By Tracy Winsor Editor’s note. This is Part Two of a series on Perinatal Hospice which appears on the webpage of the Georgia Life Alliance, NRLC’s State Affiliate. Part One was reposted previously here. Sometimes the happy occasion of a prenatal ultrasound suddenly isn’t. South Carolina expectant parents, Keith and Katherine Brown, learned that their …Continue reading "Perinatal Hospice: When an Ultrasound Leads to Heartache instead of Happiness"
Perinatal Hospice Series Introduction By Kristina Twitty Editor’s note. This appeared today on the webpage of the Georgia Life Alliance, NRLC’s state affiliate. Sunday’s Washington Post article on this subject has brought more attention to the care available for women facing the unknown of a medical diagnosis for their unborn baby. The public comments on …Continue reading "Perinatal Hospice – Caring for a frail child in utero and those who love them"
By Dave Andrusko We were very glad to be able to post yesterday about a story that actually treated perinatal hospice with (relative) fairness. Based as it was on a news story that appeared in last Sunday’s Washington Post, it was doubly satisfying. Perinatal hospice is a deeply humane movement that is spreading. As the …Continue reading "Unexpected (and pleasant) fallout from a story on perinatal hospice"
By Dave Andrusko What are the odds that a large “mainstream” newspaper would ever carry a story even marginally sympathetic to the growing perinatal hospice movement? If you would have asked me prior to yesterday, I would have said, “zero.” And then I read, “Perinatal hospice care prepares parents for the end, at life’s beginning,” …Continue reading "Perinatal hospice offers alternative to abortion in cases of babies unlikely to live long after birth"
By Mathew Wagner, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation. This post is definitely the most personal…and probably the most painful…I will write. One of the reasons I am so ardently pro-life is because of my experience with our second child. Early in the pregnancy, there were complications…bleeding etc. but nothing prepared us for the news when …Continue reading "Support When it’s Needed Most"
By Dave Andrusko As I have written before, my extended family has faced just about every difficult situation you could imagine yet to the best of my knowledge has always rejected the “option” of abortion. I mention that only because when I write about “Abortion wasn’t part of my birth plan” that I believe I …Continue reading "Perinatal Hospice: a better response for all concerned to a tragic diagnosis"
By Cori Salchert Editor’s note. Last week the Wisconsin legislature held joint hearing for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. One of the many compelling testimonies in favor of this lifesaving bill was that of Cori Salchert. Below is her testimony: My name is Cori Salchert. I am almost 50 years old and 27 years …Continue reading "Pain, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and Perinatal Hospice"
By Life Institute Parents whose unborn children were diagnosed with life-limiting conditions such as anencephaly and Trisomy 13 have welcomed the decision of doctors at the conference of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) to call for the provision of perinatal hospice care. The motion, proposed by Dr. John Kehoe, which stated that “The IMO supports …Continue reading "Parents welcome Irish doctors’ motion calling for perinatal hospice care"
By Dave Andrusko Good news. When last we wrote about Oklahoma’s HB 2685—the Perinatal Hospice Bill—it had one last hurtle to surmount before it would be heard by the state Senate. Not only was that overcome, HB 2685 passed the Senate and is now on its way to Gov. Mary Fallin. What is the …Continue reading "Perinatal Hospice Bill on way to Oklahoma Governor"
By Dave Andrusko It was absolutely no surprise that a ton of people commented on a story we ran yesterday, “Surrogate turns down offer of $10,000 to abort baby diagnosed with major medical problems”. The story, although it ended well (the surrogate refused to be bribed or coerced into aborting “Baby S.”), had so many …Continue reading "Perinatal Hospice and the baby born dying"
By Carolyn Moynihan Editor’s note. This first appeared at mercatornet.com and is reprinted with permission. In a Melbourne maternity hospital last month a very shocking event occurred. A healthy, 32-week-old, wanted, unborn child was killed by a lethal injection when the sonographer performing the procedure mistook the child for its unhealthy twin. When the mistake was …Continue reading "A hospice in the womb: When prenatal diagnosis brings bad news about their child, parents deserve a real choice of paths. Happily, there is a beautiful option available"
By Carolyn Moynihan Editor’s note. This first appeared at http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/a_hospice_in_the_womb and is reprinted with permission. In a Melbourne maternity hospital last month a very shocking event occurred. A healthy, 32-week-old, wanted, unborn child was killed by a lethal injection when the sonographer performing the procedure mistook the child for its unhealthy twin. When the mistake …Continue reading "A hospice in the womb: When prenatal diagnosis brings bad news about their child, parents deserve a real choice of paths. Happily, there is a beautiful option available"