Beaumont woman narrowly escapes death panel, family transports her by late-night ambulance to willing facility

By Texas Right to Life Donald Jones rescued his wife, Carolyn, from Memorial Hermann Southwest, racing to a different facility that is providing the conscious woman her desperately needed dialysis. Donald Jones escaped the clutches of the hospital committee with his beloved wife in a private ambulance funded by Texas Right to Life in the …

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Proposed changes to Medicare Part D can limit access to life-saving drugs, NRLC warns

By Dave Andrusko Almost single-handedly, over decades, NRLC has opposed “cost-cutting” measures that would likely have the effect of rationing care in general and/or limiting access to life-saving medication, in particular. Nowhere is that pressure to reduce costs today more intense than lowering the cost of prescription drugs. This is why NRLC has closely examined …

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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s Stellar Pro-life Record 

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director of Federal Legislation  Editor’s note. Pro-life Sen. Cindy Hyde–Smith (R-Miss.) was appointed to fill out the term of pro-life Sen. Thad Cochran, who resigned for health reasons. She will compete against pro-abortion Democrat Mike Espy November 27 in a run-off. Under Mississippi law if no candidate receives 50% of the vote, the top two …

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National Right to Life Applauds Announcement from Trump Administration Regarding Pro-Life Policies in Health Insurance

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued a proposed rule to require health plan issuers operating in state and federal healthcare exchanges to separately bill for any elective abortion coverage and to segregate any collected funds. In 2010, the passage of Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) did away with the longstanding …

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Why we should talk to comatose patients

By Nancy Valko As I have related before, back in the early 1970s when I was a new ICU nurse, I was teased for talking to comatose patients. I was even asked if I talked to my refrigerator. I explained that if hearing was truly the last sense to go, it made sense to talk …

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“Do no harm” medicine is fast becoming extinct

By Wesley J. Smith The Hippocratic Oath is dead. “Do no harm” medicine is fast becoming extinct. Contemporary health care is increasingly under the sway of a utilitarian bioethics that makes the elimination of suffering the prime directive—to the detriment of traditional standards of medical morality that deem all human life equally worthy of care …

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Myth meets Reality: End-of-Life Care Is Only 9 Percent of Health-Care Costs

By Wesley J. Smith There is a widely believed myth that the elderly and dying take up a huge amount of the overall health-care budget, and that, by empowering “death panels,” imposing rationing or “futile care” forced withdrawal of treatment, and legalizing assisted suicide, we could go far in reducing health-care expenditures, which take up …

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Political efforts of Texas “medical” lobby protects profits over patients

By Texas Right to Life The Texas Medical Association (TMA) PAC and the Texas Hospital Association (THA) PAC are political arms of the leaders of the Texas medical lobby, who are marred by prioritizing policies that protect profits rather than patients. TMA and THA routinely oppose any legislation that increases protections for the rights of …

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Vatican-backed hospital proposes charter of rights for incurable children

By Michael Cook The cases of Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard rang bells around the world, not just in England. From Italy comes a proposal (PDF in Italian), a Charter of Rights for Incurable Children, which will be promoted in the European Parliament and hospitals around the world. The sponsor is Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, …

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Parents refuse to abort ‘miracle’ child, now he’s a healthy six-year-old

By Fr. Mark Hodges TORONTO, CANADA– Medical experts insisted abortion was the only option for horribly deformed Kaito Kryvenchuk. A 17-week ultrasound revealed he had a massive tumor larger than his head, attached to his neck and jaw up to his ear. He literally looked like he had two heads. Not only was the benign …

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“Behold, I make all things new”: abortion clinic now a life-affirming general-purpose health clinic for the medically uninsured

By Dave Andrusko I’ve read other stories by the Washington Post’s Julie Zauzmer but to be honest I don’t recall anything particularly pro or con about Zauzmer who is a religion reporter for the Post. The first time I read her New Year’s Day story, “In Manassas, a closed abortion clinic made new,” I was …

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