More babies born extremely premature are surviving, study finds

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research A new government study finds that odds of survival have increased over the last twenty years for babies who are born extremely premature. “Trends in Care Practices, Morbidity, and Mortality of Extremely Preterm Neonates, 1993-2012,” appeared in the September 8, 2015, edition of the …

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Preemie survives and thrives but this only makes her mother more supportive of “later abortions”

By Dave Andrusko From the pro-abortion perspective, if there is a foundational principle, it is that no matter what the outcome, the decision must always rest exclusively in the hands of the mother. Even when the choice is for life (ugh), the proper measuring stick is not that the baby is alive but that the …

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Why the increasing capacity of younger preemies to survive so unsettles pro-abortionists

  By Dave Andrusko This has a tremendous couple of weeks for the Pro-Life Movement, capped off by Wednesday’s 242-184 House vote in support of The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36). This followed last week’s study in the New England Journal of Medicine that documented both that tiny preemies can survive if “actively” …

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New Study shows preemies can survive at earlier ages, but hospital attitude can mean life or death

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics A study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates widespread discriminatory denial of life-preserving medical treatment to premature infants based on fear that if assisted to live they might have disabilities – in defiance of protective federal law. It provided a …

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NEJM study shows nearly a quarter of babies born at 22 weeks survive if aggressively treated; 33% for babies born at 23 weeks

One lead researcher considers 22 weeks a new marker of viability By Dave Andrusko The results of a massive study of nearly 5,000 extremely premature babies published last Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the survival rate of babies born at 22 and 23 weeks increased substantially if hospitals actively treat …

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6 people whose lives are changing the abortion debate

By Kristi Burton Brown 1) 12-week-old Noah Noah died during a miscarriage at 12 weeks and 5 days. His mother willingly shared an amazing photo of his tiny human body so that others could see the humanity of the preborn child with their own eyes. “If [Noah] could help show one mother considering abortion the beauty …

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Meet three premature babies who defied the odds

  By Kristi Burton Brown Before you meet these three beautiful babies, there are three notable things they have in common: 1) They could have been aborted. Every one of these babies could have been aborted, somewhere in America. There are clinics that specialize in aborting babies just like these ones. Thankfully, each of these …

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Although a serious global problem, preterm birth’s link to abortion is ignored

  By Paul Stark Editor’s note. Yesterday we posted on how pro-abortionists are grinding out studies insisting not only that abortion is incredibly safe but that information that pro-lifers rely on when counseling women is almost always wrong. The four “false or misleading piece of information” found on as many as 80% of CPC websites …

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Preterm birth is a serious global problem—but its link to abortion is ignored

  By Paul Stark Nov. 17 was World Prematurity Day. New global estimates indicate that, as Eve Lackritz of the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth explains, “important gains have been made for nearly all causes of child death, except one in which progress has remained nearly stagnant: newborn mortality.” Preterm birth is not …

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One twin’s ‘rescuing hug’ saves the life of her sister

  By Becky Yeh Brielle and Kyrie Jackson were born premature on October 17, 1995, a full 12 weeks ahead of their due date. As standard medical practice, doctors at The Medical Center of Central Massachusetts placed the twins in separate incubators in order to reduce the risk of cross-infection. The stronger twin, Kyrie, began …

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Same newspaper that lends a sympathetic ear to mothers who abort children with Down syndrome does sterling job at revealing how younger and younger preemies are surviving

  By Dave Andrusko It would be interesting to be a fly on the wall at the offices of the Daily Mail newspaper in Great Britain. Why? To be able to figure out how on the one hand this newspaper can print highly sympathetic first-person narratives about why it was a good idea a mother …

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Kansas University professor leading music therapy for premature infants

  By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Editor’s note. This appeared in the October digital edition of National Right to Life News. You can read the entire issue online at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNEWSOCT2014.pdf. An ever-increasing number of babies survive birth at earlier and earlier stages of prematurity. This welcome outcome is due in no small …

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