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  • New Study Showing Survival Rates of 22-Week Fetuses Could Affect Late-Term Abortion Debate

    05/08/2015 8:07:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/08/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    A new study showing that the survival rates of pre-term babies at 22-weeks gestation vary greatly among hospitals could have political implications as the nation debates banning late-term abortions. The study, "Between-Hospital Variation in Treatment and Outcomes in Extremely Preterm Infants," was published Thursday in the peer-reviewed medical journal The New England Journal of Medicine. The survival rates of babies born at 22 weeks gestation depend greatly upon the active treatments used at the hospital where they are born, the study found. The overall survival rates for those babies are 5.1 percent, and 3.4 percent without severe impairment. Those rates...
  • {Chemical] Abortion Reversals Becoming Scientific and Partisan Debate

    04/09/2015 5:38:57 AM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 8, 2015 | Caitlin Owens
    A provision in a new Arizona law requiring doctors to tell women that their abortion may be reversible has made national headlines, incited outrage from abortion-rights groups, and sparked heated criticism from the medical community. An almost identical provision in an Arkansas law signed this week by Gov. Asa Hutchinson has not seen much media coverage. Even the man who has pioneered the idea of abortion reversals—Dr. George Delgado—said he hadn't heard of the Arkansas law until National Journal informed him of it during a phone interview. Delgado, medical director of Culture of Life Family Services in San Diego, has...
  • Sex-Selection Infanticide Dates Back to the Greeks: Girl Babies Were Killed, Thrown Into Sewers

    12/23/2014 8:20:55 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/23/14 | Murray Vasser
    (LiveActionNews) — A common narrative in our society is that, by opposing abortion and infanticide, Christians are conducting a “war on women.” However, in a fascinating study entitled “The Rise of Christianity,” published by Princeton University Press, sociologist Rodney Stark argues that the phenomenal growth of “the obscure, marginal Jesus movement” was due in large part to women. Stark argues that early Christianity was “especially attractive to women” because “within the Christian subculture women enjoyed far higher status than did women in the Greco-Roman world at large.”Furthermore, Stark argues that the Christian opposition to abortion and infanticide was one of...
  • Prosecutor says murder charge not certain in death of baby cut from mother’s womb

    03/20/2015 12:18:16 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    kdvr ^ | 3-19-2015 | KENT ERDAHL
    It could be a week before we know whether a Longmont woman who allegedly stabbed a pregnant woman and removed her unborn child will face a charge of first degree murder. The Boulder District Attorney says a murder charge is not a given because of Colorado laws and the facts surrounding the case. During a news conference Thursday District Attorney Stan Garnett said any murder charge involving an unborn child is very difficult. “Under Colorado law, essentially, there’s no way murder charges can be brought if it’s not established that the fetus lived as a child outside the body of...
  • Is a fetus a human life? Pelosi dodges.

    01/22/2015 4:09:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    blaze.com ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday dodged a question from a reporter about whether a fetus is a human life. “If it’s not a human being, what do you believe is it?” a reporter asked Pelosi as thousands of people rallied outside for the March for Life demonstration. Pelosi answered by saying it’s up to women to decide if they want an abortion or not, but didn’t answer the question directly. “The fact is, it’s what we have said,” Pelosi said. “The life and the health of the mother is what is pre-eminent when a decision is made...
  • “Fetus” or “Baby?”

    01/11/2015 9:58:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | August 20, 2013 | Sarah Terzo
    At a conference for abortion providers, held in Los Angeles, nurse Henrietta Blackmon instructed other clinic workers: “We have to be very, very sensitive, and very, very aware what words we are using to describe the procedures used. Use the word “fetus”: this is a fetus; this is not a “baby.” Paul Marx, the Death Peddlers: War on the Unborn (Collegeville, Minnesota: St. John’s University press, 1971) 21
  • Sheriff: "Unborn Fetus" Discovered in Whitfield Landfill

    01/07/2015 8:36:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    news9abc ^ | January 7, 2015 | abc
    UPDATE: Authorities have released this photo of a pair of blue jeans found near the fetus's body, in the hopes that might help them find the person responsible. ORIGINAL STORY: The Whitfield County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the discovery of what they call an "unborn fetus" at the Whitfield County Landfill at 4189 Old Dixie Highway on Monday. Two landfill employees made the discovery as they were sorting through a bag of clothing that had been found in a recycling container. "We were sorting through our recycling materials. Primarily paper, and card board. Removing...
  • Abortion Activist Hates Ultrasound Photos Because They “Humanize the Fetus”

