“A Thing I’ll Never Understand”: the tragedy of an unborn life cut short

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This ran previously, but as it happens, I am re-watching the entire “Longmire” series beginning with the first episode before Netflix decides to cease streaming a series it stopping producing original programming for several years back. I will never forget this episode. When an actress plays a woman on a …

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Celebrating the beauty of unborn life enrages pro-abortionists

By Dave Andrusko Tip of the hat to Micaiah Bilger for alerting us to the wonderful news about Ellen Fisher, who is pregnant with her third child, but also, alas, to the predictably vitriolic, anti-life response to anyone who is in awe of the magnificent complexity and uniqueness of unborn children. What started the “controversy” …

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Appearance doesn’t determine whether human beings have human rights

By Paul Stark, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Editor’s note. This appears in the current digital edition of National Right to Life News. I trust you are reading it cover to over and passing it along to pro-life family and friends. Ultrasound technology provides a powerful visual witness to the humanity of babies in the …

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The ultimate of the “least among us,” the unborn child

By Dave Andrusko As I wrote my children this morning, we are only three days away from Thanksgiving, two days away from the arrival of my wife’s siblings, and one day away from when I pick up my middle brother from the airport. Before you know it, we will in the Christmas season full bore. …

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Doctor’s explanation of disability risks in unborn children can be misleading, author says

By Sarah Terzo In a previous article, I spoke about the pressure that doctors often put on the parents of unborn babies diagnosed with a disability to abort. One study cited in that article found that: … [d]espite the shock and grief they may experience upon hearing the news of a fetal anomaly, the pregnant …

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The Nilsson photo—“The Fetus, 18 weeks”—is “one of the 20th century’s great photographs”

By Dave Andrusko It’s been almost three years since the passing of photojournalist extraordinaire Lennart Nilsson. To get ahead of myself, one of his iconic works (no lesser term will suffice)—“Fetus, 18 weeks”– is getting a well-deserved second look as “one of the 20th century’s great photographs,” to quote Charlotte Jansen, writing for the British …

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USCCB Pro-Life Chairman Urges Congress to Support Dignity for Aborted Children Act Legislation calls for dignified treatment of human remains

WASHINGTON – On October 31, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Pro-Life Activities sent a letter to Members of Congress supporting S. 2590 and HR 4934, the Dignity for Aborted Children Act. In the letter, Archbishop Naumann cited the recent discovery of careless retention …

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Doctors chose not to save 21-week twins, potentially old enough to survive outside the womb

By Nancy Flanders Just 11 days after celebrating their preborn twins at their baby shower, Sonia Homeak Charbonneau and her husband Roy Homeak faced the devastating loss of their babies to premature birth at 21 weeks gestation. They want their stories to be heard in the hope that hospitals will consider providing medical assistance to …

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An Amazing Video of a Living, First Trimester Unborn Baby

By Nancy Valko Recently, I saw an amazing in a post on the Nurses&Midwives4Life Ireland Facebook page showing a living, first trimester baby on a surgical field. The baby was moving its’ tiny head and limbs remarkably like a newborn baby. The image was both beautiful and heartbreaking since this little one could not survive. …

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High Court in Belfast rules Northern Ireland breaches human rights by protecting unborn babies

By Dave Andrusko Alas, you could see this one coming. “The High Court in Northern Ireland ruled Thursday that its abortion legislation breaches the United Kingdom’s human rights commitments,” CBS News reported. Sarah Ewart’s challenge was heard by Justice Keegan. In 2013, Ewart, a woman from Northern Ireland, “travelled to England for an abortion after …

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Pro-Life Message on ‘This Is Us:’ Unplanned Pregnancy ‘Saved Me’

By Elise Ehrhard NBC’s emotional hit drama This is Us has pushed left-wing political agendas in the past, but its season premiere episode “Strangers” on Tuesday, September 24, portrayed a surprisingly pro-life message. This Is Us is one of the rare television dramas to portray positive and inspiring male role models. A positive image of …

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