Category: Sanctity of Life

New Jersey Temporarily Halts Aid-in-Dying Law

A New Jersey judge has put a hold on the state law allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending medications, which went into effect Aug. 1.

The temporary restraining order issued Wednesday prevents doctors from writing fatal prescriptions until at least Oct. 23, said Richard W. Grohmann, a lawyer at Smith & Associates in Bloomfield. The firm filed

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Gay Marriage Cake: Customer Takes Case to European Court

Lawyers representing a man from Northern Ireland who sued a bakery for refusing to make a cake with pro-gay marriage message are going to Europe to challenge a supreme court ruling that its evangelical Christian owners had a right to refuse to bake it.

Belfast human rights law firm Phoenix Law confirmed on Thursday it had been instructed by Gareth Lee to take his case to the European court of human rights (ECHR).

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Georgia Unveils Legal Arguments for Protecting for Protecting Fetal Heartbeat Law

Georgia unveiled the legal arguments it will use to defend its “heartbeat bill” against legal challenges Monday, telling an Atlanta federal court the state has a substantial interest in protecting life.

Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the fetal heartbeat bill, H.B. 481, May 7, which outlaws abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Critics argue a heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks and many women do not know they are pregnant at that stage.

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A Culture Of Life Requires Better Care For Mothers With Pregnancy Complications

When those in the pro-life movement think of babies losing their lives, they immediately think of abortion. The focus is almost exclusively on the deliberate choices that lead to the death of an unborn child. Rarely talked about is another type of death that is occurring and devastating families — deaths we may be able to prevent.

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Abortions Rose 4% in Georgia Last Year, That’s Why the Legislature Passed an Abortion Ban

Georgia saw a devastating increase in the number of unborn babies who were aborted in 2018, according to new state health department data.

The news comes just a few months after state lawmakers passed a heartbeat law that would end most abortions in the state. If enacted, it could save tens of thousands of babies’ lives every year.

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State records reveal extent of botched abortions, as GOP reps push ‘born-alive’ protection law

At least 40 babies were born alive after botched abortions across three states since 2016, according to state health data that offers a glimpse into the extent of an issue that lawmakers have fiercely debated in recent months.

The data on babies surviving abortions is compiled on a mandatory basis by only a handful of states. What is available reflects a scenario that is rare but frequent enough to prompt proposals at the state and federal level for born-alive infant protection laws – especially in the wake of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s controversial comments on the subject earlier this year.

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Mom of Brain-Injured 5-Year-Old: Docs Want to Pull Plug to Save ‘Resources’

Shelina Begum believes that doctors wish to stop the life support of her brain-injured five-year-old daughter to save “resources.”

“I have received various internal information that it all boils down to resources,” she told the hosts of the Good Morning Britain talk show yesterday.“They are not prepared to give Tafida another six months even though a top independent neurologist has confirmed that Tafida needs time.”

The attorney and mother of two appeared on television yesterday to bring her five-year-old daughter’s case to the British public. Minimally conscious Tafida Raqeeb is in danger of her life because doctors at the National Health Service’s Royal London Hospital believe that it is in her best interest to be removed from life support and left to die.

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BBC Reporter Stunned as Top US Abortionist Admits He’s a ‘baby’ killer

It is this ongoing battle that brought BBC reporter Hilary Andersson to the United States, and she crisscrossed America interviewing both pro-lifers and abortion activists for a July 22 thirty minute report titled America’s Abortion War. To her credit, Andersson was obviously attempting to be as fair as possible—she confronted politicians on whether they would prevent abortion in the case of rape, but also interviewed a pro-life activist who had adopted a girl with multiple health issues who had been conceived in rape, giving these “exceptions” a human face.

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Most Kids On Medicaid Who Are Prescribed ADHD Drugs Don’t Get Proper Follow-Up

Most children enrolled in Medicaid who get a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder don’t get timely or appropriate treatment afterward. That’s the conclusion of a report published Thursday by a federal watchdog agency, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General.

“Nationwide, there were 500,000 Medicaid-enrolled children newly prescribed an ADHD medication who did not receive any timely follow-up care,” says Brian Whitley, a regional inspector general with OIG. The report analyzed Medicaid claims data from 2014 and 2015.

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