West Virginia Legislature Passes the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act


WASHINGTON – By a vote of 29-5, the West Virginia state Senate today gave final approval to HB 2568, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – a bill that protects unborn children from violent abortions after the point at which

Missouri man charged with four murders, including murder of unborn baby

Casey Maples, who was 7-8 weeks pregnant when she and her baby were murdered

By Dave Andrusko Unfortunately, we have two posts today about murders whose brutality almost defies belief. Authorities charged Brian D. Williams of Missouri Tuesday with four counts of murder in the deaths of three adults and an unborn baby. The

NRLC testifies in Idaho legislative committee over dangers of “web-cam abortions”

Randall K. O'Bannon, Ph.D.

  By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. Editor’s note. On Tuesday, we posted a story headlined, “Idaho House committee votes 13-4 in favor of law to curb web-cam abortions” As we noted in the opening sentence, NRLC’s Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon,

Pro-Life Doctor Succeeds in Reversing Abortion Pill


By Andrew Bair Advancements in science and medical technology have proven to be great gifts to the pro-life movement time and time again. Doctors are able to routinely deliver premature babies at earlier and earlier stages of development. Innovations in

Arkansas Governor Hutchinson signs bill banning webcam abortions

Arkansas State Sen. Missy Irvin

By Dave Andrusko Earlier this afternoon, Arkansas became the latest state to require that abortionists be in the same room as the pregnant woman when she receives chemical abortifacients. So-called webcam abortions are premised around just the opposite. The abortionist

Babies “serenaded” in the womb have more developed language centers

Babies played recordings of their mother's voice while they were in the womb were born with a  more developed auditory cortex - the brain's language-processing center.

By Dave Andrusko What’s more fun than the latest example of how much the unborn child can learn? The latest news is courtesy of Ben Spencer, science reporter for The Daily Mail newspaper, based on an ingenious study by researchers

Supporters of Dismemberment Abortions invent (mis)labels and fables about noble abortionists


By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Now that legislation is moving in three states to ban dismemberment abortions–the barbaric tearing apart of unborn children–opponents are mislabeling and misrepresenting the bill and creating a fable about noble abortionists. It

Oliver Sacks: choosing to live his last few months “in the richest, deepest, most productive way I can”

Prof. Oliver Sacks

By Dave Andrusko You may not know who Oliver Sacks is, but you may well be familiar with some of his work. He is a professor of neurology at the New York University School of Medicine and a prolific author.

“Mom, I’m Pregnant”


Editor’s note. On Monday we posted a story about a woman who wrote she was “happy” that she had aborted at age 19. We titled it “Abortion one of her ‘best decisions’? Read more carefully” [http://nrlc.cc/1DQp6H]. And clearly one of

Columnist: Euthanasia =“Natural Death”

Guardian columnist Tim Lott

By Wesley J. Smith Sometimes, all I can do is I scratch my head. A Guardian columnist named Tim Lott supports the willingness of Dutch doctors to kill patients “tired of life” as proof they believe in natural death. From

Texas man faces capital murder charges in deaths of teenager and her unborn daughter

Dawanna Thomas

By Dave Andrusko Dawanna Thomas, a Texas teenager, had just learned she was having a baby girl. Days later firefighters discovered her burned body at the center of an arson fire. Courtney Velasquez, her 19-year-old boyfriend, faces capital murder charges

Anthropologist: giving birth to disabled children is a “crime against humanity” – abort instead

Ashley Montagu

By Sarah Terzo When the fight to legalize abortion was just beginning in the late 1960s, some in the academic community supported legal abortion because they felt that abortion could prevent the birth of children with disabilities. Disabled people’s lives,