“Always look up. For that’s where we find real strength”: RIP, Jaxon Buell

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This back at what appeared a year ago in NRL News Today remains one that people email about to this day. Once Brittany and I took our baby home, we stopped asking God to heal Jaxon, and we started thanking God for making him just the way he is. Now …

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New life inspires hope amidst the fear surrounding the Coronavirus

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The group of ladies joked that they should start their own reality show, based upon their attempts to get together through a Facebook Messenger video chat. They had gathered through the miracle of cyberspace for connection, positivity amidst the pandemic, and prayer. In fact, they have …

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Moral of the television drama about abortion? It is always the right time to do the right thing

By Dave Andrusko I did not see the March 22 episode of ABC’s The Good Doctor, so I am relying on Karen Townsend’s thoughtful and full overview. Please read her story, which we have reposted. I’d like to add just a couple of important additional considerations. The story centers around “The Good Doctor” —Dr. Shaun …

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On the anniversary of the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the message of “Horton Hears a Who” only grows sweeter and more relevant

By Dave Andrusko I should have known, but didn’t until last year, that March 2 is “Read Across America Day.” The date is no coincidence. It coincides with Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Theodor Seuss Geisel—“Dr. Seuss” —was born March 2, 1904. According to various biographies, after graduating in 1925 from Dartmouth College, Geisel sought a doctorate in …

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Seeing in a snowfall a reminder of the fragility of life

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. This appeared in the February edition of National Right to Life News. Please share with all your pro-life family and friends. Also send any comments to daveandrusko@gmail.com. Sometimes a crisp winter snowfall is a reminder of the fragility of life. During a recent snowstorm which shut down …

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A Birthday Kiss and a Hug and the importance of being there when it really count

By Dave Andrusko Tomorrow is my oldest daughter’s birthday. Emily turns 38 years old. Thirty-eight years ago the Washington, DC metropolitan area was digging out from under the 15 to 22 inches of snow dumped on us over the previous two days. It was dubbed “Megalopolitan Blizzard.” Today it’s 32 degrees and while cloudy, it’s …

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Will we see life-affirming ads on Super Bowl Sunday?

By Dave Andrusko The 55th annual Super Bowl is three days away. Over the years we’ve posted about ads that were subtly pro-life (which the bad guys complained about, of course) and/or which parodied pro-abortionists response to even the implication that giving birth is more than just exercising  “choice.” For example, there was the enormous …

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“Women hold the world in their womb”; sculpture reflects the beauty of human life

By Lisa Bourne The very beauty of human life is the key to prevailing over abortion, a renowned artist says, and he’s embarked upon a project to bring that foundational beauty home to everyone he can. “Beauty will save the world,” the famous maxim from a book by Russian novelist and philosopher Fyodor Dostoevsky, is …

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Daughter awakes after seven months in a coma, Mother had rejected calls to “pull the plug”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This latest in our series of what appeared a year ago in National Right to Life Today is representative of one of the most popular types of stories: parental courage in the face of strong physician negativity. It was September 2018 and Kertease Williams knew “something has taken over and …

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“If my words lead you to save your child’s life, I will also feel that you saved mine”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This repost of a story that appeared in NRL News Today exactly one year ago is as timeless as timeless can be. As an avowed opponent of abortion and firm believer in finding win-win solutions, I nonetheless understand the shrewdness of the incessant campaign to bolster abortion by enhancing its …

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Once a life begins, it should be protected, cherished, and nurtured

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation In his new book Renewing Our Hope, popular preacher Bishop Robert Barron makes note of the “outrageous statement” made in the 1992 U.S. Supreme Court ruling Planned Parenthood v. Casey. That statement, which will live in infamy, says, “At the heart of liberty is the right to define …

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