Five sad words: “I don’t want this child”

By Dave Andrusko As we approach the January 20 inaugural of pro-life President-elect Donald Trump, we’ve run a number of posts, trying to gauge the temperature of the pro-abortion set. Maybe we should have been looking to measure their mood, which runs the gamut from melancholy to hysteria. As I re-read some of these stories …

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Pregnant New Zealand woman undergoes surgery in Australia for son with spina bifida

By Nancy Flanders Catherine Harper of Auckland, New Zealand, flew to Brisbane, Australia, in December to receive surgery on her preborn son who was diagnosed with a severe form of spina bifida. The procedure, which must be performed between 16 and 26 weeks gestation, has been available in the United States for years, but was …

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Just in Time for Christmas–Room at the Inn

By Nancy Valko Editor’s note. This ran December 21 at Nancy’s blog. In a wonderful, uplifting opinion article titled “Room at the Inn” in the Wall Street Journal on December 19, William McGurn wrote about the Good Counsel home in the Bronx , now part of a network of six such homes that offer help …

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Canadian woman aborted baby at 35 weeks because he had a disability

By Cassy Fiano A Canadian couple made international headlines when they complained about how difficult it was to get a late-term abortion in Quebec. The woman was 35 weeks pregnant, and tried getting an abortion at two hospitals — which both refused — before she was finally able to have the procedure. People understandably were …

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Woman’s abortion grief triggered when coworker becomes pregnant

By Sarah Terzo Karen K. writes about her abortion: “The doctor at the campus clinic asked me if I wanted to be pregnant. “No,” I responded. “Ten minutes, and you won’t have to think about it for the rest of your life,” was his retort. He was wrong. Fourteen years later at my worksite, a …

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“Honey… we’re pregnant”

By Dave Andrusko The woman is looking expectantly at the pregnancy test kit and, wham, her eyes light up and she shouts out the window to her husband in the back yard, “Honey… we’re pregnant.” Such is the opening of—yes—a commercial, in this instance for Huggies. But it is beautifully done, beginning with the shock/awe/delight …

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Cancer survivor stuns mother with surprise news: she is pregnant

By Dave Andrusko As a father/grandfather I have been on the receiving end when family members have sprung news of a surprise pregnancy. So I know something about jaws dropping. But nothing to compare–not by a hundred miles–with Gina, the mother of Isabel Berrios. The family caught last month’s incredible surprise and joy and happiness …

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Emmy Award in Hand, Aid for Women Hoping to Celebrate One More Win

By Jay Hobbs Chicago-based Aid for Women, which has served thousands of women each year since 1978, is celebrating an unusual victory after hauling in its first-ever Emmy at Saturday night’s Chicago-Midwest Emmy Awards. Produced in partnership with Spirit Juice Videos, the award-winning video featured a former client, Janessa, who chose life for her son, …

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‘Knocked Up’ Star Rejects Abortion in Powerful Note: ‘I Prayed to God’

By Katie Yoder Here’s a story that will defy the liberal media’s abortion agenda: A reality TV star is crediting God for the strength to keep her baby – in a both heartbreaking and heartwarming story. Lifetime’s Knocked Up docuseries debuted Tuesday, December 6. The show follows three “carefree” and happily single women whose “careers …

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Former PP worker describes how they frightened pregnant teens into abortion

By Sarah Terzo Lavonne Wilenken, former Planned Parenthood clinic worker: The counselor would say to the teenager, “Well, where’s the $250,000 that it takes to raise a child in society today?” And “What are your parents going to say when they find out that you’re pregnant?” And “What is your boyfriend doing? Is he going …

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“Surprise Child: Finding Hope in Unexpected Pregnancy”

By Leslie Leyland Fields Reviewed by Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My late mother would have turned 93 this month. She had my youngest brother when she was 40 and I was a freshman in college. To say that James was a surprise would be quite an understatement. But to my mom, the oldest of twelve …

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‘Big Bang Theory’ Acknowledges Life in the Womb: ‘There’s a Baby in There!’

By Justin Ashford and Alexa Moutevelis Coombs Well, sometimes even Hollywood can get it right in a pro-abortion world. Thursday night’s episode of The Big Bang Theory acknowledges what should be obvious: being pregnant equals a baby. “The Fetal Kick Catalyst,” opens with Howard (Simon Helberg) and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) sleeping together. Howard rests his …

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