The ultimate “least among us,” the unborn child

By Dave Andrusko As I wrapped up the day Thursday, I watched the first twenty minutes of as good a pro-life Keynote speech as I’ve ever encountered. I will go into no details here because I want to finish watching her remarks before commenting. Except for one thing. She began her speech with a quote …

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Atheist Christopher Hitchens on our responsibility to the unborn child

By Sarah Terzo “I do, as a humanist, believe that the concept ‘unborn child’ is a real one and I think the concept is underlined by all the recent findings of embryology about the early viability of a well conceived human baby, one that isn’t going to be critically deformed (or even some that are) …

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Please do order “A Baby’s First Months” brochure

“A Baby’s First Months” is a perennial favorite. It is a truly remarkable, full-color brochure which follows the development of the unborn child in utero from fertilization until birth. It documents the development milestones that occur during a baby’s first months of life, including the development of her fingers and toes, ears, and her capacity …

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A testimony to the power of faith and to the “26th victim,” an unborn child

By Dave Andrusko On November 8, we posted a story under the headline, “A tally of 26 murder victims that includes ‘space for one more’–an unborn child.” I wrote about the awful slaughter of parishioners at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Sheriffs found the bodies of 22 of the victims in the church …

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House Tax Reform Bill would be first time unborn child is include in tax code

By Jennifer Popik, J.D. Director of Federal Legislation The House is expected to vote on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 tomorrow, Thursday November 16th. The tax bill contains a new positive provision related to the unborn. Under the provision, parents will be permitted to name unborn children as beneficiaries of …

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A tally of 26 murder victims that includes “space for one more”–an unborn child

By Dave Andrusko The headline on the online version of a story that appeared in today’s New York Times— “Why the Tally of the Church Shooting’s Victims Included a Fetus”–was the prelude to a fascinating article by Laurie Goodstein and an even more remarkable series of reader responses. By the way the more feeling, humane …

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What to say when an unborn child is described as a ‘parasite’?”

By Dave Andrusko A while back, in response to a genuinely bizarre article, I asked readers how they would respond to the deeply offensive sneer that the unborn is equivalent to a “parasite.” The answers were both indignant and very thoughtful. One wrote back that she thought dismissing the unborn as a “clump of cells” …

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When a Clump of cells Is not a Clump of cells : Autonomous Life in the Womb

Can we finally give the myth that an unborn baby is “just a clump of cells” a decent burial? By John Stonestreet & John Guthrie 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 …

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Pro-lifers embrace mother and unborn child, resist either/or

By Dave Andrusko In a short essay in THE SCIENCES, Professor Stephen Jay Gould once addressed the question of why–with all the available metaphors we could employ to understand/describe fetal development – we’ve settled on either “increments of progress” (from simple to complex) or as “steps in refinement” (from inchoate to sharply differentiated). Gould comes …

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In vicious attack on pregnant woman, unborn child is a second victim, Michigan Court of Appeals unanimously rules

By Dave Andrusko In a case so vicious the presiding judge said, “I can’t remember when I’ve been so appalled at a defendant’s behavior of what – what cruelty, what total disregard for human life and decency there was in this particular incident,” the Michigan Court of Appeals unanimously rejected the plaintiff’s assertion an unborn …

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How would you respond when the unborn child is described as a ‘parasite’?”

By Dave Andrusko A while back, in response to a genuine bizarre article, I asked readers how they would respond to the deeply offensive sneer that the unborn is equivalent to a “parasite.” The answers were both indignant and very thoughtful. One wrote back that she thought dismissing the unborn as a “clump of cells” …

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