Tag: abortion

The Atlantic admits a 6-week-old unborn baby has a heart

Earlier this week, The Atlantic ran a particularly bad story. Normally known for its high-quality commentary on everything from literature to politics to culture, the magazine’s lapse is both unusual and disappointing. The article argues that heartbeats detectable in early pregnancy are not really heartbeats – they’re just contracting cells that can be seen via […]

Poll: Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Texas abortion clinic regulations?

On Monday, the US Supreme Court struck down a 2013 Texas law regulating the safety of abortion clinics, saying that it put an “undue burden” on women’s “right to an abortion.” The case had challenged two regulations that abortionists must have admitting privileges at a local hospital and clinic buildings must meet the standards of […]

CDC/ Prof. Frank Hadley Collins, Dir., Cntr. for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Univ. of Notre Dame acquired from Public Health Image Library

New Zika vaccine provides hope for a real solution

An announcement today that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved the first human trials of a Zika Virus vaccine is wonderful news for those facing the effects of the virus -and a reminder that medicine should seek to heal and protect, not get rid of those who are afflicted. “We are […]

Happy Women’s Equality Day from your favorite pro-lifers!

In case you missed it, today is national Women’s Equality Day here in the U.S. Hooray! Today we celebrate the 95th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. While many know about the women’s suffrage movement and their leaders, some may be surprised to learn that they were against abortion. In a 2010 Op-Ed for […]

Why Chile’s abortion debate matters to you

One of the world’s most pro-life countries is currently immersed in a tense battle where abortion advocates need to confront the facts: abortion does not solve a country’s problems. In 1989, going against the momentum of the abortion rights movement, Chile passed a law making the procedure illegal in all cases. It remains one of […]

In her own words: Why Maya Angelou kept her baby

The world is mourning the loss of Maya Angelou, the inspirational poet and author whose legacy and work for civil rights will not soon be forgotten. Perhaps less well-known is Angelou’s courageous decision to keep her baby  when she became pregnant at age 16: The Decision That Changed My Life: Keeping My Baby by Maya […]

How to Save a Life

*By Mary Rezac With an abortion rate of 92 percent, babies with a pre-natal diagnosis of Down syndrome are the human equivalent to an endangered species. An oft-cited reason for abortion is the claim that no one would be willing to adopt these “unwanted” children. But Father Vander Woude, the lead pastor at Holy Trinity […]

A baby by any other name

The conviction of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell has drawn renewed attention to the misleading language that surrounds the abortion debate. If infanticide – killing a live baby moments after birth – is an appalling and atrocious crime, why is it acceptable to kill that same baby just minutes before, when he or she is about […]

What will Gosnell teach us?

On Monday, Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of three charges of first-degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter along with numerous lesser charges. While I’m sure all of those who followed the trial were disgusted over his crimes and heartbroken over the violence committed against the victims, I think many of us were, sadly, […]

Infanticide and the ‘dictatorship of relativism’

As the jurors continue to deliberate in the case of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, many of the mainstream media outlets have finally gotten around to giving the issue some coverage. The case involves an abortion doctor known for killing the live babies who survived his abortion attempts. As the newborns lay on the table, crying and […]

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