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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Thanks to pro-lifers, closed abortion facility becomes free medical clinic

By Cassy Fiano Two years ago, Amethyst Women’s Center in Virginia closed after being open for over 20 years. Why it closed is not clear, but what is known is that the abortion facility had racked up 48 pages of health violations. The facility was frequently kept in filthy condition, including soiled linens and recliners …

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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 changes in the climate of medical ethics. The current declaration is still a noble attempt to affirm that …

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Judge Right to Order Feeding of Anorexic Woman

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 the terminally ill in five states, which is a terrible abandonment and statement of inequality. So too, people …

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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 written or spoken wishes or the wishes of their medical surrogate. Patients like Chris Dunn have been denied their …

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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 Republicans have about 10 days left to use their 2017 budget reconciliation bill as a vehicle to undo …

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Defying prognosis, Canadian man wakes from coma and returns home

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 hydro pole at 124 MPH, the 64-year-old Brunelle “suffered a broken sternum; broken ribs; broken vertebrae; a lacerated …

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

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 Scott Fischbach. Sen. Klobuchar made the claim in a Daily Show television interview this week and posted the …

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What happens when medicine’s ethic becomes “we will save your life if we think it is worth saving”?

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” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last ten months. I can’t tell …

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Doctors recommended abortion, but rare spinal surgery in womb saved baby Benjamin’s life

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, permanently damaging his brain, internal organs, and joints. Plus, the little guy had a malformed cerebellum where balance …

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