UK mom seeks penalties for violent offenders who cause the deaths of preborn children

By Anne Marie Williams, RN, BSN  United Kingdom resident Amie Upton, 34, was already a mother of two when she became pregnant with baby Florrie in 2020. Just 17 weeks into the pregnancy, an argument between Upton and her boyfriend Shaun Birchall, 28, turned violent when Birchall repeatedly rammed a baby stroller against her back …

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No Two Unborn Babies Behave Alike, Says Embryology Textbook

By Sarah Terzo Facts about unborn babies and their development have been known for many years. From a medical textbook from 1945: “Our own repeated observation of a large group of fetal infants. . . left us with no doubt that psychologically they were individuals. Just as no two looked alike, so no two behaved …

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Cultivating moral intuitions leads to an even deeper respect for unborn children and their mothers

By Dave Andrusko New York Times columnist David Brooks is no friend of ours or unborn babies. But occasionally he has insights very much worth pondering including today,  Good Friday. Brooks once wrote a column (yikes, I just looked back and discovered  it was almost ten years ago!) that ended with this: “Cultures [once] structured people’s …

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Both before and after their births, our children are precious lives belonging to God and redeemed by Him

By Marie K. MacPherson Editor’s note. This first appeared at Lutherans for Life and is reposted with permission. “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame …

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The sound of an unborn baby’s heartbeat can definitely turn a parent’s own heart in the direction of life

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation We talk early and often about the remarkable power of visuals to promote life. For instance, it is hard to argue against the humanity of a preborn child when you see the baby’s ultrasound image on social media.  In addition, still photos of an unborn child …

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Taking a “we-centered” approach to challenging pregnancies

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation In a recent discussion with friends, I heard one of my dearest confidants lament the fact that so many people are blinded by pro-abortion ideology. How can people stand for the “right” to abortion, when that policy results in the ending of a sacred life and, …

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Acorns and Oak trees: Rebutting the Flawed Logic of Abortion Advocates

By Bonnie Finnerty, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. This latest in our series of posts that appeared a year ago in NRL News Today is a perfect example of how to succinctly and authoritatively debunk erroneous  pro-abortion assertions. Good writing should illumine truth. That was my goal in writing a recent op-ed on …

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The genuine article: love for both mother and unborn child that can’t be faked, because it comes from the heart

By Dave Andrusko We are just two days away from the 48th anniversary of another day that will live in infamy: January 22, 1973, when Justice Harry Blackmun unloaded Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, two decisions which were as muddled in legal reasoning and historical analysis as they were sweeping in scope and …

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The preciousness of unborn life clear even to a preschooler

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It was one of those videos you hope will go viral, because of the beauty, truth, and goodness contained within it. A proud godfather shared with me a clip of his goddaughter, who is now pregnant. The camera showed a close-up of the woman’s clothed womb—with …

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Every single life is a miracle to be celebrated, and miracles never get old

By Bonnie Finnerty, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Miracles never get old. And we are on the verge of one.  A nine-month mystery will soon be revealed when we meet the grandchild we first learned about last spring. We know not the gender nor the size nor the eye color, all determined from the very …

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What if we realized “You are your baby’s first home …. Your baby’s first protector”?

By Dave Andrusko Can you imagine how different the fate of millions of unborn babies would be if moms and dads looked upon them not as a kind of disposable property but as someone whose fate is entirely in their hands and whom they have an obligation to do everything humanly possible to protect? In …

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