By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. Over the last few months there’s been, if not a surge, at least an uptick in commentary over the possibility of an artificial womb. Dr. O’Bannon wrote about this previously and it seemed a good time to provide readers a second chance …Continue reading "New Artificial Womb Technology unsettling to Abortion Advocates"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research 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 …Continue reading "Abortion Advocates Wary of New Artificial Womb Technology"
By Texas Right to Life Ruby Eekoff nearly became a tragic statistic. Thanks to a simple smartphone app, she is a happy and healthy baby settling into Life with parents Jeremy and Emily and older brother, Liam. The family appeared on Good Morning America to share Ruby’s amazing birth story. Emily downloaded the free app Count …Continue reading "Saved by an app: how new technology led to baby Ruby’s life-saving early delivery"
By Dave Andrusko Nothing but nothing more upsets the anti-life set than when we cut through the disinformation, bogus analogies, and rhetorical fog to get to the truth: that is no “clump of cells” whose life is being ended in an abortion but a flesh-and-blood, developing human being. Our Movement is nothing if not creative …Continue reading "Technology has become instrumental in the fight to protect unborn babies"
By Dave Andrusko Before you even finish the first paragraph of this story, click on the link below or go directly to youtube.com/watch?v=OPT9ntaD-50. Words like “astonishing” and “breathtaking” instantly come to mind. Using (here’s one of those words again) a revolutionary MRI technique, a London-based team of medics is allowing parents to see their unborn …Continue reading "Amazing new MRI technology allows parents to see active unborn babies in exquisite detail"
Despite their terrible disability, they are satisfied with life By Michael Cook The craze for Marvel superheroes encourages us to think that just being human is too easy. We need to exceed the limitations of our frail bodies by adding superpowers – breathing underwater, eternal youth, colossal strength, regeneration, flying, spinning spider webs, and so …Continue reading "The astonishing witness of totally “locked-in” patients"
By Dave Andrusko Of all the hundreds of stories we have written over the decades about patients with devastating brain injuries, this could be by far, the most amazing. ‘Locked-in syndrome’ is a rare neurological disorder characterized by complete paralysis of voluntary muscles in all parts of the body except for those that control up …Continue reading "Ingenious device allow researchers to “read the minds” of complete locked-in syndrome patients who say they are happy"
By David Prentice, Ph.D. Does science trump ethics? Do the ends justify the means? Should some trafficking in human body parts be countenanced in society, because of potential or speculative cures? These are the questions raised in regards to the issue of fetal tissue research, in particular using fetal tissue obtained from induced abortion. It’s …Continue reading "Science or Ethics?"
By Kristi Burton Brown At the Sochi Olympics, hockey player T.J. Oshie was arguably the USA’s biggest star. Scoring the game-winning goal against host country Russia, Oshie made his country proud. When he was called a hero, Oshie became even more beloved with his humble reply: The American heroes are wearing camo. That’s not …Continue reading "Olympic star opens up about his miracle baby"
By John Jalsevac May 23, 2013 – Six weeks earlier April and Bryan Gionfriddo had proudly brought their newborn son, Kaiba, home from the hospital. To all appearances he was a perfectly healthy baby boy. But then one night, while at dinner at a restaurant, Kaida suddenly stopped breathing and turned blue. Bryan placed his …Continue reading "Doctors save life of 3-month old by 3-D ‘printing’ splint for collapsed trachea"
By Lisa Hendey Editor’s note. This appeared Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, on the blog of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. As we mark the dismal occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, my techy mind can’t help but ponder the changes the world has gone …Continue reading "The Pro-Life Movement: Illuminated by Technology"