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Woman gives birth to rare identical triplets

A couple in Texas welcomed three baby girls this month— identical triplets— a one in a million occurrence.

Catalina, Ximena, and Scarlett were born at 34 weeks gestation via C-section. The babies are doing well, although Scarlett and Ximena are conjoined at the pelvis – a one in 50 million occurrence.  Their parents, Silvia Hernandez and Raul Torres, also have a two-year-old son.

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Pro-life center plans to open 10 feet from abortion clinic

They call it “hope in the heart of hell.” Seneca Choices for Life in Columbus, GA, is a pregnancy resource center (PRC) not even a year old, but its quest is to move in next door to the Columbus Women’s Health Organization. Only 10 feet would separate death and life, and Seneca says that’s really the choice.

Responding to current pressures to be “neutral” in its approach as a PRC serving pregnant women, the center is not backing down: “Seneca believes it is time that a pregnancy resource center boldly presents itself to the community as a pro-life option that wants to rid the community of the intolerance of abortion.”

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Baby George only lived for 165 days, but his parents hope his life will change yours

Oana and Alex Papaconstatinou were happily awaiting the birth of their second child: a brother for their daughter Emma. But during the pregnancy, Oana had this strange feeling that her baby was in pain.

“I remember feeling sort of odd one day during my pregnancy; it was less that I was uncomfortable and more that I thought my baby was in pain,” she told the Mirror. “It was a really strange feeling and it unsettled me.”

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Director of shoddy Virginia abortion mill angry about life-saving abortion regulations

Rosemary Codding is the policy director for the Falls Church Healthcare Center in Virginia. And she wants everyone to feel sorry for her, since she has to abide by increased regulations implemented by the state of Virginia. For pro-abortion extremists, this is apparently the worst thing ever, having to actually practice medicine in safe and sanitary conditions. For Codding, she says it might put her clinic out of business.

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Post-abortive father reveals his pain in Esquire article

Among pro-lifers, it is well-known that many women suffer emotionally after their abortions. A previous Live Action article about post-abortion women and suicide mentioned two studies that found that women who aborted had a six to seven times higher suicide rate than women who did not.

There are many support groups and outreaches to women who have had abortions, and their testimonies of loss and regret appear all over the Internet.

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Alice Moore, 13 months who was born with the rare disease Treacher Collins Syndrome pictured with her dad Simon who has the same condition. See MASONS story MNFACE: A new dad with a severe facial disfigurement has defended his decision to have a baby daughter with the same condition. Simon Moore, 30, who is also profoundly deaf, has always been bullied and would hide indoors to avoid the stares of strangers.  His life changed when his hearing dog Foggy, introduced him to Vicky, 36, at a sign language class five years ago and the pair married in 2012. They wanted a family so started IVF and made the decision to keep baby Alice when tests showed she also had the condition known as Treacher Collins Syndrome (TC). They had been offered a special IVF process which included state-of-the-art preimplantation genetic diagnosis to screen for the TC gene that Simon carried. The treatment would search for and destroy any embryos that carried the faulty gene. But after speaking to their family they opted for traditional IVF because they feared the screening process could leave them with no embryos.

Father with facial deformity says of his daughter with the same condition: ‘She’s beautiful’

Like so many couples, Simon Moore and his wife, Vicky, wanted to have a baby. Unlike most couples, the Moores faced some tough decisions along the way— decisions that would have society judging and condemning them.

Simon Moore, 30, has Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects facial structure and hearing. Individuals with TC are born with craniofacial disfigurements, including the absence of cheekbones and eyes that droop.

