Saturday, December 20, 2014

National Right to Life News This Week 12/20/14

Best of NRL News Today for the week of December 15-20, 2014    

Three things Christmas tells us about human life and dignity

maryandjoseph3re  By Paul Stark Christians use the Christmas holiday to remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. This event (apart from everything else it entails) provides a number of insights about human life and dignity. 

Lauren Hill: "I said to God I'll do anything to be a voice for this cancer and all the kids that can't speak their symptoms"

Lauren Hill (Photo: The Enquirer/Liz Dufour)  By Dave Andrusko Maybe it's simply that I am the father of three daughters and the father-in-law to another, but few stories have moved me as much as the bravery, the look-truth-in-the-face courage of Lauren Hill.

"Oversold" and "misunderstood" prenatal screening tests "prompt abortions"

The Chapmans  By Dave Andrusko NRL News Today tries to keep up with the latest diagnostic tests that are marketed to pregnant women, usually as a way of determining the baby's sex or whether he or she has Down syndrome.

Mother of three shields pregnant woman during siege in Sydney

Katrina Dawson  By Dave Andrusko It was one act of bravery among many that took place in the chaos that surrounded a siege in Sydney, Australia, in which three people were killed, including hostage-taker, Man Haron Monis.

Prenatal surgery–and the unborn child as patient

CHOP7  By Dave Andrusko In a story posted earlier today, NRL News Today wrote about the twice-fold misuse of medical technology. First, using prenatal screening techniques to "search out" unborn babies who are almost always aborted if a "flaw" like

Abortionist charged with racketeering, faces possibility of at least 10 years in jail

Abortionist Naresh G. Patel  By Dave Andrusko Oklahoma abortionist Naresh G. Patel has wriggled out of many a legal jam over the last two decades. But the stakes just got raised when the 62-year-old owner of the Outpatient Services for Women was charged

So Many Empty Chairs

Joleigh and Clara Little  By Joleigh Little, Region Coordinator and Teens for Life Director, Wisconsin Right to Life Editor's note. We are rapidly approaching the 42nd anniversary of the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

A final tally on the 2014 elections shows the importance of the abortion issue and pro-life involvement

Elections_Matter_2  By Dave Andrusko Many of our readers followed NRLC online election night as we posted, in real time, victory after victory in the mid-term elections. It was extremely exciting to be able to tell people who stayed up very

Pro-life medical personnel in the UK suffer devastating loss as Great Britain's highest court decides against Scottish midwives

Mary Doogan and Concepta Wood  By Dave Andrusko When senior midwives Mary Doogan and Connie Wood won a pivotal right of conscience case on appeal in 2013 after having lost at trial, everyone knew the legal proceedings would not end there. 

The Ultrasound Generation: "You have seen, and you believe"

ultrasound5  LORD, TO WHOM SHALL WE GO? By Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan Editor's note. We are rapidly approaching the 42nd anniversary of the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. 

Nursing journal: late-term abortion a "distressing clinical event" of a "complex nature"

16-weeks  By Sarah Terzo From an article in "The Journal of Clinical Nursing": Second trimester terminations require the woman concerned to go through an induced labor, the result of which is a fetus in a very human form.

UCSF Study Finds, then Downplays, Significant Abortion Complication Rates

ObstetricsandGyn  By Randall K. O'Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor's note. NRL News Today ran a preliminary story on Wednesday that addressed some of the issues raised in far more detailed analysis by Dr. O'Bannon.

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