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  • Americans United for Life applauds a coalition of black pastors and leaders in Illinois who are urging the passage of laws to protect women from the same negligent treatment that resulted in the death of Tonya Reaves at a Chicago Planned Parenthood. Reaves died as a result of a botched abortion. Reaves’ family filed a wrongful death suit and PP paid $2M. The coalition is seeking passage of two bills that would require informed consent before an abortion and would also require abortion facilities to have the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers.


  • Live Action News draws attention to the Life Film Fest, “which takes place in Hollywood [and] is dedicated to providing an outlet for aspiring pro-life artists to showcase their films and foster their craft.” Pro-life cinema is becoming more popular, as evidenced by the success of movies like Bella and October Baby.
  • Down on the Pharm notices that Walgreens Pharmacy has seen fit to fire a Tennessee pharmacist for refusing to sell Plan B for religious reasons, despite “[having] to settle lawsuits in Illinois for similar firings.” Is “leave your religious beliefs at the door” their employment mantra? Now that the drug is available over the counter, it should be easier for a pharmacist to opt out of making the sale.
  • Bound4Life says a Houston abortion facility has had its license yanked for violating the Texas law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility. 268 illegal abortions were found to have been performed there at the time of the inspection. In reference to this situation, Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman remarked, “If that abortion clinic’s abortionists are so bad that no hospital will have them, then the clinic is just too dangerous to operate.”
  • Clinic Quotes shows the mentality that results when disabled babies are frequently allowed to die in pediatric hospitals:

    She [the woman who counseled the parents] reported that the parents had decided not only that they did not want to repair the child’s oomphalecele, but they wanted the child to die, and they were willing to do what they could to hurry that event along. The parents had left orders that the child not be fed. She reported that Berger was very upset with this turn of events…. Berger claimed that it was one thing for the physicians and the parents to handle this, and quite another for the nurses who had to deal with the infant every day and would be the ones to watch it starve….

Bill [a doctor] reported that the mother was discouraged because today the baby looks good. She was hoping that it would die soon, so seeing it looked healthy really discouraged her.


  • The Leading Edge posts an insightful article in which a citizen of Belgium claims the reason why child euthanasia was legalized is related to why even late-term abortion was legalized:

    At the risk of over-simplifying for the sake of writing something that tries to make one clear point, I would like to suggest that a major cause of Belgium’s liberal abortion and euthanasia laws is an inability to deal with suffering.

  • At Coming Home, Dr. Gerard Nadal responds to the recent passage of “civilizational suicide” – child euthanasia in Belgium. He recalls how the tender care of a terminally ill child was handled in America by his then fiancée, now wife, Regina, who was a night nurse for a child with leukemia. Her patient’s pain was managed and he received loving care from his parents and medical personnel until the moment of his death:

    Children such as Daniel simply do not think about suicide. They are hard-wired for hope in the future. In Regina’s quarter of a century as a pediatric nurse, never once has she come across a terminally ill child who ever wanted to end it all, who ever thought in those categories. That is a category introduced by the adults in their lives. The permanence of death simply escapes children.

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