Poor women who need health care in Texas don’t need Planned Parenthood, and the state is footing the bill to show them the truth. The Lone Star State, which defunded the abortion chain, has unveiled its Healthy Texas Women program, proving that the only thing a woman can get at Planned Parenthood that she can’t get elsewhere is an abortion.
There’s a misconception that babies born before 24 weeks have no chance of survival. This idea is so engrained in our minds that in many cases doctors won’t even help a baby who is born before that point. Even some pro-choicers will argue that abortion is only okay up until that magic moment of viability.
At about five months gestation, Nick Schnarr and his wife Brooklyn learned that their third child, a baby boy, had hydrocephalus, a condition in which brain fluid doesn’t properly drain, building up and putting pressure on the brain. Doctors said his case was “severe” and specialists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital told the couple that their baby’s condition was “dire” and “off the charts bad.”
“It was so extreme, that the specialists stopped measuring and monitoring his brain’s fluid level because, at that point, it didn’t really matter,” Schnarr said on Facebook. “The MRI’s were sickening to look at. We were told, pointblank, that there was over a 90% chance that the baby would either die shortly after birth or have such severe cognitive impairments that any quality of life would be hard to imagine.”
Israel Stinson, who suffered cardiac arrest after an asthma attack about four months ago and was declared brain dead, is said to be making progress at his new hospital. The two-year-old was placed on life support and doctors declared nothing could be done to save his life. They attempted to force his parents, Jonee Fonseca and Nate Stinson, to have life support removed, but a judge granted them one week to find a new hospital for Israel.
At five months gestation, Sierra Yoder went to the doctor for a routine ultrasound to find out how her baby was growing and whether she was having her second little boy or her first little girl. She was told her baby was a boy, but she also learned that her son had an encephalocele, which meant part of his brain was growing outside of his skull. Doctors advised Yoder and her husband Dustin to abort the baby.
(Life Site News) Twin babies born one week before abortion may be legally limited are fighting for life inside an Iowa hospital.
Twin boys, Wrennyn and James Weeks, were born on last Thursday, June 2, at just under 23 weeks’ gestation. They weighed 1 lb. 5 oz. and 1 lb. 6 oz.
Although extremely premature, they are receiving treatment at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.
When Kimberly Smith was just 19 years old, she was already the mother to one little boy, and she had discovered she was expecting her second little boy named Phillip. She was a bit stressed out, having recently suffered the loss of her younger brother, but nonetheless, she was happily awaiting the birth of her new baby. However, about halfway through, her normal pregnancy took a drastic turn that would leave her questioning whether or not to abort her baby.
Here is a list of 40 quotes from medical experts and medical textbooks that prove human life begins at conception/fertilization.
- “The life cycle of mammals begins when a sperm enters an egg.”
Okada et al., A role for the elongator complex in zygotic paternal genome demethylation, NATURE 463:554 (Jan. 28, 2010)
Alyssa Reidhead and her husband Ben we’re thrilled when they found out they were pregnant. For the young couple from Idaho, having their first baby was the happiest time of their lives. When their preborn baby was 23 weeks old the Reidhead’s went to the doctor for a routine appointment. They assumed they’d learn the sex of their baby but the additional news they received was shocking.
Ben told Fox News, “We were going in for one of the happiest times of our lives and come out walking like we just heard the worst news we could’ve ever heard.”
Nick and Sarah Szmiot were excited to learn that they were expecting their second child, but that joy quickly turned to sorrow when an ultrasound revealed that their baby’s heart had stopped beating around five weeks gestation.
Within a few days, Sarah delivered their son, whom they named Reuben, and the couple was able to take photographs of him. They shared these photographs with LifeNews in order to show the world the humanity of a preborn child in the very early stages of development.
(Pregnancy Help News) On April 19 Rebekah Buell stood before California’s State Assembly to defend AB 2134, a bill stating that all abortion clinics providing the abortion pill RU486 must also inform their clients of the pill’s reversal alternative.
While still a 17-year-old high school student, Buell became pregnant with her first child. Determined not to become a stereotypical teenage mother, she managed to graduate early, get accepted into Sacramento State University and marry the father of her child.
Soon after her marriage, however, Buell realized she was in an unhealthy and potentially dangerous relationship.
“I was about halfway through my freshman year of college and my marriage was very physically and verbally abusive. I knew I needed to leave,” Buell said. “Right as I began the divorce process I found out I was pregnant again.”
Getting a diagnosis of Down syndrome is something you can never fully prepare for. And while medical advances have made this a better time than ever before in history for people with Down syndrome, negative stereotypes and outdated information still persist – leading the majority of women with a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis to choose abortion.
Other women choose to fight for their children after receiving this diagnosis. Leah Silverman is one of these brave mothers.
Abortion advocates often claim as a defense of abortion that no one can really, truly define the moment life begins. Without knowing that, they say, there’s no real argument against abortion. Consider, for example, Melissa Harris-Perry’s insistence that life begins “whenever you feel like it does.” Obama famously said that the question of when life begins was above his pay grade. While the science of embryology has long since been settled, it’s still not good enough for abortion activists.
But a new scientific breakthrough might go a long way towards changing hearts and minds: scientists have been able to capture the moment life begins, with a burst of fluorescence as a new life is conceived…
Oklahoma is already at the top of the Americans United for Life, annual list, which ranks states on their protection of life. Now a bill that landed on Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk Thursday is making headlines nationwide.le
SB 1552, authored by Sen. Nathan Dahm and Sen. David Brumbaugh, directs the Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision and State Board of Osteopathic Examiners to revoke the medical licenses of doctors who perform abortions.