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OBGYN: Doctors who kill “kids” suffer emotional problems

Dr. Julius Butler, then professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, said the following about abortionists:

Remember, there is a human being at the other end of the table taking that kid apart. We’ve had guys drinking too much, taking drugs, even a suicide or two.

Note that he refers to a baby being aborted as “that kid” and not “that tissue” or “that collection of cells.”

The sight of baby body parts being pulled out of a woman can haunt  abortionists.

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10 amazing things that happen to babies before birth

With today’s modern technology and medical information, we have a real-time window into the womb. What happens to babies before birth – all the ways they move, grow, and change – is nothing short of amazing.

Here are just 10 things that happen to babies before birth. These 10 things demonstrate their uniqueness, value, and of course, their humanity.

What’s more, each of these 10 things happen in the first trimester – when approximately 90% of abortions in the U.S. occur.

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Social worker at Planned Parenthood center tells of ninth abortion

In this article about abortion, a reporter makes the following observations at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in New York called Margaret Sanger Center:

It is 3:30 and Nancy Todd, a social worker at Sanger, is exhausted. Today she saw a 14-year-old girl who came in for an abortion but knew nothing about what the procedure entailed. There was a woman in her late 20s who came in for her ninth abortion, with whom Todd had a long discussion about birth control.

Source: “Abortion in America, Focus on the City; Center’s Moments of Pain, Conflict, Relief” Newsday (New York) 1989

Read more about repeat abortions here.

Reprinted from Clinicquotes, with thanks to Life Dynamics

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“Father of Fetalogy” describes fetal development

Sir Albert William Liley is often called the “Father of Fetology” for all of his research in embryology and the development of the unborn baby. Here, he talks about fetal development:

The prerequisites for motion are the muscles and nerves. In the sixth to seventh week, nerves and muscles work together for the first time. If the area of the lips, the first to become sensitive to touch, is gently stroked, the child responds by bending the upper body to one side and making a quick backward motion with his arms.…

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After an abortion, woman has hands and feet amputated

In a horrific true story that illustrates how abortion hurts women, too, a French mother had both of her feet, her right forearm, and her left hand amputated after her abortion.

The woman, Priscilla Dray, suffered these injuries three years ago, in 2011. She has just gone public with her story as her efforts to sue the hospital that treated her have not yet succeeded.

Ms. Dray claims that the hospital did not administer antibiotics to her in time, thus allowing septicemia to rage unchecked in her body until portions of all four limbs had died, requiring amputation. The septicemia was caused by an infection from her abortion.

Ms. Dray was married and already the mother of children. She and her husband thought they did not need a fourth child, and so they agreed on abortion. Little did they know how drastically the abortion would change their lives forever.

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Baby’s heart surgery aided by 3D printing technology

A young baby’s heart defects have been treated thanks to a revolutionary technology doctors used to guide them smoothly through his surgery. In July, a 2-week-old who had been born with congenital heart defects received heart surgery at Presbyterian Morgan Stanley’s Children’s Hospital in New York.

The baby’s team of doctors used an MRI to collect data that was programmed into the 3D printer. The printer was then able to create a model of the baby’s heart, which served as a guide for the team to study in preparation for the baby’s surgery. They were able to see the defects and irregularities they would need to correct or work around. According to Marie Hatcher, who founded the charitable organization that funded the baby’s operation:

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Reversing RU-486: Mothers tell stories of hope

As soon as Rebekah Chaveste swallowed the RU-486 pill at a Planned Parenthood clinic, she regretted it. “I was crying and I was alone,” recalled Chaveste, a 20-year-college student who lives in the Sacramento area. “Thank God for smartphones,” she told Catholic San Francisco. Sitting in her car outside the Planned Parenthood, “I googled RU-486” and found a website for RU-486 reversals, abortionpillreversal.com.

Chaveste thought it was fake, but called anyway and even though the website was for an organization based in San Diego, the woman on the other end of the telephone found a doctor nearby to help her, Chaveste recalled.

Abortionpillreversal.com is a website of Culture of Life Family Services which has a nurse on call 24/7, a toll-free telephone number (877) 558-0333, and a network of 200 participating physicians around the country.

Miraculously Chaveste was able to save her baby – because of a recently developed medical protocol that has been able to save more than half of babies whose mothers had been administered the first pill for a RU-486 chemical abortion and received the reversal therapy. Chaveste’s son Zechariah turns 1 on Oct. 20.

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21% of women with extreme morning sickness have abortions but there is help

Women with hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), the condition Princess Kate has, suffer so terribly from the often undiagnosed and untreated condition that many of them choose to abort, not just once, but multiple times.

HG is a severe manifestation of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Women with the condition lose weight and struggle to maintain a normal life through months of constant nausea and vomiting. Out of fear for their babies’ health and their own lives, many women decide abortion is the only option.

HG effects only about .5-2% of pregnant women and therefore many times not even experienced obstetricians know the details about the condition. And unfortunately, many doctors think that women effected by HG are simply over exaggerating morning sickness. Melanie Metzbower was one of those women.

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Woman is first to receive next-generation stem cells

A Japanese woman has become the first person to receive stem cells created from her own skin cells. Called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS), these next-generation cells are so promising they earned their inventor a Nobel Prize, according to Nature: The International Weekly Journal of Science.

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First person screened for CF as an embryo in Ireland is born

Cork Fertility Centre in Ireland recently announced what they are calling the first successful birth of a baby screened for cystic fibrosis (CF) in the country. Lisa Cooke and Patrick Mullane are both carriers of the genetic condition and wanted to ensure they didn’t have a child with CF. In order to do so, they went to Cork Fertility Center, one of two sites that performs In Vitro Fertilization with Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis in Ireland. And their request was granted. One child, no CF, was born.

