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Five Years after Terri Schiavo’s Death

Five years ago today, Terri Schiavo starved to death — the result of a court order requested by her husband, Michael, to deny her nutrition and hydration. Terri was not “dying,” she was disabled.  She had been diagnosed as in a persistent vegetative state (PVS),…

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31 Mar 2010 Posted by Americans United for Life in Blog 1 comment

Real Reproductive Justice Relies on Medical Reality

“Abortion is safer than childbirth.” This statement is ubiquitous. A mantra for abortion advocates, it is repeated in popular culture and by educational and legal elites. It is common wisdom within the medical profession. For several decades now, it has shaped medical practice and public…

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31 Mar 2010 Posted by Americans United for Life in Blog 3 comments

Real Reproductive Justice Places Women’s Health Above Profit

“Abortion is good for women.”  “It’s healthy.  Much healthier than childbirth.”  “It carries no real risks.”  And abortion providers are only concerned about “protecting women’s health.”  After all, “abortion protects women’s health.” At least, that is what the abortion advocates want women to believe.  And…

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30 Mar 2010 Posted by Americans United for Life in Blog no comments

Idaho Acts to Protect Conscience

Idaho has become the third state to provide comprehensive protection for health care freedom of conscience. Governor Butch Otter has permitted Senate Bill 1353 to go into effect without his signature.  AUL worked with Idaho Chooses Life, a state pro-life policy group, to help enact…

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30 Mar 2010 Posted by Americans United for Life in Blog, ROC 2 comments

When Choice Becomes Discrimination

Americans, pro-life and pro-choice alike, have spoken out against pre-natal sex selection as a form of discrimination and coercion. In August 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, an avowed “pro-choice” feminist and recipient of Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award, publicly opposed the practice of sex-selective…

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30 Mar 2010 Posted by Americans United for Life in Blog 5 comments

Prenatal Diagnosis and Reproductive Justice

Recognizing that the majority of Americans are not comfortable with our abortion-on-demand jurisprudence, the mantra of abortion advocates is almost always tempered.  The former catch-phrase “safe, legal, and rare” has recently morphed into “reducing the need for abortion.”  (The Obama Administration made it clear that…

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30 Mar 2010 Posted by Americans United for Life in Blog 8 comments

Reproductive Justice for all Moms

The term “reproductive justice” took on a personal meaning for me in April of 2008, when I underwent an emergency C-Section.  In spite of a flawless pregnancy and topnotch prenatal care, my labor completely stalled, my body simply could not do what it was supposed…

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29 Mar 2010 Posted by Mary Harned in Blog 3 comments
 
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