A new Swiss group caters for Dutch who are not eligible for euthanasia

By Michael Cook     You might think that the Dutch, who live in a country where euthanasia is legal, would have no need for the schemes of Dr. Philip Nitschke, Australia’s rogue right-to-die campaigner. You would be wrong. The Dutch magazine Trouw profiled an 87-year-old man, Kees Kentie, who went to Switzerland to die with the help of a …

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A blueprint for how we move forward to build a culture that values life and respects mothers and their children

By NRLC President Carol Tobias Editor’s note. This Introduction begins NRLC’s 8th annual “The State of Abortion in the United States” report released last Thursday. Elsewhere today, we’ll offer an overview of this invaluable resource. Over five decades ago, a movement began to take shape. Doctors and teachers, lawyers and homemakers, men and women of …

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“It is a scandal to have a president who proudly professes to be a devout Catholic and at the same time has, in essence, pledged to be the most pro-abortion president in our history”—Archbishop Joseph Naumann

By Dave Andrusko Last week we reposted excerpts from a letter sent to the newly inaugurated pro-abortion President Joe Biden from Archbishop  José Gomez in which the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offered his prayers to Mr. Biden and his family but also offered a reminder “that our new President has pledged …

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On Roe’s 48th anniversary, bill to protect abortion survivors becomes law in Kentucky

By Dave Andrusko Facing the certainty that this veto would be overridden, pro-abortion Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear allowed a bill requiring equal medical treatment for babies who survive abortions to become law.  “I’m disappointed he didn’t sign it [SB 9], but I’m grateful he didn’t veto it,” said the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Whitney Westerfield. “I’ll …

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Full 5th Circuit hears arguments on Texas law barring the dismemberment of living unborn babies

By Dave Andrusko Back in December we updated our readers on the decision by the full 5th Circuit to rehear a decision by a divided three-judge panel striking down Texas’s ban on the dismemberment of living unborn babies. Last Thursday, according to reporter Isaiah Mitchell, “the judges convened in a video conference to hear arguments from …

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An invaluable guide for pro-lifers: “The State of Abortion in the United States, 2021”

By Dave Andrusko In the pell-mell of the inauguration of pro-abortion President Joe Biden and the 48th anniversary of the ugly Roe v. Wade decision, it’s critically important that NRLC’s annual “The State of Abortion in the United States, 2021” receive its due consideration. This is the eighth edition of what is—and this is not …

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LA Times columnist calls for the expansion of assisted suicide to include people with Alzheimer’s in California

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Nicholas Goldberg, who is a columnist with the LA Times, wrote a column last year calling for the expansion of California’s assisted suicide law to include people Alzheimer’s. Isn’t assisted suicide about “autonomous” “free choice” decisions that are made by people who are able to “consent”? Well, other than …

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“Factcheckers” can’t be bothered looking for Biden’s false claims

By Dave Andrusko Over the four years of President Trump’s administration, we would frequently repost stories from Newsbusters, documenting the absurdly biased manner in which the Washington Post’s “Fact Checker” would move heaven and earth to find more of President Trump’s “false claims.” Over the weekend, Newsbusters’ Tim Graham, drawing on a story in The …

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Teen abandoned as baby in China advocates for safe haven baby boxes

By Laura Nicole  Safe Haven baby boxes have already saved countless lives, and Isabella Lamkin, a teenager from Louisville, Kentucky, wants to make sure they save lives in her state.  These baby boxes are especially dear to Isabella’s heart, as she herself was abandoned as an infant in China. “This organization is important to me, because …

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Why do euthanasia rates vary seven-fold across the Netherlands?

By Michael Cook There is a seven-fold unexplained variation in rates of euthanasia across The Netherlands, reveals an analysis of health insurance claims data, published online in the journal BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. It’s not clear if these differences relate to underuse, overuse, or even misuse, say the researchers. Official data show that the …

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Re-establishing the right to life regardless of sex, age, disability or condition of dependency, is the human rights issue of our time

Editor’s note. This year’s March for Life will take place this Friday and except for a handful of pro-life leaders assembling in Washington, D.C., the March will be virtual. As we look back at what appeared in National Right to Life News Today a year ago, what could be more timely or inspiring than encouraging …

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Woman calls her aborted baby a “magical little being”

By Sarah Terzo A woman named Isa who had an abortion by pill said: “It’s not a heartless decision at all. Some people say it’s just cells — it’s still definitely a magical little being.” The article about Isa says: “Isa said she had ‘baby fever’ up until the time she would have given birth. …

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