Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pro-Life News, Oct. 10, 2013

California Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Nurses to Do Abortions California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law legislation to allow nurses to do abortions. Dave Andrusko of National Right to Life has more: Under AB 154 (authored by California Assembly member Toni Atkins), physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives will perform first-trimester aspiration abortions. (These non-physicians already are allowed to administer chemical abortifacients.) The rationale, as always, is that there is not enough “access” to abortion. The cover story is that first-trimester abortion is so safe practically anyone can perform one. Read More

British Woman Dies From Aggressive Infection After Using RU 486 Abortion Drug A 31-year-old U.K. woman has died of an aggressive and rare infection after using mifepristone (Abortion Pill, RU-486) and misoprostol as reproductive healthcare providers and researchers continue to unravel the association of fatal infections linked to medical abortions. (1) A case report published in the July 2013 issue of Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology confirms the discovery of the first known global death case of “Fatal Clostridium septicum following medical termination of pregnancy.” Read More

Church Attendance a Big Reason Why a Majority of Americans Pro-Life on Abortion In August, the Pew Research Foundation released survey results which focused on the morality of abortion, and indicate that just about half of the population (49%) views abortion as flat-out immoral. But that does NOT mean that the remaining 51% view having an abortion as a morally acceptable choice. In fact, only 15% of Americans consider having an abortion morally acceptable, according to the survey, while 23% hold that it is not a moral issue.Read More

Retired Abortion Doc: Pro-Life Movement and Abortion Stigma are Stronger Than Ever On September 29, Live Action writer Cassy Fiano talked about an article in which late-term abortionist Susan Robinson said that abortion providers deal with a lot of stigma from other doctors. Robinson is not the only abortionist who has discussed the stigma that abortionists face. The pro-abortion website Jezebel also addressed the issue in an interview with retired abortionist Dr. Robert Livingston. Read More

Research Shows Unborn Baby Can Anticipate Her Own Movements in the Womb Using remarkable technology to eavesdrop on the unborn child, it seems as if every day in every way we find that he or she is a remarkable human being. One study builds on another on another, and so forth, showing ever-greater complexity. Using 4-dimensional ultrasound, a few months ago researchers from Durham and Lancaster Universities published a study of 15 healthy unborn babies that showed how the child’s facial expressions develop and become more complex as the baby grows. On the scans you can see recognizable facial expressions including what can only be described as a smile, followed by even more complex multi-dimensional expressions. Read More

Pro-Life Activist Changes the World One Person at a Time If you’ve ever wondered if you can make a difference in the pro-life movement, this is for you! Working with the student and community distributors for The Advocate, Live Action‘s student publication, I have the privilege of seeing all sorts of stories come through my inbox. Read More

How You Can Reach Out to Abortion Vulnerable Women Online A reader asked me for some tips for reaching out to pregnant, abortion vulnerable women in internet forums, and she gave me permission to share with you my response. Here’s an edited version of the question that was sent to me. (All names have been changed to protect their privacy.) Read More

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