    12/23/2014 7:13:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    life news ^ | 12/23/14 | Steven Ertelt
    If there is anything abortion activists hate the most, it’s photos of unborn babies in the womb. They reveal the truth about the humanity of the unborn baby in a way that convinces many people abortion is the killing of an unborn child. Frequent LifeNews author Sarah Terzo highlights one quote from an abortion advocate who doesn’t like them: From pro-choice author Melody Rose: The images and language most often wielded by pro-life advocates are vivid and emotional… recent developments in imaging technique certainly have facilitated a reliance on powerful pictures that humanize the fetus in a way not possible...
  • Fetal surgery gives the lie to 'clump of cells' talking point

    12/15/2014 1:48:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/15/2014 | Drew Belsky
    <p>The Daily Signal has an in-depth article today on doctors' controversial efforts to perform successful surgeries on babies.  Of course, no one would ever find such a story controversial if it didn't center on babies who have not been born yet.</p>
  • Human fetus cells injected into baby mice to create ‘supermouse’

    12/05/2014 11:30:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:20AM GMT 04 Dec 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    The cells from a human fetus have been injected into baby mice to create animals which have brains that are half human. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical said it was like Ť“ramping up the power” of the mouse brain, because human cells are so much more advanced. They found that mice with the human brain cells had memories that were four times better than their siblings who did not have the injections. […] The team created the hybrid mice by injecting “glial” cells from donated human fetuses—left over from IVF—into mouse pups. Glial cells provide support and protection...
  • “Father of Fetalogy” describes fetal development

    12/03/2014 10:51:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Nov 30, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Sir Albert William Liley is often called the “Father of Fetology” for all of his research in embryology and the development of the unborn baby. Here, he talks about fetal development: The prerequisites for motion are the muscles and nerves. In the sixth to seventh week, nerves and muscles work together for the first time. If the area of the lips, the first to become sensitive to touch, is gently stroked, the child responds by bending the upper body to one side and making a quick backward motion with his arms.… By the beginning of the ninth week, the baby...
  • Amazing Fetal Development Photos Confirm Human Life Begins at Conception

    09/16/2014 2:54:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 16, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Day 1: Sperm joins with ovum, to form one cell smaller than a grain of salt. The new life has inherited 23 chromosomes from each parent, 46 in all. This one cell contains the complex genetic blueprint for every detail of human development – the child’s sex, hair and eye color, height, skin toneDays 3 – 4: The fertilized egg travels down the fallopian tube into the uterus, where the lining has been prepared for implantationDays 5 – 9: During this time, the fertilized egg implants itself in the rich lining of the uterus and begins to draw nourishment.Days 10...
  • Oregon county puts stop to incinerating aborted babies for electricity: ‘we are outraged’

    04/24/2014 9:31:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 04/24/2014 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    SALEM, Oregon, April 24, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Marion County Board of Commissioners announced late Wednesday that they are putting a stop to a waste-to-energy facility’s program that was incinerating aborted babies to produce electricity. The B.C. Catholic’s Steve Weatherbe revealed April 21 that the British Columbia government was sending fetal remains to the Covanta Marion waste-to-energy facility to be burned along with other medical waste. The story made national news after LifeSiteNews reported on the revelation Wednesday afternoon. “We are outraged and disgusted that this material could be included in medical waste received at the facility,” said Commissioner Janet...
  • Burning aborted babies for electricity? Happening right here in the USA

    04/24/2014 7:09:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/24/2014 | Rick Moran
    British Columbia authorities admit that they are sending the remains of aborted babies to Oregon so that they can be burned to generate electricity.LifeSite News: British Columbia, April 23, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The British Columbia Health Ministry has admitted that the remains of babies destroyed by abortion in B.C. facilities are ending up in a waste-to-power facility in the United States, providing electricity for residents of Oregon. The province’s Health Ministry said in an email to the B.C. Catholic that “biomedical waste” shipped to the U.S. to be incinerated includes “human tissue, such as surgically removed cancerous tissue, amputated limbs,...
  • Two UK hospitals incinerated the remains of dead babies for heat

