Wildly inaccurate statement prompts response “Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s statement that ‘a great majority of women in this country get their health care’ from Planned Parenthood is demonstrably false,” said Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) Executive Director Scott Fischbach. Sen. Klobuchar made the claim in a Daily Show television interview this week and posted the …Continue reading "Minnesota Sen. Klobuchar wrongly claims most women seek health care at Planned Parenthood"
By Carol Tobias, President The American Health Care Act (AHCA), legislation that would repeal and replace major portions of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (more commonly known as Obamacare), will be voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives this week. National Right to Life is supporting, the AHCA because it has specific …Continue reading "Tell Congress: Abortion is NOT Healthcare"
By Dave Andrusko We’ve covered the battle over freedom of conscience without fail for decades. Beyond an absolute “right” to abortion on demand, paid for by you and me, next to “normalizing abortion,” pro-abortions want most of all the ability to conscript the medical community into its army of death providers. Perhaps, even more ideally, …Continue reading "The right of conscientious objection goes to the heart of medical practice as a moral activity"
Imagine being forced, against your will, to participate in abortion – the deliberate killing of an innocent child. That would never happen in America, right? Wrong! A long-standing federal law known as the Weldon Amendment exists to guarantee that health care entities don’t have to be involved abortions in any way if they choose not …Continue reading "No one who believes abortion is wrong should ever be forced to participate in the killing of a fellow human being."
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition One of the more devastating diagnosis is to be told that you have a brain tumor. Brittany Maynard died by physician-assisted suicide last year to avoid living with a brain tumor. California legalized assisted suicide in large part in response to the campaign which used Brittany Maynard …Continue reading "Canadian doctors have developed a new technique for treating brain tumors"
By Wesley J. Smith This makes zero sense. Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown signed assisted suicide into law in California. This week, he vetoed a bill that would have allowed dying patients to access experimental drugs in an attempt to live. From the Sacramento Bee story: Less than a week after signing legislation allowing California …Continue reading "Jerry Brown Vetoes Right to Try and Live Bill"
Editor’s note. This first ran in the March 11, 1998, issue of National Right to Life News. I am re-running it today for two reasons. First, it serves as an important history lesson for those who have not been in the Movement as long as some of us veterans. In the early days of abortion …Continue reading "“A New Ethic for Medicine and Society”"
By Patricia Maloney The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), wants to change how doctors are required to refer for care. Their draft policy, Professional Obligations and Human Rights states: “Where physicians are unwilling to provide certain elements of care due to their moral or religious beliefs, an effective referral to another …Continue reading "The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is taking a dangerous position on conscience rights"
By Dave Andrusko Not to pick on the medical profession as a profession, but where have you heard this before? A baby, Angel Gomez, is alive—and doing well—but wouldn’t be here at all if the mother had listened to her doctor. Yesenia Torres was 21 weeks pregnant when (as she told KPIX 5) her …Continue reading "Told to abort, mother seeks second opinion and baby—“a fighter” —is born healthy"
By Faye Sonier Editor’s note. Dr. Gabel is Member of Council and Past President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He is the chair of the College’s policy working group which issued the draft “Professional Obligations and Human Rights” policy. Faye Sonier is Legal Counsel for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada …Continue reading "College of Physicians, please stand up for religious minorities"
New analysis details a disappointing explanation for recent decreases in Medicare spending growth – a paucity of new life-saving and health-preserving drugs By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics The title of an October 23, 2014, Washington Post article seemingly would have us rejoicing: “You may want to thank George W. …Continue reading "Efforts to suppress spending on life-saving drugs are working—while development of new drugs is stagnating"
By Burke J. Balch, J.D., director of the National Right to Life Committee’s Powell Center for Medical Ethics These days, as for some time past, much outrage is directed at pricey drugs, and both the government and insurance companies increasingly implement policies to keep patients from getting them. To give one widely-publicized example, Members …Continue reading "Even bigoted study finds high-cost drugs worth it"