By Michael Cook “Be good for goodness’ sake” is not only the secret of piling up presents from Santa Claus under the Christmas tree, but the secret of mental and physical health. At least, that’s the message sent by Harvard researchers in a recent article in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. They report that …Continue reading "Be good for goodness’ sake"
WASHINGTON— Today, Republican Study Committee (RSC) Member and House Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers, RSC Chairman Jim Banks, and RSC Member and Doctors’ Caucus Chairman Brad Wenstrup introduced “The Protecting Health Care for All Patients Act,” important legislation that would expand access to life saving cures and prevent discrimination against Americans with …Continue reading "Republican Study Committee Members Introduce Bill to Ban QALY Metrics from Federal Healthcare Programs"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This story first ran back in May 2020. It has even greater relevance today now that Ezekiel Emanuel—who has been advising Joe Biden during the campaign–was just named to Biden’s new COVID advisory task force. He is most famous for a 2014 story he wrote for The Atlantic where he …Continue reading "Ezekiel Emanuel Wants to Control Your Health Care"
By Wesley J. Smith The news that Pfizer’s vaccine is 90 percent effective has rocked the world. The company will be applying for an emergency FDA approval. From the Wall Street Journal story: A vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc., PFE0.03% and partner BioNTech SE proved better than expected at protecting people from Covid-19 in a …Continue reading "Pfizer COVID Vaccine Not Created with Fetal Cells"
By Nancy Flanders A baby boy given a 10% chance of survival underwent an innovative surgical procedure that saved his life — while he was still attached to the placenta. Maverick Mashburn had a mass in his right lung that doctors discovered was putting pressure on his esophagus, preventing him from properly processing amniotic fluid and …Continue reading "Doctors use innovative surgery to successfully remove tumor from preborn baby’s lung"
By Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. WASHINGTON, D.C. June 19 (C-Fam) The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its guidance on essential medical services during the COVID-19 pandemic, explicitly including abortion to the full extent allowed by law. It also encouraged the expansion of remote or telemedicine distribution of abortion drugs and attention to drug inventory to …Continue reading "WHO Urges Telemedicine and Do-it-Yourself Abortions During COVID Pandemic"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The Coronavirus pandemic has tested our health care system as never before. But amid the tremendous challenge, health care providers have responded with innovation and grace. Among the tools they have been using during the global health care crisis is telemedicine. Telemedicine, or Telehealth, involves the …Continue reading "Bringing medical progress to a halt to placate the Abortion Industry"
By Wesley J. Smith If Joe Biden is elected president in November, oncologist and bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel, the former vice president’s chief campaign health-care adviser, will almost certainly control the new administration’s health policies, perhaps even as secretary of health and human services. That is bad news. Emanuel was a prime architect of the Affordable Care …Continue reading "Ezekiel Emanuel Wants to Control Your Health Care"
By Katie Franklin Rebekah Hagan was just 17 years old when she checked into her first prenatal appointment. While consulting with the nurse, Hagan explained, “This wasn’t supposed to happen…” referring to her unexpected pregnancy. The nurse’s simple reply was striking for its kindness. “Wouldn’t it be boring if we all had the same story…if …Continue reading "“Thank God for pro-life health care professionals!” – One nurse’s kindness saved a mama and her baby from abortion"
By Texas Right to Life Doctors in New Jersey are treating a 49-year-old man in critical condition from COVID-19 with an unlikely substance: cells from a placenta. NJ.com reports that the experimental treatment is underway at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck. Drs. Ravit Barkama and Thomas Birch explained to the news outlet that they hope …Continue reading "Doctors use placenta cells in experimental treatment for COVID-19"
By Jennifer Popik, J.D. Director of Federal Legislation Editor’s note: Below are excerpts from a letter sent by officials of National Right to Life to President Trump, HHS Secretary Azar, and OCR Director Roger Severino. Please alert your state and federal public officials. Dear Mr. President, On behalf of the National Right to Life Committee, …Continue reading "Help Stop Healthcare Discrimination Against Seniors and People with Disabilities"
By Wesley J. Smith In a world of bioethicists who primarily eschew the sanctity/equality of life ethic, Fordham University’s Charles Camosy is a refreshing ethicist worthy of the title. Of late, he has been warning against the dangers of the quality of life ethic that so many of his peers promote. Most visibly, he recently appeared on Tucker Carlson’s interview …Continue reading "No to ‘Quality of Life’ Coronavirus Health-care Rationing"