11
AUG
2017

Physician-assisted Suicide and the Palliative Care Physician

By Nancy Valko “SHOULD I HELP MY PATIENTS DIE?” This is the title of an August 5 op-ed in the New York Times by Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, an ICU and palliative medicine specialist in California who speaks and writes extensively on end of life care. Dr. Zitter writes that s
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11
AUG
2017

Doctor to new mother of Down syndrome baby: Don’t worry, some of them die young

Editor’s note. This post, and the one below, both appeared at Clinicquotes.com. Each quote originally appeared in “Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: the Social Impact of Amniocentesis in America,” by Rayna Rapp (New York: Routledge, 1999). The mother of a baby with d
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10
AUG
2017

Three examples of TV shows challenging the pro-abortion narrative

By Dave Andrusko As I’m sure you’ve noticed, we’ve reposted many stories from Newsbusters that detail the romance between various Hollywood types and abortion, in general and many of those same celebrities with Planned Parenthood, in particular. If we are to read the
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10
AUG
2017

WE NEED YOU!

By Carol Tobias, NRLC President As you read in my column on page three, your National Right to Life team has been extremely busy over the past few months. I’m proud of the work we do every day in Washington representing you and working on behalf of the most vulnerable members of
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10
AUG
2017

RIP Charlie Gard, “the absolute warrior”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This appears in the August digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please read the entire 42-page issue and pass it along using your social media contacts. At first glance it might seem odd that one extremely ill baby born to one working c
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10
AUG
2017

12 ounce preemie goes home for the first time from Maryland NICU

Weighed the equivalent of three sticks of butter at birth By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our read
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10
AUG
2017

Matt Schlapp politely dismantles Chris Cuomo on abortion

By Dave Andrusko No one who has watched CNN’s Chris Cuomo for more five minutes would have any doubts he believes he is the smartest person in the room. Always. The man is in love with the sound of his own voice. Cuomo, son of the late New York governor Mario Cuomo and brother o
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10
AUG
2017

Is euthanasia corrupting transplant ethics?

By Wesley J. Smith In my very first anti-euthanasia column, published by Newsweek in 1993, I worried that once medicalized killing became accepted, it would soon be joined by “organ harvesting as a plum to society.” “Alarmist!” I was called. “Slippery slo
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10
AUG
2017

Doctors recommended abortion, but rare spinal surgery in womb saved baby Benjamin’s life

By Fr. Mark Hodges August 7, 2017 — Catherine and Paul Harper had the most socially acceptable reason to abort their 20-week preborn baby. Doctors diagnosed him with severe spina bifida, where his spinal nerves are uncovered, permanently damaging his brain, internal organs, and
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10
AUG
2017

HUGE Free-Speech Win in Illinois, Where State is Trying to Force Pro-Lifers to Refer for Abortions

By Jay Hobbs In July a federal judge in Illinois handed down a major victory for religious conscience and free speech protection, granting a statewide preliminary injunction against a 2016 law change that would force pro-life medical providers to refer patients to abortion businesses
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