The Ugly Truth about Selective Reduction Abortion Debated on the Floor of the Virginia Senate!

By Olivia Gans Turner, President, Virginia Society for Human Life (VSHL) In an attempt to fix a dangerous and deadly portion of Virginia’s surrogacy laws, on Monday several pro-life state Senators rose on the floor to expose an ugly truth about the issue of surrogate motherhood in Virginia. The fact is that contracts dealing with …

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Mother of triplets refused selective reduction for son who would die: ‘He was in me and he was safe’

By Kelli Tracey Kirby was shocked and excited when she learned she was pregnant with three boys – one singleton and a set of twins. But at 18-19 weeks, doctors found that the twins had twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, in which the blood vessels of the twins’ shared placenta are connected, resulting in one twin receiving …

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Norway Oks “fetal reduction” of healthy unborn babies

“Abortion tourism” feared as “right” will be extended to foreign women By Dave Andrusko I claim no expertise on the status of abortion laws in the Scandinavian countries but a newspaper in Norway is reporting that not only may Norwegian woman abort a perfectly healthy twin, but also that this “right” must be extended to …

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“Selectively Reducing” Our Humanity

By Dave Andrusko Every so often you run across one of those stories that you simply will never forget. If you are a man, often those stories will tell a tale of powerlessness, of an inability to save your unborn child. Because that could be YOU, that utter inability to perform your basic duty—to protect …

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“Selectively Reducing” Our Humanity

By Dave Andrusko Every so often you run across one of those stories that you simply will never forget. If you are a man, often those stories will tell a tale of powerlessness, of an inability to save your unborn child. Because that could be YOU, that utter inability to perform your basic duty—to protect …

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‘Selective reduction’ – a euphemism for deliberately killing one or more babies

By Dr. Peter Saunders Last week’s Life Site News ran a story titled ‘Five best and worst biotechnology developments of 2011 from a pro-life perspective’ which is well worth a read in its own right. The third worst development it mentions is that of ‘selective reduction’: “This year we were introduced to the ugly practice …

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“Selective Reductions” on the Rise in Great Britain

By Dave Andrusko Sometimes no matter how determined you are to write about a subject, it just keeps getting put off, unfortunately. The latest example is information  about the increase in the number of “selective reductions” that came out of Great Britain’s Department of Health at the end of the year, thanks to the Freedom …

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The Story that Just Won’t Go Away

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This first ran in September, a follow up to other stories that commented on an incredible story that ran in the New York Times. Some stories just “won’t go away,” and rightly so. The aftershocks of Ruth Padawer’s “The Two-Minus-One Pregnancy” [www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/magazine/the-two-minus-one-pregnancy.html?_r=2&ref=magazine] continues to be felt more than two months …

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NHS Watchdog Says ‘Selective Reduction’ May Also Pose Dangers to Mother and Surviving Baby

By Dave Andrusko Just about the last place you would expect to find pro-life advice might be Britain’s National Health Service. Perhaps NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence), described as an NHS “watchdog,”  has a better reputation. Whatever the explanation the Telegraph is reporting today that NICE has offered its first guidance …

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The Story that Won’t Go Away

By Dave Andrusko Some stories just “won’t go away,” and rightly so. The aftershocks of Ruth Padawer’s “The Two-Minus-One Pregnancy” continues to be felt more than two months after her story first ran in the New York Times Magazine. Why? Why would “selectively reducing” twins to “singletons” so upset even many harden pro-abortionists? Is it …

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Killing one twin for convenience - where the ideology of “choice” leads

Editor’s note. This first appeared on the blog of Right to Life of Michigan “Selective reduction” is a euphemism to describe a procedure in which one or more unborn children are aborted in a multiple pregnancy. Potassium chloride is injected into the heart of the unborn child (or children) which causes the heart to stop …

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“Selective Reduction”: Barbaric, but not Uniquely So

By Dave Andrusko Just before we went on vacation, I ran a piece on Ruth Padawer’s extraordinary story in the New York Times Magazine, “The Two-Minus-One Pregnancy” that produced a lot of feedback. Padawer’s LONG and carefully research story detailed the evolution of “selective reduction” from a time when a woman carrying multiple babies would …

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