Wednesday, August 14, 2013

National Right to Life News Today 8/14/2013

Topics for August 14, 2013


You Are More Than the Choices That You’ve Made

By Carol Tobias, NRLC President Many years ago, a woman in her early twenties (made up name of Janet) and her son (made up name of Tommy) came into my life. Janet was going through a rough patch

And the greatest of these is love

Melissa Ohden (right) and Lisa Andrusko, NRLC Yearbook Editor
By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. Melissa is the survivor of a “failed” saline abortion in 1977. She speaks all over the world including at the last three National Right to Life Conventions. She writes frequently for NRL News Today.

Iowa Board of Medicine considering new rules governing web-cam abortions

Dr. Tom Ross, who works for Planned Parenthood, demonstrates the agency's telemedicine system from an office near downtown Des Moines.  
Tony Leys/The Register
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. Editor’s note. In an earlier version of this article, published Friday, August 9, 2013, we mistakenly left the impression that the petition signed by 14 medical professionals and the public petition gathered by Iowa Right to Life

2013 Election Overview: Alabama, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Virginia

Steve Lonegan
By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director New Jersey On August 13, Republican and Democratic primaries were held in New Jersey to determine the respective party’s nominees for the October 16 special election

ABC link explodes in Asia; coverup continues in the West

Dr. Joel Brind
By Joel Brind, Ph.D. Some epidemic diseases are caused by bacteria, the smallest of living things. Some are caused by viruses: rogue bits of DNA or RNA; non-living, but nonetheless infectious bits of destructive information.

Handful of militant pro-abortionists besiege pregnancy help center

By Kathy Ostrowski, legislative director, Kansans for Life Kansas media hardly covered abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” murder trial but were there last week to cover a measly group of 15 abortion supporters conducting a protest tour of states

Save the Dates: Academy 2014

By Megan McCrum, National Right to Life Committee Academy Program Director That’s a wrap! Another class of passionate, talented and smart Academy graduates are on their way back to their campus pro-life groups and local right to life organizations

Leading parliamentary think tank says Lord Falconer’s ‘Assisted Dying’ Bill fails public safety test

Lord Falconer
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.

Altruistic assisted suicide – surely you can’t be serious?

By Paul Russell Editor’s note. Paul Russell heads “HOPE,” an Australian organization which battles euthanasia and assisted suicide. A Huffington Post report from the US about a terminally ill Michigan woman who wants to die by assisted suicide

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Human Trial

By Wesley J. Smith The first induced pluripotent stem cell human trial–that is, ethical stem cells made from skin or other tissues–is about to begin. Like the two (or is it three?) existing embryonic stem cell trials
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