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"
Editor’s note. This appeared at Right to Life of Michigan’s “Real Life Stories” series. “One day it just hit me that they are dead serious about taking over the healthcare system.” That was the thought that inspired Mark Blocher to begin his latest venture, a nonprofit prolife clinic offering direct primary healthcare. Mark has had …Continue reading "21st Century Prolife Healthcare"
By Dave Andrusko “I did not know how I felt about the pregnancy until I was told I should not continue my pregnancy,” Jade Devis said. “That is when something rose up inside of me — I wanted to keep my baby because I would not allow a stranger to tell me my child’s fate.” …Continue reading "Miracle baby born even though his mother went through several rounds of chemo to fight rare breast cancer"
By Jennifer Popik, JD Editor’s note. Jennifer Popik is NRLC’s Federal Legislative Director. This first appeared in the Western Journal. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has released her sweeping plan to address the cost of prescription drugs. Notably, the plan includes not only burdensome taxes on prescription drugs but also draconian provisions to permit so-called …Continue reading "Pelosi’s Drug Plan Will Cost American Lives"
By Wesley J. Smith I have been following — and criticizing — the bioethics movement for more than twenty years. As I see it, the mainstream view seeks to instill a utilitarianist philosophy on both the ethics of medicine and the public policies of health care, including where “common morality” — as the views of …Continue reading "Bioethics Intends to Destroy Catholic Healthcare"