Category Archives: Health Care

World Medical Association updates Hippocratic Oath

Is the value of human life slowly being eroded? By Michael Cook A modern successor to the Hippocratic Oath has been approved by the World Medical Association. This is the first revision in a decade and reflects

Judge Right to Order Feeding of Anorexic Woman

A young woman parents listen during a hearing in front of Judge Paul Armstrong involving their 20-year-old daughter, an anorexic woman and her desire to stop eating. The judge ruled her parents were able to become her guardians and have her artificially fed against her wishes.

By Wesley J. Smith The primary purpose of society is to protect the lives of its citizens–even when they might not want their lives protected. That is why suicidal people can be involuntarily hospitalized for treatment–except for

When doctors gave up on Beatrice, her husband fought for her: “He saved my life”

By Texas Right to Life Pro-Life Texans have long known the danger of giving hospital administrators power over life and death decisions. Under the anti-Life Texas 10-Day-Law, countless vulnerable Texans have been denied life-sustaining treatment against their

Vote Possible Next Week on Pro-Life Graham-Cassidy-Heller Health Care Bill

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Director, Federal Legislation According to a spokeswoman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this afternoon, “It is the leader’s intention to consider Graham-Cassidy-Heller on the floor next week.” Time is running short as

Defying prognosis, Canadian man wakes from coma and returns home

Don Brunelle waves to family and friends as he arrives at his Olive Road home in Windsor on Aug. 25, 2017 after spending three months in hospital following a car crash. NICK BRANCACCIO/WINDSOR STAR

Doctors did not expect him to survive car crash at 124 MPH By Dave Andrusko When a friend who was driving the car Don Brunelle was a passenger in plowed his brand new Corvette into a cement

Minnesota Sen. Klobuchar wrongly claims most women seek health care at Planned Parenthood

Pro-abortion Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-Mn.)

Wildly inaccurate statement prompts response “Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s statement that ‘a great majority of women in this country get their health care’ from Planned Parenthood is demonstrably false,” said Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) Executive Director

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 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” —

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

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