Category: Sanctity of Life

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Bill to Stop Infanticide, Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortion

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law Friday to provide stronger protections to infants who survive abortions.

“Children who survive an abortion should be, and now will be, protected and given lifesaving care in Texas,” Texas Values Action wrote on Twitter in celebration of the news.

Texas House Bill 16, sponsored by Republican state Rep. Jeff Leach, requires abortion practitioners to provide basic medical care to infants who survive abortions. It allows third-degree felony charges and a fine of up to $100,000 for violations.

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Blue ribbon Canadian panel proposes guidelines for euthanasia and organ donation

nterest in organ donation with euthanasia is growing in Canada. Although it is still not legal or approved by medical authorities, leading experts in transplant medicine have published guidelines for administering it in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

The authors include health professionals from Canadian Blood Services, the Canadian Critical Care Society, the Canadian Society of Transplantation and the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses. The panel was led by Dr James Downar, an critical and palliative care specialist and a supporter of medical aid in dying (MAID), Canada’s term for euthanasia and assisted suicide.

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Some States Expanding Abortion Access

When an abortion law makes headlines in 2019, it’s usually as a ban.

Aggressive abortion restrictions have passed in numerous states in recent months, with some banning the procedure at six weeks or even earlier.

But earlier this month, Maine’s Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed into law a bill that will actually expand abortion access in the state by allowing nurse practitioners and physician assistants, not just doctors, to perform the procedure. As clinics in other states are at risk of closing, the Maine law will increase the number of clinics able to perform abortions.

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A Case of Stolen Jurisprudence in Kansas

Kansas’s Supreme Court randomly festooned its recent decision on abortion with impressive terms, without making the slightest effort to learn the terms’ meanings. The court identifies “common law” with judicial opinions and thus shoehorns innovative judicial decisions into its discussion of “natural rights.”

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Conflict of Pinterest

People come to Pinterest for all kinds of things. But apparently, there’s one thing users won’t find on the app — and that’s tolerance. It was supposed to be a harmless site, a place for swapping recipes and planning kitchen remodels. Now we know: even the most innocuous platforms aren’t immune from Big Tech’s censorship. And if that’s the case, conservatives are in trouble. Because the problem just got a whole lot worse than we thought.

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Funding door closes on foetal tissue research in US

The Trump Administration has effectively shut down medical research using foetal tissue from elective abortions. Since last September the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been reviewing all contracts by its agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health, which involved foetal tissue. This week it announced that it would no longer fund research using foetal tissue.

“Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very top priorities of President Trump’s administration” the HHS declared. “Intramural research that requires new acquisition of fetal tissue from elective abortions will not be conducted.”

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Illinois governor signs ‘radical’ abortion expansion, but pro-life leaders predict backlash

Illinois’ new abortion law is a “death penalty” for the unborn and will add to pro-life momentum across the U.S., critics said after Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the bill into law on Wednesday.

“The bill Illinois lawmakers passed is so radical, they even went out of their way to repeal the state’s ban on barbaric partial-birth abortions,” charged Jill Stanek, an Illinois native and former nurse who is now the Susan B. Anthony List’s national campaign chair.

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