving Badly

National Right to Life President Carol Tobias
By Carol Tobias, President, National Right to Life Maybe I don’t read enough of the material put out by advocates of abortion, but I was appalled by a recent article in the “Burnt Orange Report.”

Reflections from a National Right to Life Academy Student

Academy students in the classroom.
Photo credit: Karen Cross
By Megan McCrum, Director, National Right to Life Academy We are in full swing of our five-week-long National Right to Life Academy program for college students. The course is undeniably top caliber in its academic rigor.

A total immersion for the pro-life cause: the National Right to Life Academy

By Gabriela Weigel, Co-Program Director, National Right to Life Academy Two and a half weeks into their summer program, which began in Dallas, Texas, at the annual National Right to Life Convention, the ten Academy students have managed to cram

Ariel Castro pleads not guilty a second time to hundreds of charges, including aggravated murder in the death of unborn baby

Ariel Castro
By Dave Andrusko For a second time, accused kidnapper and murderer Ariel Castro pled not guilty this morning, this time to an expanded 977-count indictment after previously pleading not guilty to charges in a 329-count indictment.

Facebook, Yearbooks, and lives not lived

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation News travels fast on Facebook. I had just logged in when I saw the post in my newsfeed: an elementary school classmate of mine had passed away.

The Power of the Powerless

power of the powerless
By Chris deVinck Editor’s note. Mr. deVinck is author of one of the greatest books we ever reviewed at National Right to Life News—“The Power of the Powerless: a brother’s legacy of love."

RI Governor Lincoln Chafee Vetoes “Choose life” license plate

By Dave Andrusko Rhode Islander Gov. Lincoln Chafee has vetoed a bill that allowed license plates to be produced that say “Choose Life.” Twenty nine states have such specialty plates which often feature a child’s image.

UK to scrap notorious Liverpool Care Pathway, criticized as gateway to euthanasia

By Hilary White WESTMINSTER, July 16, 2013– The notorious Liverpool Care Pathway [LCP], the “end of life protocol” that has been denounced by many as a form of passive euthanasia, “should be phased out” by the autumn, a parliamentary review

Euthanasia Holocaust Not About “Nazis”

By Wesley J. Smith Germany is creating a memorial to the 200,000 + victims of the euthanasia Holocaust, in which doctors enthusiastically killed disabled babies and adults between the years 1939-45.

Guardian health editor jumps onto suicide promotion bandwagon

Guardian Health editor Sarah Boseley
By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members.
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