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Incredible display of miscarried babies shows the humanity of preborn children

OMSI Prenatal Exhibit

Trigger warning: This post details our experience of going to a museum exhibit that featured preserved bodies of actual miscarried unborn children. None of them were aborted. Their bodies are whole and carefully preserved. Depending on your sensibilities/past experiences, the descriptions and/or pictures of the exhibit that I’ve included may be a trigger for you.

Last year during my first speaking trip in Portland somebody told me that I couldn’t leave without seeing the Prenatal Exhibit at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, or OMSI.

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Las Vegas high school latest to be accused of discriminating against pro-life student

West Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada, may be ranked as one of America’s Best High Schools, but if pro-life rankings came into play, that rating would plummet.

A sophomore at West Career and Technical Academy is the latest student to be denied the right to start a pro-life club because it’s too “controversial” and exclusive.

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Heath White completely changed his mind about his daughter with Down syndrome and regrets pushing his wife to abort her.

These babies could have been aborted after 20 weeks, but their parents chose life

In the wake of the U.S. House’s passage of the 20-week abortion ban, abortion advocates are calling something “cruel” and “disgusting.”

You’d think the cruel and disgusting things to discuss would be dismemberment abortion (which, yes, literally does rip babies apart, piece by piece), the thousands of these kind of abortions that are performed around the nation every year, or perhaps all the babies who are currently aborted and left to die after they survive. Continue reading

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Pro-life students in Fargo win their battle for recognized pro-life clubs

In Fargo, many more students will now have the opportunity to learn about the value and dignity of the preborn because two teenagers fought for their right to stand for life.

After a long battle with the Fargo school district, students at two of the districts high schools have prevailed. The Thomas More Society has reported that both the schools in question have officially recognized the pro-life clubs. It said, “Both schools have now approved the pro-life clubs. Davies Teens for Life members already held their first meeting, and Brigid is planning the first Spartans for Life meeting for next week.”

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Nurse quits after witnessing abortion of a 4-pound baby girl

The essay “Products of Conception” is a first-hand account from a nurse who worked in a hospital that did abortions. It’s appeared in a little-known book called “The Abortion Debate: TCU Voices,” which was released in 2012.  

Nurse Bonnie L. McClory was an obstetric technician in the Labor and Delivery unit of what she calls a “large metropolitan hospital.” She was pursuing a nursing degree and taking a class that would prepare her to work on the floor where babies were delivered. Sometimes the babies were delivered alive. Other times, the babies were delivered dead – the victims of saline abortions done at the hospital.

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Is China’s pledge to fight sex-selective abortion another empty promise?

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Photo courtesy of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers

China’s official state news service, Xinhua, ran a story earlier this month about the Chinese government’s new pledge to crack down on sex-selective abortion.

The article laments problematic skewed gender ratios and blames the selective abortion of baby girls. It describes a campaign to “clampdown on illegal prenatal gender tests and sex-selective abortions.”

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‘Face’ of Hobby Lobby case honored with religious freedom medal

You may not know her name, but you certainly know her impact. She’s the face of Hobby Lobby, the face of the successful fight for religious freedom. Barbara Green received the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty’s Canterbury Medal for her “courageous defense of religious liberty during Burwell v. Hobby Lobby,” the organization said. Her work will surely pave the way for others to stand up for their conscience rights.

Joining such honorees as Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel and Prison Fellowship Founder, the late Charles Colson, Green was honored at the organization’s dinner this past week. The Becket Fund says, “The Canterbury Medal recognizes courage in the defense of religious liberty and is given annually to a leading figure who champions a robust role for religion in society.”

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Do fetal abnormality diagnoses justify later-term abortions? Some think so

Last week’s shocking story of a mom who paid $25,000 to kill her 8-month-old disabled preborn baby is, perhaps, one of the most extreme cases of a late-term abortion justification, but it’s not the only one, as a controversy in Texas shows.

The Dallas Morning News reports this week on Nicole Stewart, who is angry that a Texas legislator is trying to pass a ban on abortions past the 20-week mark. She says her abortion at 22 weeks was necessary. The News reports;

“Stewart and her husband were excited to visit their doctor in 2013 to learn that the baby they were expecting was a boy. But they left with a grave prognosis: Routine skull measurements were troubling, and it appeared part of the baby’s brain never developed. Continue reading

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Mother pays $25,000 to kill her 8-month-old disabled baby

A story on Yahoo! Parenting tells of a woman who chose to have an abortion at 36 weeks, believing it was the right choice for her situation. Writer Rachel Bertsche shares the story of Kate, a 29-year-old mother outside Boston, who had a late-term abortion after she learned her daughter had a brain abnormality. Kate chose abortion even after she was offered adoption as an option.

The story is heartbreaking— almost like a woman who had a miscarriage and is grieving. But despite the circumstance of a baby who suffered from a brain malformation, the truth of the matter is that Kate and her husband opted to kill their daughter.

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When doctors are wrong: The inspirational story of Kathleen Habig

I met Kathleen at last year’s Values Voter Summit. I was working the Live Action Table, and although thousands of people passed our table that day, I distinctly remember the ever-smiling, brilliant young woman with the dog tags stopping by to blow my mind with her inspirational story.

I figured I might share it with you all because it shows the world that every life is fruitful, and choosing abortion might rob the world of someone as amazing as Kathleen.

Thank goodness for her brave mother, Deborah. In the second month of her pregnancy with Kathleen, the membrane ruptured. That’s not supposed to happen until the baby is born, but for Kathleen, the amniotic sac tore way too early.

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California legislator introduces bill to stop forced abortion coverage

The state of California thinks churches should be forced to provide abortion coverage to its employees, no matter what its convictions, but one California legislator is trying to make sure that can’t happen.

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California Assemblywoman Shannon Grove introduced AB 1254 in an effort to stop the state from its strong-arm tactics that came when the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) issued a policy requiring mandatory abortion coverage on all of the insurance providers in the state.

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Abortionist who performed over 40,000 abortions becomes pro-life activist

It should have been a routine abortion in the early second trimester. The woman was having her ninth abortion, as former Serbian abortionist Stojan Adasevic describes in the documentary “The First Hour.”

Adasevic, who is now a pro-life leader in Serbia, had performed over 48,000 abortions before doubts about the procedure made him stop —other sources claim that number is closer to 60,000.

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