Pro-abortion propaganda skews reasons for maternity care deserts

By Joel Webb Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this guest post are solely those of the guest author.  In a recent article from the Michigan Independent, author Rebekah Sager does an excellent job of covering the growing fact that almost 20% of the counties of Michigan are facing a shortage when it comes to maternity care. This number …

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Bioethics Journal Article: Pregnancy Equivalent to Catching the Measles

By Wesley J. Smith The Journal of Medical Ethics is one of the preeminent bioethics journals in the world. So, when an article appears in the publication that is subversive to human decency and basic morality, notice needs to be taken. “Is pregnancy a disease?” the article’s title asks. Why yes, yes, it is, the authors answer. …

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With a straight face, two bioethicists say we should treat pregnancy as a disease

By Michael Cook Is pregnancy a disease? With some bioethicists arguing that the continuance of the human species is not worth the candle or that the foetus is an invasive foreign body, it’s inevitable that someone would argue that gestating new humans is a disease. In an open access article in the Journal of Medical Ethics, two …

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An Open Letter to a Pregnant Woman Who is Struggling

The little one inside of you is a gift By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The positive pregnancy test took you by surprise. You hoped to be pregnant someday, but not today. Definitely not today. Thoughts swirl through your mind. Why is this happening right now—when so much in life, and in …

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May men follow the example of Joseph and assist pregnant women in their time of need.  

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” The quote has been attributed to British statesman Winston Churchill, and it seems so fitting today, decades after the English leader first uttered it. I found myself in a reflective yuletide mood recently after watching …

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There are many, many instances where a pregnancy seems terribly ill-timed

I’ve written about women who become pregnant later-in some cases, much later in life, many times. I particularly recall one, “I’m What? Accidentally pregnant at 42, I faced the hardest decision of my life,” a deeply personal reflection that appeared at parenting.com. Read the whole story.

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Facing the pressures and fears of being unexpectedly pregnant later in life when you’re sure your family is “complete”

By Dave Andrusko Our pastor of almost 20 years retired in May. But we keep in touch by email while he makes his peace with having a lot of free time when just a few months ago he had none! It’s hardly the same thing, I readily admit, but what about women who find themselves …

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The Road Not Taken–or Even Mentioned

By Bonnie Finnerty Editor’s note. November is National Adoption Month. All this month we have posted new and reposted old stories. Hope you’ve been enjoying them. My body is not their property. So said Madi, a 21-year-old college senior who was 13 weeks pregnant.  Featured in an ABC News story, Madi flew to Mississippi’s lone abortion facility, …

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Elon Musk’s ‘accidental pregnancy’ tweet elicits powerful responses from moms

By Nancy Flanders  Elon Musk recently sent out a tweet on X discussing the false notion that an unplanned pregnancy is the worst thing that could happen to a woman. The responses confirmed that many women who thought having a baby would destroy their lives actually experienced the opposite. “Women in the West have been taught that an …

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Facing the pressures and fears of being unexpectedly pregnant later in life

By Dave Andrusko I’d like to share some wonderful news about the daughter of one of the members of the Adult Sunday school class I lead. Her daughter was older, at the edge of the 15-44 age group that accounts for virtually all pregnancies. Everyone was worried sick there could be complications. Thankfully, there were …

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When unexpectedly pregnant, it is a testament to the strength and courage of a pregnant woman who honors life

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation My wife and I will be gone on vacation this week. I’m putting up 5 or 6 previously run stories each day and maybe one or two new stories. See you in a week. Dave Andrusko, Editor, National Right to Life News Today She was a medical …

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The weight of Unplanned Pregnancy is indescribable

But I found small pieces of strength to hang on to Editor’s note. This appeared on Right to Life of Michigan’s “Real Life Stories” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you to Annabel Karsten for sharing her testimony with us, which she originally shared at her church. Hi, my name is Annabel, and after I heard that this week was …

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