Category Archives: Health Care

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s Stellar Pro-life Record 

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Director of Federal Legislation  Editor’s note. Pro-life Sen. Cindy Hyde–Smith (R-Miss.) was appointed to fill out the term of pro-life Sen. Thad Cochran, who resigned for health reasons. She will compete against pro-abortion Democrat Mike Espy November

National Right to Life Applauds Announcement from Trump Administration Regarding Pro-Life Policies in Health Insurance

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued a proposed rule to require health plan issuers operating in state and federal healthcare exchanges to separately bill for any elective abortion coverage and to

Why we should talk to comatose patients

By Nancy Valko As I have related before, back in the early 1970s when I was a new ICU nurse, I was teased for talking to comatose patients. I was even asked if I talked to my

“Do no harm” medicine is fast becoming extinct

By Wesley J. Smith The Hippocratic Oath is dead. “Do no harm” medicine is fast becoming extinct. Contemporary health care is increasingly under the sway of a utilitarian bioethics that makes the elimination of suffering the prime

Myth meets Reality: End-of-Life Care Is Only 9 Percent of Health-Care Costs

By Wesley J. Smith There is a widely believed myth that the elderly and dying take up a huge amount of the overall health-care budget, and that, by empowering “death panels,” imposing rationing or “futile care” forced

Political efforts of Texas “medical” lobby protects profits over patients

By Texas Right to Life The Texas Medical Association (TMA) PAC and the Texas Hospital Association (THA) PAC are political arms of the leaders of the Texas medical lobby, who are marred by prioritizing policies that protect

Vatican-backed hospital proposes charter of rights for incurable children

By Michael Cook The cases of Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard rang bells around the world, not just in England. From Italy comes a proposal (PDF in Italian), a Charter of Rights for Incurable Children, which will

Parents refuse to abort ‘miracle’ child, now he’s a healthy six-year-old

By Fr. Mark Hodges TORONTO, CANADA– Medical experts insisted abortion was the only option for horribly deformed Kaito Kryvenchuk. A 17-week ultrasound revealed he had a massive tumor larger than his head, attached to his neck and

“Behold, I make all things new”: abortion clinic now a life-affirming general-purpose health clinic for the medically uninsured

By Dave Andrusko I’ve read other stories by the Washington Post’s Julie Zauzmer but to be honest I don’t recall anything particularly pro or con about Zauzmer who is a religion reporter for the Post. The first

Thanks to pro-lifers, closed abortion facility becomes free medical clinic

By Cassy Fiano Two years ago, Amethyst Women’s Center in Virginia closed after being open for over 20 years. Why it closed is not clear, but what is known is that the abortion facility had racked up

World Medical Association updates Hippocratic Oath

Is the value of human life slowly being eroded? By Michael Cook A modern successor to the Hippocratic Oath has been approved by the World Medical Association. This is the first revision in a decade and reflects

Judge Right to Order Feeding of Anorexic Woman

By Wesley J. Smith The primary purpose of society is to protect the lives of its citizens–even when they might not want their lives protected. That is why suicidal people can be involuntarily hospitalized for treatment–except for