$50 Million Awarded in Wrongful Birth Case

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Two weeks ago I told you about a New Zealand couple who won an appeals court ruling in their “wrongful birth” lawsuit. Shortly after publishing that story, a couple in Washington State was awarded $50 million, the state’s largest ever individual award, for a wrongful birth case. Knowing that there was a 50-50 chance that their offspring would be born … Read More

Another Wrongful Birth “Victory”

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In New Zealand: parents of a child with spina bifida could receive an ACC payout after successfully arguing they were denied the chance to abort their daughter. Doctors missed signs of the defect in the foetus during a 20-week scan. The couple said they would have terminated the pregnancy had they known the daughter, who was born in 2007, had … Read More

Good News About Down Syndrome

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  In recent years, modern academics have managed to recast “eugenics” as a positive term, distinguishing their vision from past government-mandated eugenics policies. The emphasis now is on “selective reproduction” and the parents’ “choice” to decide what kind of child they want to have. The result has been a search and destroy mission to wipe people with Down syndrome off … Read More

The Catholic Church Cannot Get You Pregnant

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A few weeks ago we ran an article at Catholic Lane about new data on why women have abortions. Someone choosing to go by the name “choiceone” left the following brilliant comment (click both images to enlarge): Poor dear. She(?) thought she was so clever. I love the response from my EIC predecessor at Catholic Lane: As hard as it … Read More

Camels, Cartoons and Plan B

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Population Research Council has released a new video using cartoons to break down the complexities of pregnancy, illustrating how the drug affects ovulation, conception, and implantation. Characters on camels represent the sperm and their journey, while a lumbering elephant carrying a round little figure represent the female egg and its journey. Palaces, dust storms, and even an Oregon Trail video … Read More

Gosnell Convicted

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In case you missed it yesterday: A Philadelphia jury has found late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell guilty of murdering three of four babies in his capital murder trial. He is also guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 abortion death of Karnamaya Mongar, a 41-year-old legal immigrant who died when his untrained staff administered an overdose of sedatives. The jury found … Read More

Contraception Confusion: The Morning After Pill

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Well, this has been a bit of an eye-opener for me. Many of you may have heard that bishops in Germany approved use of the “Morning After pill” (MAP) to treat victims of rape. Swiss bishops recently made a similar announcement recently. Naturally, many pro-lifers and faithful Catholics — myself included — were wondering what, exactly, these bishops were thinking … Read More

‘Solar Suitcase’ Saving Moms, Babies During Childbirth

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For years we’ve been hearing that Africa “needs” widespread access to abortion and contraception services to combat the problem of maternal deaths. Here’s a thought, why not instead try to improve healthcare over there and the technology needed to help give birth? One woman is doing just that. Dr. Laura Stachel is literally shedding some much needed light on labor … Read More

Abortion is Not the Only Pro-Life Battle Before Us

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Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins writes at HLI’s Truth and Charity Forum: I’m not saying to abandon the use of the term “pro-life” altogether, but we must realize that the term “pro-life” allows the person using it to give it their own definition. For me and others I work with, it means that we are dedicated to … Read More

Malala Yousufzai: Recovering Well, Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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What happy news! 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October, has been discharged from a British hospital after undergoing a successful surgery to reconstruct her skull and help her to restore her hearing. In even more happy news, Yousufzai has been formally nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. Her … Read More