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Surprise, surprise: GAO report finds Obama broke promise on tax-funded abortions

In a bombshell revelation, a nonpartisan watchdog group has revealed that Obamacare insurance exchanges are using federal tax funding to cover elective abortions. As stalwart pro-lifer Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey summarizes it: “The [Government Accountability Office] has found ObamaCare massively funds abortion on demand.”

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Pro-lifers sue to stop Huntsville abortion center from re-opening

Pro-life advocates in Huntsville, Alabama are suing to try to prevent the city’s abortion center from re-opening near a middle school.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Madison County Circuit Court.  The lawsuit asks a judge to overturn an August 19 Huntsville Board of Zoning Adjustment vote, which upheld the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives’ business license.

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Women tell horror stories of abortions they had at Dr. Tiller’s clinic

The recent documentary “After Tiller” portrayed late-term abortionists in a sympathetic light. Its directors assumed that Dr. Tiller was a champion of women who provided quality healthcare in his Wichita abortion clinic. However, the pro-life group Operation Rescue has compiled some disturbing stories from some of his patients.

A coerced abortion

A young woman identified as “Patient T” was 17 when her parents brought her to Dr. Tiller’s clinic. She did not want an abortion, but her parents gave her no alternative. From the time she arrived at the clinic, Patient T was looking for an escape route. She saw pro-lifers demonstrating outside the clinic, but Dr. Tiller security guards did not allow her the freedom to seek their help:

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Auto technician saves baby thanks to alert from his smart phone app

Baby Nolan is alive today because of a smart phone app that a local master technician downloaded onto his phone. In the city of Spokane, Washington, emergency dispatchers received a call that the little one had stopped breathing and was turning blue. They sent out an alert to residents who had the PulsePoint app, which connects cardiac arrest victims with people who are CPR certified and can help during the crucial moments when paramedics are on the way. Olson downloaded the app because he is a volunteer EMT.

The technician, Jeff Olson, was working in his shop when he said he heard a siren-type alarm go off on his phone, similar to an Amber Alert. The app told him that there was an individual in need of CPR at a local address. He ran down the street to the address, and found the baby and panicked adults. Olson acted quickly, administering CPR and rescue breathing. He was able to save the baby before paramedics even arrived.  Baby Nolan is recovering in the hospital.

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BREAKING: Federal judge strikes down key portion of Texas abortion law

Abortion advocates are celebrating after a federal judge stopped one of the key portions of the Texas anti-abortion law, passed last summer. Judge Lee Yeakel claimed that the requirement for all abortion clinics to meet the standards of a surgical ambulatory center placed an unjustified obstacle to women’s “right” to abortion access.

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge creates chilly conflict with pro-life values

1While many Americans are pouring buckets of ice water over their heads in the name of research for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, few are aware of the life issues involved with this fundraising. The ALS Association, which has been the beneficiary of more than $22.9 million from the Ice Bucket Challenge, is involved in the use of embryonic stem cells for its research practices and has long been recognized as a research organization whose practices conflict with pro-life values. Continue reading

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Late-term abortionist Martin Haskell ordered to close his clinic

Notorious late-term abortionist Martin Haskell has been battling to keep his Ohio abortion clinic open, and last Friday, a judge ordered Haskell to close his clinic for good. He has five days to file an appeal, or he will be forced to close his doors permanently.

According to Life News, the state of Ohio has been slowly making that all abortion clinics were in compliance with the law since 1999, as many of them were not operating legally according to Ohio standards. Haskell has therefore been off the hook for 15 long years. Yesterday’s ruling ensures that one less abortionist will be able to flout basic health and safety laws.

Haskell’s clinic has seen numerous emergencies, and one of Haskell’s doctors was barred from practicing obstetrics in Kentucky. Haskell is most infamous, however, for pioneering the grisly partial-birth abortion technique, eventually banned in 2003.

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Autopsy report shows woman’s death at Cleveland abortion clinic was probably preventable

Last March, 22-year-old Lakisha Wilson was rushed to the emergency room after having a late-term abortion at the Preterm abortion clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. After a week on life support, Lakisha died–and now an autopsy report reveals that the death was probably preventable.

According to the report obtained by Operation Rescue, Lakisha suffered “uterine atony,” a condition where the uterus does not properly contract after the abortion, causing hemorrhage.

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Supreme Court rules for Christian college in challenge to Obama Admin birth control rule

Just days after the ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby stores, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a Christian college in a case involving emergency contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The court said in a unsigned opinion that Wheaton College in Illinois can opt out, at least temporarily, in a compromise offered by the Obama administration to religious colleges, businesses and organizations.

Under the ruling, the high court granted Wheaton College the ability to write the Department of Health and Human Services, noting the institution’s religious objections to providing emergency contraceptive coverage, rather than filling out Form 700, to which the college objects. The government then would notify the third party to provide birth control.

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Planned Parenthood “relieved” it does not have to answer Health Department question

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The Daily Journal has reported on a “mistaken” request by the Pennsylvania Health Department, directed to Planned Parenthood.

According to a Health Department spokeswoman, an employee took the initiative to ask Planned Parenthood to “provide information about its physicians’ admitting privileges at Pennsylvania hospitals.” But what seemed like a reasonable request was deemed a mistake by the Health Department.

Health Department spokeswoman Aimee Tysarczyk said the department had not asked employees to seek the information. In an email, she wrote: “In this instance, the department’s intent was not to ask for physician admitting privileges information; however, an employee proactively did so without receiving directive to do so.”

She said the department is not interested in the information about physicians and has discussed the matter with the employee.

Two issues arise here.

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