The disputed premise is that there is no morally significant difference between unborn and already-born human beings. But consider the differences. Size doesn’t matter, since big people are not more valuable than small people. Development doesn’t matter, since a five-year-old girl is not less deserving of moral respect than her more-developed older brother. Read the …Continue reading "There is no morally significant difference between unborn and already-born human beings"
By Alithea Williams Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post at SPUC—The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Here at SPUC, we come across all sorts of amazing stories about the development of unborn babies in the womb. Some of the scientific studies we read are trying to answer important questions such as …Continue reading "Do unborn babies prefer Mozart or the YMCA? And other questions you didn’t know needed answering!"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I have found that some of the most eloquent spokespeople for the pro-life movement are the youngest ones. That truth became abundantly clear once when I was reading through dozens of “thank you” cards for state lawmakers that had been handmade by students, some as young …Continue reading "Protecting unborn babies “helps make the earth a better place for everyone”"
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I remember celebrating the first day of summer once with a trip to a nearby butterfly garden. Entering that sacred space was a breathtakingly beautiful experience. I stood in awe as these elegant creatures fluttered above my head, then gracefully descended to a leaf, a flower, or …Continue reading "If we protect butterflies, why not unborn babies?"
By Sarah Terzo A pro-choice writer shared the following argument against laws protecting babies from late-term abortions: “We may, as many people do, sympathize with the pain we think the fetus feels, but we must be careful in saying that this sympathy establishes the personness of the fetus. It establishes nothing but our ability to …Continue reading "Pro-Choicer: sympathy for the pain we think unborn babies feel means nothing"
By Dave Andrusko Big Picture time. Beyond what is for now the impregnable fortress known as the Supreme Court’s posture on abortion, what are some of the other principle factors sustaining abortion’s unspeakable ugliness? It seems to me they can be divided up into two major categories: human frailty and a pattern of demands which …Continue reading "Unborn babies: hostage until the millennium arrives"
By Dave Andrusko Later today or more likely tomorrow I will post a story that I’ve tried to get to since last Friday. In a controlled study, patients received a single injection of a type of adult stem cell, isolated from umbilical cords. Patients who received these cells showed significant and long-lasting improvement in the …Continue reading "Decades after baby’s birth, fetal cells “come to a mother’s rescue”"
By Sarah Terzo A pro-choice writer shared the following argument against laws protecting babies from late-term abortions: “We may, as many people do, sympathize with the pain we think the fetus feels, but we must be careful in saying that this sympathy establishes the personness of the fetus. It establishes nothing but our ability to …Continue reading "Pro-choicer: our sympathy for unborn babies means nothing"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last ten months. Editor’s note. This is …Continue reading "Holding the lives of unborn babies hostage until the millennium arrives"
By Dave Andrusko I am writing this on July 3, two days after NRLC’s marvelous annual convention concluded. Like many, many others I blogged all three days—and I will continue commenting on this outstanding gathering all this week. In 2015 just prior to the Fourth of July, NRLC President Carol Tobias wrote a very thoughtful …Continue reading "Thoughts on Life on the 4th of July"
By Dave Andrusko My wife and I virtually never see a new show when it first airs. Typically, one of our kids alerts us to something they think we would like. And thus far (we are months behind and have only seen the first three episodes), “This is Us” fits the bill. Let me mention …Continue reading "Our Humanity Selectively Reduced"
By Carol Tobias, President Editor’s note. The January digital edition of National Right to Life News—35 pages of news stories, columns, editorials, and human interest features—is now available online. Please pass along the link using social media. The following appeared on page 3. Eight years ago, we were told that newly elected pro-abortion President Barack …Continue reading "Eight years later, real hope and change for unborn babies"