Mother, daughter charged with murder of pregnant teen whose baby they cut out of her

By Dave Andrusko Cook County prosecutors today outlined the details of a deadly plot, hatched over the course of a month, in which a 46-year-old mother and her daughter plotted to murder Marlen Ochoa-Lopez and rip her fully developed unborn baby from her womb. The Chicago Sun Times reported today After luring 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez …

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Pregnant teenager strangled, baby cut from her womb

Baby boy in “grave condition” By Dave Andrusko Four yet-to-be-identified suspects are expected to be charged today in the brutal murder of a pregnant 19 year whose baby was cut from her body. Compounding the tragedy, Marlen Ochoa-Lopez’s baby is in “grave condition” with “severe brain damage.” Ochoa-Lopez went missing April 23 after telling friends …

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How a Helpless Human Baby Wields Incredible Power for Good

By Susanne Maynes Taylor was pregnant at seventeen and still in high school. Her best friend told her, “You better not get an abortion!” Her boyfriend said, “If you keep it, we’re done.” Her parents threatened her, too: if she ever got pregnant, they’d kick her out and cut off her college money. So many …

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Pro-life youth will not rest until every baby is loved in life and protected in law

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The tragedy of New York’s new sweeping abortion law, the “Reproductive Health Act” passed on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, is having a profound impact on young people—if the essay contest I recently judged is any indication. A number of students cited the injustice of …

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Pro-abortionists pretend not to be able to fathom why pro-lifers would vigorously oppose their radical agenda

By Dave Andrusko Let’s agree that if you accept the premises, this makes a kind of demented sense. If you really believe that unlimited abortion through all 40 weeks is the minimum you should demand, and that treating abortion survivors as you would any other baby of the same age is an “infringement” on the …

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“Doctors do not know everything”: Mom with cancer rejects advice to abort her baby

By Dave Andrusko Kudos to Louise Bevan for an outstanding story about the very courageous Sarah Wickline Hull inspired by Hull’s terrific Facebook post. Hull cut right to the chase. Her first sentence was People are talking about the medical necessity of abortion to save the mother’s life. I was one of those mothers. Almost …

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Viability irrelevant, pro-choicer says, abortion should be available even if baby is separate from the mother

By Sarah Terzo Pro-choice Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee: “The date at which a foetus might be viable has nothing to do with a woman’s right to choose. Someday an embryo might be reared in a test tube to full-term, but that changes nothing for a woman’s right not to be a mother.” — Polly Toynbee, …

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Royal or not, they are babies, not “fetuses”

By Dave Andrusko What do I know about “royal babies,” typically a reference to children born to members of the British royal family? Ah….not much. Primarily that the impending “more private” birth of Meghan Markle’s and Prince Harry‘s first child will be far different from the minute-to-minute coverage of the births of Kate Middleton’s and …

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Life affirming Video: Ten things I wish I’d known before having a baby

By Kelli From ExtraSpace.com comes a short video titled, “Ten things I wish I knew before having a baby,” featuring moms, dads, and their children. The video has a strong life-affirming message, especially near the end, when parents say, “Be prepared to love something more than you ever thought you could…. And it will be …

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Woman calls her baby a “child,” aborts anyway

By Sarah Terzo The following comes from the book “Abortion: a Positive Decision” “There was a window of time when we decided to have the child. It was beautiful, I felt so at peace, I had never felt that way before. I had always struggled to take care of myself, and suddenly that was 2nd …

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Babies make an impact long before they’re born

By Tamara El-Rahi A few weeks before I knew I was pregnant, something felt different. I avoided soft cheese when offered, just in case. And I continued to wonder whether maybe, just maybe, there might be a special little life growing inside of me. When I did take the at-home pregnancy test, my husband and …

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You are your baby’s first home…. Your baby’s first protector

By Dave Andrusko Sometimes, well actually often, I think I see some of the most pro-life messages coming from advertisers. They have no incentive to hide that pregnant women are carrying living, breathing human beings. Take, for example, this ad for First Response Pregnancy Tests. It’s only 30 seconds long. The first two statements are …

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