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The 20-week Abortion Ban and Difficult Prenatal Diagnosis

The 20-week ultrasound in our first pregnancy began as a joyful event, but quickly turned into one of those punched-in-the-gut experiences. After our peek at the baby’s profile and his 10 little toes, the technician became stone-faced as the ultrasound wand moved to our baby’s…

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Assisted suicide debate: Our laws should protect the most vulnerable among us

Our family spent days at the bedside of my beloved mother-in-law as she lay dying at Johns Hopkins hospital. She had been diagnosed with advanced bone marrow cancer four years earlier, and now her doctors told us her death was certainly imminent. She was unconscious…

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Fetal tissue and dodging dems

In the wake of a third undercover video revealing the details of Planned Parenthood’s collection of fetal parts, it’s revealing to consider the reactions of Washington’s top three Democrats. President Obama has not even commented.  Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) read hesitatingly from a carefully prepared…

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Planned Parenthood’s Unsatisfying Defense Of The Indefensible

Any mother remembers that moment in the delivery room (or during the sneak peak at the 20-week ultrasound) when her doctor announces after months of suspense, “It’s a girl!” or “It’s a boy!” This is one of the most joyful moments of a mother’s life….

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Statement on Pelosi’s abortion comments

In a stunning interview with Melinda Henneberger, Nancy Pelosi manages to insult women and the American intelligence at once. She claims to simultaneously oppose any restrictions on abortion whatsoever and oppose abortion on demand. Her position is completely out of step with the average American,…

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Statement on Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt oral arguments

In today’s oral arguments, it is reported that Justice Kagan mockingly asked, “Why would Texas do this?”  There are approximately 210 Texas women annually who suffer from abortion complications requiring an emergency room visit, according to an admission by Planned Parenthood. The Texas law simply…

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Statement on FDA change to abortion pill label

Changing the rules for the abortion drug mifepristone thereby allowing its use through up to 70 days of gestation (previously 49 days) is a substantial difference.  The FDA has bowed to pressure from drug companies and abortion advocates, but the ones who will feel the…

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Statement on Select Panel Hearing on the price of baby parts

When fetal tissue research was first authorized in 1993, pro-choice proponent of the research, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Ca.), insisted on legal safeguards that would take profit out of the research equation, saying, “It would be abhorrent to allow for a sale of fetal tissue and…

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Statement on Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt decision

Five Justices including Justice Kennedy decided that Texas’ HB2 would lead to the closure of abortion shops and it would have.  Planned Parenthood already adheres to these reasonable regulations but the centers that endanger women with inadequate facilities and doctors who can’t get admitting privileges…

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Statement on Zika funding

It is beyond outrageous that Senate Democrats are blocking $1.1 billion in supplemental Zika funding because they are demanding an even bigger earmark for their political donors Planned Parenthood. Half a billion taxpayer dollars annually already flow to Planned Parenthood, which runs the nation’s largest…

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