Alice Moore, 13 months who was born with the rare disease Treacher Collins Syndrome - her father Simon Moore, 30 also has the disease. Simon's wife Vicky Moore, 36 had IVF treatment to help conceive Alice as they so wanted to start a family together. See MASONS story MNFACE: A new dad with a severe facial disfigurement has defended his decision to have a baby daughter with the same condition. Simon Moore, 30, who is also profoundly deaf, has always been bullied and would hide indoors to avoid the stares of strangers.  His life changed when his hearing dog Foggy, introduced him to Vicky, 36, at a sign language class five years ago and the pair married in 2012. They wanted a family so started IVF and made the decision to keep baby Alice when tests showed she also had the condition known as Treacher Collins Syndrome (TC). They had been offered a special IVF process which included state-of-the-art preimplantation genetic diagnosis to screen for the TC gene that Simon carried. The treatment would search for and destroy any embryos that carried the faulty gene. But after speaking to their family they opted for traditional IVF because they feared the screening process could leave them with no embryos.

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Raped by her brother at 11, courageous girl rejected abortion

Tressa Middleton didn’t grow up in a stable home. Her mother was homeless, and because of that, Middleton and her brother, Jason, were split up into foster care.

After a year, the family was reunited; however, Middleton began drinking around age eight, and spent time with people in their 20s. When that was discovered, she was once again taken from her mother, however, it wasn’t long until she was placed back into her care.

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Raped at 16, mother reunites 77 years later with the baby she placed for adoption

It was 1928 and 16-year-old Minka Disbrow was picnicking in the woods with a friend when three men approached. One of the men acted as the lookout. The other two men raped them.

A few months later, Disbrow, described as an innocent farm girl, discovered she was pregnant.

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Pro-abortion writer: There should be more abortions

How many times have you heard a pro-abortion person say that abortion should be rare? The oft-repeated words, notably spoken by pro-abortion president, Bill Clinton, are “safe, legal, and rare.”

Pro-abortion advocates often say this because it makes them look like moderates. But they are also acknowledging that they, like most people, feel uncomfortable about abortion. They may say that abortion should only be a last resort for women, but the policies they support, namely, abortion without any restrictions, actually encourage abortions to be more common.

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Former Planned Parenthood manager: Abortion stops a beating heart

In April of 1991, Sue Thayer took a job with Planned Parenthood in the small community of Storm Lake, Iowa. She was against abortion, but she didn’t know Planned Parenthood was anything more than a health care facility. She was unaware of their focus on abortion.

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Sue Thayer (Photo from prolifeaction.org)

“I thought it would be a great place to work in order to help women,” Thayer said. “I got an entry level job as a family planning assistant.”

Within a short period of time, the manager of the Planned Parenthood clinic, who was on maternity leave, decided not to return to the clinic. Thayer applied for the job. At the interview, the regional director of Planned Parenthood asked Thayer what she thought of Planned Parenthood’s surgical services.

Thayer replied that she was unaware of any surgical services and asked what the term meant. The director explained that Planned Parenthood does abortions at the Des Moines center. When asked what she thought of that, Thayer replied, “Well, it’s murder. It stops a beating heart.”

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CareNet launches ‘Tapestry for Life’ and wants your stories and photos celebrating life

In our society a picture of an adorable baby with a clever saying can go viral overnight. What makes the pictures and words of strangers so appealing?

Social media sites like Facebook and Instagram are extremely popular because they allow us to share our special moments while enjoying the memories of others. A picture of a husband surprising his wife on her birthday can bring great joy and encouragement to thousands of people who’ve never even met the couple.

CareNet, a network of over 1,000 Pregnancy Care centers in the U.S. is tapping into this love we have for creating and sharing memories. From this past Mother’s Day to Father’s Day 2015 CareNet is inviting pro-life individuals and families to add their pictures to a ‘Tapestry for Life.’

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Grieving mother shares photos of son miscarried at 17 weeks to show his humanity

Natasha was completely shocked to find out she was pregnant. The mother of four from Massachusetts was still nursing her youngest son when she realized another child was on its way.

Although the pregnancy was a surprise, Natasha and her husband, Mark, were excited over the idea of having two children so close together. Their youngest son, Benjamin, and their new preborn baby would be just 21 months apart. The couple was grateful for another addition to their beautiful family.n family

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