    03/24/2014 2:57:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/24/2014 | AllahPundit
    Another 10 hospitals incinerated remains as part of standard garbage disposal protocol. Treat the unborn as “medical waste” and don’t be surprised when some facilities take that idea to its logical conclusion.The Telegraph’s headline implies that incineration was reserved for aborted babies, as some sort of final ghoulish indignity for the unwanted, but the story says the policy was broader than that. Miscarried fetuses ended up being burned too. Last night the Department of Health issued an instant ban on the practice which health minister Dr Dan Poulter branded ‘totally unacceptable.’…One of the country’s leading hospitals, Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge, incinerated...
  • This is What We All Looked Like at 12 Weeks. Legal to Kill in All 50 States.

    02/07/2014 1:51:04 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
  • Do liberals say "We're having a fetus!" or "We're having a baby!"?

    01/16/2014 8:18:30 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    1/16/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    If a single, liberal female and her significant other, be it male, female, a boyfriend or husband..when finding out that a pregnancy has occurred, do they generally exclaim (if overjoyed at the situation), "We're having a fetus!" to friends and loved ones? Do liberals have fetus showers or baby showers, if they believe it s a fetus until birth?
  • Doctors perform heart surgery on 25-week-old fetus—after practicing on a jelly mold and a grape

    10/12/2013 9:41:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:46 EST, 9 October 2013 | Helen Collins
    Surgeons in Los Angeles have for the first time performed a life-saving procedure on a tiny fetus inside its mother’s womb after practicing on a grape. Using a hair-fine wire, a miniature needle, a tiny balloon and a catheter, they successfully carried out the operation on the unborn child’s heart—which is about the size of a walnut. It was a medical first for the surgical team at CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, and according to the LA Times, it appears to have been a success. … Practicing for such a critical and exacting procedure, remarkably, involved using...
  • Top Scientists, Doctors Confirm Unborn Children Feel Pain

    09/05/2013 3:16:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | September 5, 2013 | Dave Andrusko
    Over the past decade NRL News and NRL News Today have collectively carried dozens and dozens and DOZENS of articles about the topic of the capacity of the unborn child to feel pain. So when colleagues tell you on your return to work of a must-read article, the first temptation might be to expect too little rather than too much. But after reading Eric Schulzke’s “The disputed science of fetal pain,” I can see why they say the article is balanced—a rarity—and comprehensive—even rarer.Schulzke cleverly works backwards. He starts with newborns who were born premature. Their parents are absolutely convinced...
  • Four Reasons "Pro-Choicers" Are Confused, Mixed-Up Hypocrites

    04/09/2013 4:12:57 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-9-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Leonardo da Vinci’s Groundbreaking Drawings of the Unborn

    01/28/2013 2:59:58 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    First Things ^ | January 28, 2013 | Matthew Schmitz
    Between 15010 and 1512, Leonardo da Vinci drew the human fetus with startling and unprecedented accuracy.According to Arizona State Univeristy’s Embryo Project Encyclopedia, Leonardo is regarded as “the very first in history to correctly depict the human fetus in its proper position within the womb. He was also the first to expertly draw the uterine artery and the vascular system of the cervix and vagina.”Scientific advances, beginning with Leonardo and culminating in the ultrasound, have played no small part in helping us recognize the fetus’ human face. These chalk and ink images, then, should be seen as a minor milestone...
  • Is a fetus a person? The Colorado Supreme Court may have to decide

    01/27/2013 2:54:39 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    westword ^ | January 24, 2013 | Melanie Asmar
    On the morning of the day she died, 31-year-old Lori Stodghill balanced her breakfast plate on her very pregnant belly and watched it bob up and down as the twin boys inside her kicked and kicked. The saucer-sized dish was "bouncing back and forth," her husband, Jeremy Stodghill, remembers — a sure sign that at 28 weeks, the babies were strong and healthy.But by that afternoon, Lori wasn't feeling well. At about 3:30 p.m., she called her obstetrician, Dr. Pelham Staples, and reported that she was vomiting and out of breath. It was New Year's Day 2006, and Staples wasn't...
  • In malpractice case, Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren’t people

