Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s baby: “a lesson in courage from a woman who wouldn’t take no for an answer”

By Dave Andrusko A tip of the cap to CNN for “How Rep. Herrera Beutler saved her baby,” a story that ran Monday. Ignore the lame context. CNN is running a series answering the question several women discussed over lunch in early 2017: “what Hillary Clinton’s loss meant for women.” Their answer is, “Women are …

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Action Alert: Call your House Member to vote for H.R. 1628

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Federal Legislative Director The Department of Federal Legislation requests that you urge your members to call their Representative today and urge them to vote for H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017. This should be a TOP priority as the bill is likely to come up for a vote …

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Abortion is not HealthCare: the new Republican Health Care Plan

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Director, NRLC Department of Medical Ethics Editor’s note. This appeared in the March digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please be sure to read the issue in its entirety and pass stories along to your pro-life friends and family. Since its very inception, NRLC’s organizational mission has been to …

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Family celebrates successful separation of conjoined twin sisters

By Dave Andrusko Imagine being only two-years-old and undergoing surgery at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford, California, so complicated it stretched out a whopping 17 hours. That’s what it took to separate conjoined twins Eva and Erika McDonald. On Wednesday, the hospital released a video of the twins who were separated a week ago …

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Potentially fatal condition remedied in utero, California baby now home and healthy

By Dave Andrusko It would be impossible to imagine the heartache experienced by Khae Saetern-Angeles and husband Bobby when they learned their unborn son had deadly amount of fluid in his chest. They had battled years of infertility, according to Monica Jacquez of ABC 10, and in the last three years had already lost two …

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NRLC Praises Selection of Rep. Tom Price as Secretary of Health & Human Services

WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee is praising President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of U.S. Rep. Tom Price, M.D., (R-GA) to serve as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. “Dr. Tom Price will bring to the Department of Health and Human Services a strong record in defense of innocent human life,” …

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Texas Futile Care Law Scorned by State AG

By Wesley J. Smith I have long believed that Texas’s futile care law is unconstitutional. Specifically, the law permits a hospital bioethics committee to kick a patient out of wanted life-sustaining treatment that is working–e.g., keeping the patient alive–based on the subjective values of doctors and the members of the hospital administration-appointed committee. A lawsuit …

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Indiana Nonprofit Merger Latest in Ongoing Trend to meet needs of pregnant women in crisis and afterwards

By Jay Hobbs Two Christian nonprofits are joining forces in Evansville, Indiana, combining two long-standing efforts to reach women and families in need, according to a local report. In the merger, Evansville Christian Life Center is accomplishing its goal of adding a wider range of medical services to its existing suite of free STI testing, …

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Indiana Nonprofit Merger Latest in Ongoing Trend to meet needs of pregnant women in crisis and afterwards

By Jay Hobbs Two Christian nonprofits are joining forces in Evansville, Indiana, combining two long-standing efforts to reach women and families in need, according to a local report. In the merger, Evansville Christian Life Center is accomplishing its goal of adding a wider range of medical services to its existing suite of free STI testing, …

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AMA Playing “Hide the Ball” with Futile Care Rule?

By Wesley J. Smith Futile care” is ad hoc health care rationing. It permits a doctor to refuse wanted life-sustaining treatment that is working, based on the values of the MD that keeping the patient alive is not the “medically appropriate” approach. The term “medically appropriate” in such cases is a misnomer. The “refuse wanted …

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Rep. Cole Calls on CEO of CNCS to immediately end HealthCorps Grant Funding

Editor’s note. This comes from the office of Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) Washington, DC – Congressman Tom Cole, chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, sent a letter to Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), in response to troubling findings …

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