The amazing pro-life legacy of John Noonan

By Dave Andrusko Judge John Noonan passed away on April 17, 2017. His pro-life impact is close to impossible to exaggerate. But why am I writing about someone who richly described the description of Renaissance man now? Well because pro-abortion author Garry Wills, in falsely arguing (yet again!) that the Catholic Church was late to …

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Five highlights from NRLC’s and Louisiana’s brief to the Supreme Court in the Mississippi case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

By Dave Andrusko Today’s exceptionally helpful lead story is an announcement from National Right to Life that along with Louisiana Right to Life, NRLC has filed a brief with the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. At issue is Mississippi’s ban, enacted in 2018, on abortions after15 weeks of pregnancy with very …

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What is the difference between a baby who is born prematurely and a baby fighting for life after a botched abortion? One is rushed to the NICU, the other is completely ignored.

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It was one of those Facebook posts which breaks your heart. A young mother who had just given birth to twins found out that one of her newborn baby boys was in medical trouble.  He was flown to a distant children’s hospital where he could receive …

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Dr. Michael R. Harrison on ultrasound, unborn babies, and stripping away the veil of mystery

By Sarah Terzo Physician Michael R. Harrison said of ultrasound: “It was not until the last half of this century that the prying eye of the ultrasound (that is, ultrasound visualization) rendered the once opaque womb transparent, stripping the veil of mystery from the dark inner sanctum, and letting the light of scientific observation fall on the …

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Netherlands euthanasia 1: the fundamentalists

By Michael Cook  Foreign observers might have the impression that it is always open season for euthanasia in the Netherlands. Not so. While the guidelines are elastic and subject to interpretation, they do exist and people violating them risk prosecution. This story on euthanasia in the Netherlands illustrates this. A pillar of Dutch policy is …

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NPR omits discussion of preborn child’s humanity from print version of story on pregnancy loss

By Anne Marie Williams, RN, BSN  A recent NPR [National Public Radio] Life Kit article, “What to Do if You – or Someone You Love – Is Going Through Pregnancy Loss”,” touched on some key points of the grieving process after miscarriage and stillbirth while glossing over or failing to mention others. Interestingly, some of …

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MSNBC Regular Mystal: Pro-Lifers Treat Women ‘Like Incubators With Mouthparts’

By Mark Finkelstein On a recent Tiffany Cross’s MSNBC show, in a segment on abortion and Mississippi’s effort to overturn Roe v. Wade, MSNBC regular Elie Mystal twice portrayed pro-life people as treating women like “incubators with mouthparts.” Pro-life people would reject Mystal’s foul metaphor. They would instead point out that Mystal and his ilk …

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Salvatore Cordileone, Nancy Pelosi’s Archbishop: “Let me repeat: no one can claim to be a devout Catholic and condone the killing of innocent human life, let alone have the government pay for it”

By Dave Andrusko Kudos and thank yous are extended again to San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, the leading Catholic official in pro-abortion Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home district, for calling Pelosi to account. Speaker Pelosi (D-Ca.) “stated her support for repealing the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding of abortion, ‘because it’s an issue of health …

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Roe v. Wade should be tossed to the ash heap of history

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation When I saw the television report, I was mesmerized. A Pennsylvania news outlet, Fox 43, carried the inspiring story of a newborn twin who had to be taken by helicopter to receive much-needed specialized treatment (See here.) The flight nurses acted heroically to provide care and …

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When reporters worry Democrats are in trouble, they avoid discussing the damage Democrats are doing to themselves by attacking the Hyde Amendment

By Dave Andrusko When you delve into the legislation about or the politics of abortion, you always follows two tracks: what happens in the Congress and in the 50 states. (For our purposes here, we’ll not address the courts which are obviously a huge but separate component.) With regard to Congress, NRL News Today steadfastly …

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