    01/24/2013 10:53:50 AM PST · by LonelyCon · 27 replies
    Colorado Independent ^ | John Tomasic
    Lori Stodghill was 31-years old, seven-months pregnant with twin boys and feeling sick when she arrived at St. Thomas More hospital in Cańon City on New Year’s Day 2006. She was vomiting and short of breath and she passed out as she was being wheeled into an examination room. Medical staff tried to resuscitate her but, as became clear only later, a main artery feeding her lungs was clogged and the clog led to a massive heart attack. Stodghill’s obstetrician, Dr. Pelham Staples, who also happened to be the obstetrician on call for emergencies that night, never answered a page....
  • Breaking News: Alabama Supreme Court Ruling Promises Hope for the Unborn

    01/12/2013 6:35:38 PM PST · by Masada Mossad · 4 replies
    WND.com ^ | 11 January 2013 | Bob Unruh
    A ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court has concluded that a reference in state law that prevents exposing children to dangerous chemicals also protects an unborn child. While the decision itself is unrelated to abortion, in a court where at least one justice has advocated overturning Roe v. Wade the decision today in Ankrom v. State undoubtedly will be referenced again. The case upheld the convictions of two women, Hope Ankrom of Coffee County and Amanda Kimbrough of Colbert County, who were prosecuted for using drugs during their pregnancies. The state law originally was intended to prevent parents from operating...
  • Fetus found in trash can on Far South Side

    12/20/2012 10:29:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 20, 2012 | Deanese Williams-Harris
    The body of a fetus was found this morning in a trash can on the Far South Side in the city's Princeton Park neighborhood. The fetus was discovered about 9 a.m. in a garbage can located on the 200 block of West 94th Street, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office.
  • Russia: Fisherman Finds Four Barrels of Fetuses Dumped in the Woods

    07/25/2012 2:54:44 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    NBC, Ria Novosti & Wikipedia via Reaganite Republican Blog ^ | July 25 , 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Russia has long held the inglorious title of abortion capital of the world, with consistently the most terminations per woman of child-bearing-age of any nation. This grisly habit was established back in Soviet times, when the shimmering workers' paradise found simply snuffing-out the unborn less expensive than supplying birth-control in sufficient quantities. Alas, even if families would liked to have had a larger brood, the creaking state-run economy never could produce sufficient plenty for anything north of about 1.1 children/couple, with most families crammed-into a two-room, cement-panel rabbit hut... ah, the glorious efficiencies of central-planning! And while any red-blooded male can...
  • Babies could be tested for 3,500 genetic faults

    06/06/2012 4:26:48 PM PDT · by yorkie · 41 replies
    Telegraph, UK ^ | June 6, 2012 | Stephen Adams, Medical Correspondent
    A team has been able to predict the whole genetic code of a foetus by taking a blood sample from a woman who was 18 weeks pregnant, and a swab of saliva from the father. They believe that, in time, the test will become widely available, enabling doctors to screen unborn babies for some 3,500 genetic disorders. At the moment the only genetic disorder routinely tested for on the NHS is Down’s syndrome.
  • Anti-abortion groups turn 'war on women' charge against Democrats (fetus gender)

    05/30/2012 4:44:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/30/12 | Elise Viebeck
    Anti-abortion groups turn 'war on women' charge against DemocratsBy Elise Viebeck - 05/30/12 04:50 PM ET Groups opposed to abortion rights are turning charges of a GOP "war on women" against Democrats who are opposed to legislation meant to ban sex-selective abortions. Democrats hoping to grow a gender gap among female voters tilted toward their party have repeatedly hammered Republicans for engaging in a war on women over issues such as contraception rights. Now opponents of abortion rights are using the phrase ahead of a House vote Thursday imposing fines or imprisonment on doctors who perform abortions they know are...
  • IS THIS WHY THE WHITE HOUSE REPORTEDLY REQUIRES UNBORN BABIES BE REGISTERED FOR VISITOR TOURS?

