Saturday, January 18, 2014

National Right to Life News This Week 1/18/14

National Right to Life News This Week!

Supreme Court Inaction Does Not Deter Sen. Graham's Efforts to Pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the Senate

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
  On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal in the case of an Arizona abortion ban that was struck as unconstitutional by the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals last year.

A Journalist's Journey into the Pro-Life Movement

  By Holly Gatling, executive director, South Carolina Citizens for Life Five months after I graduated from the University of South Carolina with my degree in journalism, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landscape altering 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

Obama's approval numbers drop among a wide swath of groups, particularly Hispanics, Gallup Poll reveals

By Dave Andrusko It really DOES seem like every day a poll comes out showing that President Obama's support among key constituencies is falling dramatically. The latest is among Hispanics--down from 75% in December 2012 to 52% in November.

Pope Francis receives delegation from Dignitatis Humanae Institute, affirms human dignity, warns against "throwaway culture"

Pope Francis met with delegation from the
                  Dignitatis Humanae Institute
By Dave Andrusko A thank you goes out to Vatican Radio and the Zenit news agency for alerting readers to the message Pope Francis delivered Saturday to a delegation from the Dignitatis Humanae Institute (DHI)

Families of children with Down Syndrome to meet at NRLC prior to joining in the March for Life

Attendees at the KIDS event gather outside NRLC before joining the March for Life
  By Eileen Haupt For the sixth year in a row, Keep Infants with Down Syndrome (KIDS) will be meeting prior to the January 22 March for Life in Washington, D.C. at the headquarters of the National Right to Life

Judge recuses herself from lawsuit to take pregnant woman off of life support

Erick and Marlise Munoz with their first child, Mateo
  By Dave Andrusko Without explanation, the Texas judge hearing a suit brought by the family of a pregnant woman said to be brain dead recused herself from the case. The family of Marlise Machado Muñoz brought the lawsuit

NRL-Endorsed David Jolly Wins Nomination in Florida's 13th to face Alex Sink

David Jolly
By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director National Right to Life endorsed candidate David Jolly won the Republican nomination with 45% of the vote, defeating state Rep. Kathleen Peters

Evidence of Abortion-Breast Cancer link explodes on the Asian subcontinent

Joel Brind, Ph.D.
By Joel Brind, Ph.D. Hot on the heels of the new systematic review and meta-analysis of the abortion-breast cancer (ABC link) in China published by Dr. Yubei Huang last November and reviewed in NRL News Today in December

Abortion: a reckless and inhumane abandonment of women and babies to abortionists

Cong. Chris Smith (R-NJ)
  Editor's note. On Wednesday nearly two dozen pro-life members of the House of Representatives rose to denounce the infamous Roe v. Wade decision. You can watch all their speeches here.

New Mexico Court Ruling on Assisting Suicide Endangers the Vulnerable

Judge Nan G. Nash
  By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics On Monday, Judge Nan G. Nash of the Second District Court in Albuquerque struck the decades-old New Mexico law which protected the state's citizens from assisted suicide.

U.S. House Judiciary Committee Advances Abortion Funding Ban

  By Susan T. Muskett, J.D., Senior Legislative Counsel WASHINGTON (January 16, 2014) – Yesterday, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved NRLC-backed legislation to permanently prohibit subsidies for abortion in federally funded health programs.

Bee Gees + Coca-Cola = Life

  By Kelly Bartlett This is a video even a new mother has time to watch no matter how many times she got up last night to nurse the baby. It takes less than 60 seconds. Coca-Cola Life's new ad

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nrlnewstoday0813 By Dave Andrusko There are an awful lot of people who see National Right to Life News Today stories because Google News includes most of them when it aggregates and groups similar stories together.

Woman charged with capital murder in strangulation death of newborn son

Nidia Yolibeth Alvarado
  By Dave Andrusko It's about as grim a story as you can possibly imagine. A 25-year-old San Antonio woman has been charged with capital murder after she told police detectives that she "strangled [her] baby and watched him die,"

Forty One Years: A free-verse poem about Roe v. Wade's 41st anniversary

By Beatrice Fedor Forty one years of fear Forty one years of lies Forty one years of greed Forty one years of indifference Forty one years of abandonment Forty one years of coercion Forty one years of violence
Photo: "Our humanity is not defined by the atrocities that have been committed throughout history, but by the shining light of those who recognize injustice and refuse to be complicit through silence." - Carol Tobias 

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