By Sarah Terzo During my research on Planned Parenthood I stumbled across a quote from a Planned Parenthood clinic director that I’d like to share. It is from an old article (Sandra G. Boodman, “The Dearth of Abortion Doctors; Stigma, Low Pay and Lack of Personal Commitment Erode Ranks” The Washington Post, April 20, …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood: Committing an Abortion is Like Swimming"
By Carol Tobias, President, National Right to Life Editor’s note. This op-ed appeared in Thursday’s Washington Times. In June, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-196 in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. On Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, announced that he would introduce the bill in the U.S. Senate. Appearing …Continue reading "Protecting the unborn from pain"
By Dave Andrusko Probably because I’d already read a preposterous rewriting of the history of abortion in the United States, by the time I sat down this afternoon to peruse two diatribes against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, I was even less in a mood to suffer fools gladly than usual. Disagree—that’s fine. But …Continue reading "Hot words but little evidence behind pro-abortion criticisms of Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act"
By Dave Andrusko Just after midnight when the Texas Senate passed HB 2, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (who presides over the Senate) tweeted that “Love wins tonight as the Texas Senate stood firmly on the right side of history.” The Texas Senate has just finished rejecting 20 pro-abortion amendments and a bill to protect pain-capable …Continue reading "Texas Senate passes HB 2, pro-life measure on to Texas Gov. Perry"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education and Research Defenders of late abortions try to argue that the unborn child at twenty weeks is not capable of feeling pain, claiming the connections in the fetal brain are not fully formed. Those who know something about fetal pain physiology, however, have solid medical evidence …Continue reading "The pain may be worse for unborn babies aborted at 20 weeks"
By Dave Andrusko During debate Tuesday on the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act there were many important statements from Members of the House of Representatives explaining why they oppose a regime of abortion on demand for any reason, or no reason, up until birth in our nation’s capital. Yes, that’s what I …Continue reading "“A wakeup call to all Americans: unborn children feel pain”"
By Dave Andrusko The conversations all week on Pro-Life Perspective are examining the right-to-life movement’s goals in 2012 and National Right to Life’s focus on educating American about the capacity of unborn children to feel pain. NRLC President and PLP Host Carol Tobias begins today’s broadcasting by reminding her audience that 2012 provides us with …Continue reading "What’s Airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today? “Educating on Unborn Pain, Part 4”"
By Dave Andrusko I am not a doctor/surgeon/neurologist, but I can read. So let’s be clear what the study from British scientists that appeared in “Current Biology” Friday said and didn’t say. Lorenzo Fabrizi from University College London and colleagues did not say that the unborn cannot experience pain until 35 weeks. That would fly …Continue reading "What the Study in Current Biology Actually said about the Pain Capabilities of Unborn Children"