    05/09/2012 11:27:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/09/2012 | Erica Ritz
    The Washington Free Beacon is reporting something sure to offend pro-choice advocates — namely, that the White House seemingly requires pregnant visitors to register their unborn babies separately, as a distinct human beings. But is there a more plausible explanation? We think we might have found it.Let’s start from the beginning. The Free Beacon references White House Visitors Office director Ellie Schafer in an email explaining the process for registering an “unborn fetus” while on a White House tour: We have received a number of calls regarding how to enter security information for a baby that has not yet...
  • No Birth Certificate Required

    05/08/2012 5:36:56 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 33 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 8, 2012 | Staff
    - Pro-Choice White House Requires Registration of Unborn Children for Tours - The White House Visitors Office requires that an unborn child—still residing in utero—must be counted as a full human being when its parents register for a White House tour, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. White House Visitors Office director Ellie Schafer sent an email to a Capitol Hill staffer Tuesday morning explaining the process for registering an unborn fetus for a White House tour: We have received a number of calls regarding how to enter security information for a baby that has not yet...
  • Daily Kos Announces: 'The Fetus Is a Parasite'

    04/20/2012 8:51:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 4/20/2012 | Tim Graham
    There are times when you glance at the leftist Daily Kos blog and wonder if they're being sabotaged from the inside. Case in point: a blog titled "The fetus is a parasite." "Sasharusha" blogs "back to the whole fetus= parasite thing. That is how I see them. I don't see them as cute and cuddly. I see them as terrifying and scary. I see pregnancy the same way. Here are some examples on how pregnancy is a parasitic relationship: The Z/E/F sucks the nutrients from the mother. The "relationship" only benefits the fetus. The mother's organs and body parts become...
  • The Myth of "Fetal Pain"

    03/17/2012 11:26:27 PM PDT · by Rabin · 32 replies · 1+ views
    LJWorld.com ^ | March 10, 2012 at 3:06 p.m. | Cait48
    A number of state legislatures are passing legislation outlawing abortion after the twentieth week on the basis of "fetal pain". This is just one of many, unscientifically founded assertions regarding abortion that are being codified into our laws in different states. Part of the misunderstanding of "fetal pain" has to do with the idea that a developing fetus feels pain the way an adult feels pain. This is an impossibility.
  • Obama agency rules Pepsi use of cells derived from aborted fetus ‘ordinary business’

    03/05/2012 2:19:36 PM PST · by NYer · 67 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 5, 2012 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    LARGO, FL, March 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Pepsi Company, which is set to release the new product Pepsi Next in the coming weeks, is facing a more robust boycott as pro-life activists protest the company use of cells derived from an aborted fetus in flavor-enhancing research. But Pepsi has succeeded, with help from the Obama Administration, in keeping its controversial operations from consideration by its shareholders. In a decision delivered Feb 28th, President ObamaÂ’s Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that PepsiCoÂ’s use of cells derived from aborted fetal remains in their research and development agreement with Senomyx to...
  • China’s New Lucrative Business: Dead Babies Turn into Stamina Booster Pills

    08/06/2011 10:58:46 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    IBTimes ^ | 08/05/11
    China’s New Lucrative Business: Dead Babies Turn into Stamina Booster Pills August 5, 2011 6:51 PM EDT A South Korean SBS TV documentary team accuses Chinese pharmaceutical companies of selling dead baby pills as stamina boosters. (Photo: SBS) The ground baby powder is put in the capsule, ready to be sold as stamina enhancer, according to the SBS team. The team reveals that the truth behind the dead baby pill is horrific and disturbing. Chinese hospitals and abortion clinics that are connected to the business immediately notify pharmaceutical companies when a baby dies, mostly because of a still birth or...
  • Controversial Louisiana rep. proposes bill to ban all state abortion

    05/03/2011 7:37:04 PM PDT · by topher · 4 replies
    METAIRIE, Louisiana, May 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Controversial Louisiana state Representative John LaBruzzo filed legislation recently that would ban all abortions in the state. House Bill 587 redefines feticide as the “killing of an unborn child by the act, procurement, or culpable omission of a person… including the mother of the unborn child.” Under the bill, doctors and even the mother of the child could face prison sentences for between 5 and 10 years for their involvement in an abortion procedure, although LaBruzzo has said the inclusion of the mother was an error that will be corrected. He maintains his...
  • Company Uses Cells From Abortions to Test Artificial Flavors

    03/29/2011 1:38:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | March 29, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    A pro-life group that monitors the use of cells from babies victimized by abortions is today highlighting a biotech company, Senomyx, which it says produces artificial flavor enhancers using aborted fetal cell lines to test their products.The group Children of God for Life is calling for a public boycott of major food companies partnering with Senomyx.Debi Vinnedge, the director of the pro-life organization, tells LifeNews.com today that, in 2010, her group wrote to Senomyx CEO Kent Snyder and pointed out that moral options for testing their food additives could and should be used. But when Senomyx ignored her letter, the...
  • Teen in Arizona attacked pregnant friend, tried to cut baby out of her womb, police say

