Month: August 2012

LLDF Files Amicus Brief Asking the U.S. Supreme Court to Review Personhood Oklahoma Decision

Life Legal Defense Foundation is urging the United States Supreme Court to review a decision of the Oklahoma supreme court striking a ballot initiative that would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to define “person” as “any human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being to natural death.” In a friend of …

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California Extends Abortion by Non-Physicians

Sacramento, Calif.: The California Senate voted Thursday, August 30, to pass a bill allowing non-physicians to perform aspiration abortions. Senate Bill 623, introduced by Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) extends a program run by the University of California, San Francisco, in which nurse practitioners, midwives and physicians assistants are trained to perform abortions. Ms. Kehoe claimed …

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When Doctors Give Warning

Wesley J. Smith There is more than one way to skin a cat, the old politically incorrect saying goes. There is also more than one way to euthanize a patient. In England, there is concern that a legitimate pain controlling treatment—known as palliative sedation—is being used inappropriately under what is known as the Liverpool Care …

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First-Hand Report—Hospital Visit: A Death Sentence?

Nancy De La Zerda “I’m hungry! Pleeeease, get me out of here,” my mother pleaded. “They’re trying to kill me!” But Mother was in a hospital, and hospitals don’t kill patients, we thought. Still, my siblings and I desperately consulted staff hospitalists, nurses, dietitians and even a “floor manager” regarding Mother’s complaints of hunger, despite …

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Lifeline Summer 2012

Recap and Update of Current Cases   Abortion Is Health Care (Except When It’s Not) Katie Short Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and other pro-abortion organizations are currently pushing legislation in California that would allow non-physicians to perform first trimester surgical abortions. The theory is that California, with one of the highest abortion rates in the …

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