West Virginia Gov. Tomblin’s Veto is a ‘Total Abandonment’ of Unborn children

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoes Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

WASHINGTON – Earlier today West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed HB 2568, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Both the state House of Delegates and the state Senate approved the bill overwhelmingly in February. This is the second time

West Virginia Gov. vetoes Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

The West Virginia Senate passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act 29-5

Majority vote in each house needed to override Tomblin veto By Dave Andrusko Having vetoed an almost identical law last session, it came as no surprise today when West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed House Bill 2568–The Pain-Capable Unborn

Humpty Dumpty and Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong’s decision upholding SF ordinance’s blatant attack on local women-helping centers


By Dave Andrusko My apologies for letting this important decision fall between the cracks. Last week as the day was closing, we learned that U.S. District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong of Oakland had upheld the “Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection

Pioneering use of adult stem cells is making huge improvement in the condition of MS patients

Recovery: MS sufferer Holly Drewery became wheelchair-bound after the birth of daughter Isla, but thanks to the stem cell transplant she can dance, run and chase after Isla in the park

By Dave Andrusko If we’ve written once about the successful uses of adult stem cells, we’ve probably written 50 times, demonstrating that ethically unobjectionable adult stem cells are far superior in practice to stem cells taken from embryonic human beings.

She’s WHAT? Unexpectedly Pregnant at 42


By Dave Andrusko The title of the deeply personal reflection at www.parenting.com is, “I’m What? Accidentally pregnant at 42, I faced the hardest decision of my life.” This hit home for two reasons. My own mom, rest her soul, delivered

The case of a BC woman with dementia who is being fed normally, to be decided today

Mrs. Margaret Bentley

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) hopes that the British Columbia (BC) Court of Appeal will decide not to hear the case of a BC woman, who is living with dementia and

“Do you call this a life?”


An important new book chronicles the development of euthanasia in the Netherlands By Paul Russell Editor’s note. The book Paul is reviewing is “Do You Call This A Life?: Blurred Boundaries in The Netherlands’ Right-To-Die Laws,” written by Gerbert Mark

When were you recruited?

Photo Credit: March for Life

By Lois Anderson, Director of Political Operations, Oregon Right to Life Editor’s note. The speech Ms. Anderson is referring to was delivered July 5 at the close of the National Right to Life Committee’s 2008 convention. Robert P. George has

Pro-choice activist: “I know life begins at conception”

Jodi Jacobson

By Sarah Terzo [From Jodi Jacobson “Life Begins At Conception. That’s Not the Point” RH Reality Check November 4, 2012.] “Here is a startling revelation: I am a mother of two and a woman who earlier in her life had

Website launches interactive ‘choose your own abortion adventure game


By Cassy Fiano Remember those books that you read as a kid? You would read to the end of one chapter, and then be faced with a choice. The results of that choice would vary throughout the book, leaving you

Does religion have a role in bioethics?

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By Michael Cook The notion that religious convictions have no place in medicine or bioethics is widespread and growing. After the Canadian Supreme Court recently found that euthanasia and assisted suicide are constitutional, for instance, there were immediate suggestions that

Babies With Down Syndrome Deserve Life, Too!


La. Law Aimed at Curbing Trend to Abort By Ryan Verret, Center for Medical Ethics Director Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a post from Louisiana Right to Life about HB 1058. [A] diagnosis of disability can elicit traumatic