    03/10/2011 12:04:21 PM PST · by presidio9 · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, March 10th 2011 | Philip Caulfield
    A baby-crazed teen in Arizona has admitted attacking her nine-month-pregnant friend and trying to the cut the unborn child out of her womb, Arizona police said. Firefighters nabbed Kassandra Toruga, 18, of Maricopa in her friend's home Feb. 16 with two big butcher's knives, scissors, diapers and a big bag of baby clothes, local police said. Cops said Toruga admitted she planned to kill her pal and perform a gruesome, amateur C-section because she wanted a baby of her own. The teen was so obsessed that she told friends she was pregnant and even used an ultrasound image as her...
  • Unborn child to 'testify' on Ohio abortion bill

    03/01/2011 2:17:44 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | February 28, 2011 | JULIE CARR SMYTH
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A fetus has been scheduled as a legislative witness in Ohio on a unique bill that proposes outlawing abortions after the first heartbeat can be medically detected.Faith2Action, the anti-abortion group that has targeted Ohio to pilot the measure, called the in-utero witness the youngest to ever come before the House Health Committee at 9 weeks old.Faith2Action president Janet Folger Porter said the intent is to show lawmakers who will be affected by the bill, which abortion rights groups oppose. Ohio Right to Life has not endorsed the measure.An aide to committee Chairman Lynn Wachtmann said a pregnant...
  • Governor Palin agrees to appease PETA (/s)

    12/21/2010 7:15:48 PM PST · by DWar · 5 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | 12/21/2010 | Kevin DuJan
    This is one of those jokes against the Left that really smacks hard, because it hits unapologetically at the core of who these people are. Honestly, the more I read and research in politics, the more I come to one very simplistic conclusion: the Left is really and truly just evil. Watch the clip. Get the joke. Then tell us how it makes you feel. It’s jarring to see this put so clearly, distinctly, and openly. I think this needs to happen more often so regular people can see the Left — in all its forms, like PETA — for...
  • Stem Cell Research: Adults Only?

    08/24/2010 6:23:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 24, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Bioethics: A federal judge rules that the administration violated congressional intent when it lifted restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. No, this will not usher in a new dark age. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth was striking enough. Lamberth said that when President Obama lifted Bush administration restrictions on ESCR, he violated the Dickey-Wicker Amendment. First passed in 1996, and passed every year as part of the federal budget, Dickey-Wicker blocks federal funds for stem cell research in which human embryos are destroyed. Perhaps more striking is the press coverage of Lamberth's ruling. The...
  • Foetus cell injections give hope to Parkinson's sufferers (abortion as a commodity)

    07/02/2010 1:00:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Mail Online ^ | July 1, 2010 | Sophie Borland
    A treatment for Parkinson's disease that involves injecting patients' brains with cells from aborted foetuses could bring hope to thousands of sufferers. It was first tested more than 20 years ago and hailed as a cure before being abandoned because of devastating side effects. Many of the human guinea pigs lost control of their bodies and experienced writhing and jerking movements for the rest of their lives. Now scientists say they have found a way to control these side effects, which will give hope to many sufferers - such as Hollywood star Michael J Fox and boxing legend Muhammad Ali....
  • U.D. man charged in rape of girlfriend's sister

    06/01/2010 10:44:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 792+ views
    Delco Times ^ | June 01, 2010 | LINDA REILLY
    UPPER DARBY – A township man is facing rape charges after he was identified through forensic DNA testing of the victim’s aborted fetus, according to police. The victim, 19, reported an alleged rape by her sister’s boyfriend and the accused denied the charges. “This was her word against his,” Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. “If we didn’t have DNA technology, there would be no proof because he emphatically denied having any kind of sexual contact with the victim. When the DNA came back, it was his baby.” Samuel Nyenka, 26, of the 200 block of Sherbrook Boulevard, Upper Darby, was...
  • VIRGINIA PRINCIPAL IS PLACED ON LEAVE FOR DISTRIBUTING FETUS DOLLS TO STUDENTS

    05/24/2010 3:58:41 AM PDT · by Soothesayer · 16 replies · 864+ views
    "Some people think that my life began at birth, but my life's journey began long before I was born."
  • Va. principal on leave over fetus dolls

