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Abortion

The Rise of Pro-Life

We are now living in a time where 56% of Americans believe abortion to be morally wrong. This is up substantially from 1995, where only 33% of Americans polled would identify as pro-life. So what has caused such a rise in the pro-life movement? Many different people have many different theories on why Americans have […]

Jordan Mabe | December 28, 2018
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Human Rights

People are Dying While You Promote Your Agenda: A Plea to Address True Need

Two things have shocked me recently at the United Nations (UN): the stark reality of urgent need around the world, and the absolute determination of interest groups to push their agenda no matter the cost or context. How is climate change related to gender equality, or menstrual health to a sustainable environment? You would be […]

Abigail Long | July 24, 2018
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Abortion

Save the Child by Loving the Mother: Practical Ways to Help

What do the pro-life and pro-choice movements have in common? Both claim to protect human rights. Yet the pro-choice movement neglects to recognize the humanity and right to life of unborn children in favor of the mother’s autonomy to make a choice. The beauty of the pro-life perspective is that in its truest form, it […]

Abigail Long | July 9, 2018
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Bioethics

Diagnosing Life: Who Makes the Cut?

“The uncertainties of life find no refuge at its beginnings.” -Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine1 (italics added) Recently the United Nations Headquarters hosted the 11th session of the Conference of State Parties (COSP11) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). I was able to attend several side […]

Abigail Long | June 26, 2018
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Reproductive Health/Family Planning

Asia Congress Agrees Children Should Have Access to Contraception and Abortion

“1 in 5 World’s adolescents lives in Asia,” was the outcry at the Eleventh World Congress for Adolescent Health in India last month, where 1100 delegates from over sixty countries, UN agencies, NGOs, governmental agencies, and research institutions gathered on October 27th. The event succeeded in instilling panic and urgency among participants by gross misrepresentation […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | November 13, 2017
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Abortion

Adoption: The Least Expensive Option

One of the many reasons women will chose to have an abortion is because they believe that they have no other option. However, there is always a choice. If, for whatever reason, the woman is unable to care for her child, the loving choice is to put the baby up for adoption. This allows another […]

Sarah Kepins | March 4, 2017
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Abortion

For One Woman an Ultrasound Was Enough

For one woman, an ultrasound was all she needed to decide that she  wanted to keep her baby. While the woman remains anonymous, her story speaks for so many other women who have chosen life after an ultrasound. The woman’s story starts in a gas station. She has just taken a pregnancy test and has […]

Sarah Kepins | January 27, 2017
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Abortion

Abortion: Kills Not Only the Child But the Mother as Well

Abortion is harmful not only to the unborn child but it is harmful to the mother as well. Many women have died from botched abortions. Recently, in Musashino, Japan a young woman lost her life due to a botched abortion. The 23-year old woman had just recently married and was admitted to Mizuguchi Hospital on […]

Sarah Kepins | December 11, 2016
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Abortion

The Boy without a Brain

A few years ago in United Kingdom a miracle happened. A baby boy was born with only 2% of his brain tissue and survived. Before his birth, doctors told his parents to consider an abortion due to rare medical conditions. Baby Noah was diagnosed with spina bifida, chromosome abnormalities, and hydrocephalus. Doctors told parents Rob and […]

Sarah Kepins | November 13, 2016
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Abortion

New Pro-Life Music Video Released in Ireland

Recently, a music video was released in Ireland showing the horrible effects of abortion. The song, “Every Time”, was written by Roger Berkeley and was done in association with an abortion recovery group called Women Hurt. Ireland is often very open about their abortion views and this music video was made to spark a conversation. […]

Sarah Kepins | October 29, 2016
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