Category Archives: Health Care

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

Benjamin Harper with his brother Jackson

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,

Praying for Jamerian Bennett

By Right to Life of Michigan Jamerian Bennett is a tough 9-year-old child fighting for his life at University of Michigan’s Mott Children’s Hospital. His mother, Brandee, is asking for prayer in their effort to find the

Tell John McCain Not to Fight His Cancer?

By Nancy Valko Arthur Caplan, Ph.D. is an influential ethicist who recently wrote a Medscape (password protected) article titled “Don’t Tell John McCain to Fight his Cancer” after the news broke about Sen. McCain’s brain cancer and

What happens when medicine’s ethic becomes “we will save your life if we think it is worth saving”?

Wesley Smith

By Wesley J. Smith I can’t tell you how many times I have been called by desperate people fighting hospitals and doctors not to give up on their desperately ill or injured loved ones. Sometimes the cases

National Right to Life supports Better Care Reconciliation Act

Nation’s largest pro-life group urges Senate debate next week The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, supports H.R. 1628, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, and urges the Senate to vote to

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s baby: “a lesson in courage from a woman who wouldn’t take no for an answer”

By Dave Andrusko A tip of the cap to CNN for “How Rep. Herrera Beutler saved her baby,” a story that ran Monday. Ignore the lame context. CNN is running a series answering the question several women

Action Alert: Call your House Member to vote for H.R. 1628

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Federal Legislative Director The Department of Federal Legislation requests that you urge your members to call their Representative today and urge them to vote for H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of

Abortion is not HealthCare: the new Republican Health Care Plan

Pro-life House Speaker Paul Ryan Introduces American Health Care Act

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Director, NRLC Department of Medical Ethics Editor’s note. This appeared in the March digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please be sure to read the issue in its entirety and pass

Family celebrates successful separation of conjoined twin sisters

Eva and Erika McDonald after the surgery with their mother, Aida Sandoval

By Dave Andrusko Imagine being only two-years-old and undergoing surgery at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford, California, so complicated it stretched out a whopping 17 hours. That’s what it took to separate conjoined twins Eva and

Potentially fatal condition remedied in utero, California baby now home and healthy

Khae Saetern-Angeles and husband Bobby, with their son, Matthew (Photo: ABC10)

By Dave Andrusko It would be impossible to imagine the heartache experienced by Khae Saetern-Angeles and husband Bobby when they learned their unborn son had deadly amount of fluid in his chest. They had battled years of

NRLC Praises Selection of Rep. Tom Price as Secretary of Health & Human Services

Rep. Tom Price, M.D.

WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee is praising President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of U.S. Rep. Tom Price, M.D., (R-GA) to serve as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. “Dr. Tom Price will

Texas Futile Care Law Scorned by State AG

By Wesley J. Smith I have long believed that Texas’s futile care law is unconstitutional. Specifically, the law permits a hospital bioethics committee to kick a patient out of wanted life-sustaining treatment that is working–e.g., keeping the