    05/21/2010 3:25:31 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 15 replies · 669+ views
    http://voices.washingtonpost.com ^ | May 21, 2010 | Monica Norton
    The principal of Oakwood Elementary School was put on administrative leave Friday as school officials continued their investigation of plastic human fetus dolls given to students by an employee. It was not known if Principal Sheila Tillett Holas knew about the dolls or approved the distribution, The Virginia-Pilot reports. The employee who gave the students the dolls was put on administrative leave Thursday. Elementary students given fetus dolls 12:25 p.m. A Virginia school employee was place on administrative leave Thursday after reports that the worker distributed plastic human fetus dolls to students at an elementary school. The Virginian-Pilot reports that...
  • Vaccines made with fetal cells causing autism?

    04/21/2010 4:41:00 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 22 replies · 1,027+ views
    Jill Stanek ^ | 4-21-10 | Jill Stanek
    Well, hm. I've never heard this angle before, but it makes total, creepy sense. An EPA study published February 16 in Environmental Science & Technology (pdf of study here) found that a marked increase in the incidence of autism began in 1988. See its table above; click to enlarge. The study found, "Although the debate about the nature of increasing autism continues, the potential for this increase to be real and involve exogenous environmental stressors exists." According to the April newsletter of the Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute, this is the year the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices added a 2nd...
  • Breaking News: First-Ever Abortion Ban Based on Fetal Pain Passes in Nebraska

    04/13/2010 3:25:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 127 replies · 3,336+ views
    Life Site News ^ | April 13, 2010 | Peter J. Smith
    OMAHA, Nebraska, April 13, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Nebraska legislature has given final approval to a new law banning abortion after 20 weeks gestation on the basis that an unborn child feels pain at that age. The new law is the first of its kind in the United States and pro-life advocates believe it could pose a direct and historic challenge to the 1973 Roe v. Wade case, which deprived the states the power to regulate or restrict abortion.The “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (LB 1103), authored by Speaker Mike Flood, passed Tuesday on the third and final reading...
  • Pro-abortion arguments refuted:

    01/18/2010 6:57:31 PM PST · by Keli Kilohana · 20 replies · 669+ views
    Mountain Manna ^ | 1/19/10 | Pastor Terry Hagedorn
    To the Editor: Pro-abortion people say dumb things: "Abortion isn’t killing. A fetus isn’t alive, it’s just tissue." Yet, how can something that’s growing not be alive? Biology says that the fetus is alive, and abortion makes it dead. Isn’t that killing? "A fetus isn’t human." What is it? A dog? A fish? A rutabaga? If a being has human parents, isn’t it human? If it isn't a baby human, the woman is not pregnant. "Abortion just terminates a pregnancy." No! Childbirth terminates a pregnancy, is abortion the same as childbirth? "A fetus is just a microscopic piece of tissue."...
  • California's Proposition 71 Failure

    01/12/2010 5:53:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,728+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 12, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Bioethics: Five years after a budget-busting $3 billion was allocated to embryonic stem cell research, there have been no cures, no therapies and little progress. So supporters are embracing research they once opposed. California's Proposition 71 was intended to create a $3 billion West Coast counterpart to the National Institutes of Health, empowered to go where the NIH could not — either because of federal policy or funding restraints on biomedical research centered on human embryonic stem cells. Supporters of the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, passed in 2004, held out hopes of imminent medical miracles that were...
  • Researchers at FORD are trying to protect pregnant drivers

    11/29/2009 12:44:40 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies · 786+ views
    USA Today | 11.29.09 | Sharon Silke Carty
    Researchers trying to protect pregnant drivers
  • Baby Boy Gives Two-Finger Salute To The World... From Inside The WOMB

    11/09/2009 10:03:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies · 2,124+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 09th, 2009
    Baby Boy Gives Two-Finger Salute To The World... From Inside The WOMB DAILY MAIL REPORTER 09th November 2009 If Owen Skeffington grows up to show a lack of respect for authority, his parents can hardly complain that he didn't warn them. A scan taken at 27 weeks clearly shows the infant raising two fingers to the camera. Such was the hilarity at Royal Preston Hospital that the sonographer asked permission of his parents, Owen senior and Kelly, to put the picture on the wall. The 4D scan image of baby Owen Patrick Skeffington sticking his two fingers up to the...