Thanks to prenatal screening, newborn receives life-saving treatment for spinal muscular atrophy

Thanks to prenatal screening, newborn receives life-saving treatment for spinal muscular atrophy

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At just four days old, a baby in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has become the youngest person to receive a cutting-edge life-saving treatment — one of the most expensive in the world. 

Lexa Dennis was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in the womb. Her older brother Axel also has the genetic condition, and her parents knew there was a 25% chance Lexa would too. SMA is a degenerative disease that happens when a specific gene that makes a protein for motor nerve cells is missing. Without the gene to make the protein, motor nerve cells start to die. When that happens, bodily functions like eating, breathing, and moving can become difficult or impossible.

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Oklahoma Committee Passes Bill Banning Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

Oklahoma Committee Passes Bill Banning Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

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Oklahoma House lawmakers advanced a pro-life bill Thursday to protect unborn babies with beating hearts from violent abortion deaths.

Fox 25 reports the heartbeat bill, House Bill 2441, passed the House States Right Committee in 5-1 vote.

Sponsored by state Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, the bill would prohibit abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy. Exceptions would be allowed if the mother’s life is at risk or a doctor certifies in writing that her pregnancy is “medically futile.”

“This bill is about protecting the most vulnerable – the unborn child,” Russ said. “Hearing a heartbeat confirms what everyone already knows: These are living babies, not clumps of tissue that feel nothing.

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UN Claims Denying Women Abortions is Torture Even Though Abortions Torture Unborn Babies

UN Claims Denying Women Abortions is Torture Even Though Abortions Torture Unborn Babies

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It’s high time the world takes action to stop the torture of the most defenseless and vulnerable – unborn babies.

Over the past year, the majority of the world has agreed to take special precautions in order to protect the “most vulnerable” – specifically the elderly and immunocompromised – who are most susceptible and likely to suffer and even die from the current pandemic.

Yet, much of the world continues to turn a blind eye to the killing, through means that are tantamount to torture, of those who are completely defenseless – unborn babies still in their mothers’ wombs.

We recently told you how abortion has become the world’s leading cause of death, surpassing cancer, heart disease, and even criminal violence.

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem Signs Bill to Stop Infanticide, Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortion

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem Signs Bill to Stop Infanticide, Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortion

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signed a pro-life bill Wednesday to protect newborn babies who survive abortions from infanticide.

News Center 1 reports Noem’s signature means state House Bill 1051 becomes law. It overwhelmingly passed the state legislature last week.

“The pro-life cause continues even after a child is born,” she said in a statement. “Today, I signed Born Alive legislation to guarantee the right to life for every baby that is born alive. We expect doctors to treat all children equally, even those born in horrific circumstances. It’s basic human decency.”

Sponsored by state Rep. Fred Deutsch, R-Brookings, the pro-life legislation requires that the same basic medical care be provided to a baby who survives an abortion that would be provided to any other baby born at the same gestational age.

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School security guard accused of raping young teen and forcing her to abort at Planned Parenthood

School security guard accused of raping young teen and forcing her to abort at Planned Parenthood

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A former student of an Omaha North High School coach and security guard has accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was a high school teen. Ronald L. Powell stands accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl for three years. According to the affidavit from the young woman who is now 21, she also became pregnant by Powell at least once. She alleges that Powell forced her to take Plan B to block potential pregnancy, and on another occasion forced her to have an abortion.

According to the affidavit, Powell coerced the teen into sexual encounters multiple times over the years, forcing her into both oral and vaginal sex, on the high school campus and later in hotel rooms.

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Xavier Becerra Desperately Tries to Hide How He Wanted to Force Catholic Nuns to Fund Abortions

Xavier Becerra Desperately Tries to Hide How He Wanted to Force Catholic Nuns to Fund Abortions

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Joe Biden’s nominee to be the HHS Secretary desperately tried to cover up his attempt to force the Little Sisters of the Poor to fund abortions today during a Senate hearing on his confirmation.

Although the California Attorney General fought in court to make the Little Sisters pay for abortion-causing drugs in their health care plan, he claimed during the hearing that he “never sued any nuns.”

Becerra sued the federal government in 2017 because President Donald Trump has instituted a pro-life rule to protect Christians from having to pay for abortions under the Obamacare abortion mandate. The Little Sisters of the Poor fought the lawsuit because they knew if the mandate were enforced and the pro-life rule overturn, their conscience rights would be in jeopardy.

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USA | South Carolina push to resume executions with electric chair

USA | South Carolina push to resume executions with electric chair

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South Carolina is dusting off its electric chair and trying to restart executions in the state after going nearly 10 years without putting an inmate to death.A House Committee voted 14-7 on Tuesday to make electrocution the default for an execution. The bill now goes to the House floor while a similar bill is on the Senate floor.Right now, inmates can choose between electrocution and the current

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Texas Abortions are Increasing Because More Babies are Killed Using Dangerous Abortion Pills

Texas Abortions are Increasing Because More Babies are Killed Using Dangerous Abortion Pills

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The number of elective abortions in Texas fell by approximately 36,000 from 1990 until 2017. Then the number of abortions rose in 2018 and again in 2019.

Something has gone wrong.

The previous abortion downward trend had been steady, laudable, and attributable to a multitude of Pro-Life victories. Fewer women were obtaining abortions, even while more women became pregnant. Thousands of preborn children were saved from being murdered by the abortion industry.

Numerous reasons underpin the previous decades-long drop in abortions. Reasons abortions have decreased in Texas include:

  • Pregnancy resource centers stand (sometimes literally) opposite abortion facilities.
  • Mandatory sonograms illuminate the humanity, beauty, and vulnerability of preborn life.
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Biden administration fills vacancies with abundance of former abortion industry employees

Biden administration fills vacancies with abundance of former abortion industry employees

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The Biden-Harris administration has been in the process of nominating or appointing ardent abortion supporters to fill various positions within the administration, including former Planned Parenthood staffers and supporters. A former top executive for Planned Parenthood once admitted that its “success” was linked to power and money, and he showed that taxpayer dollars enable the abortion corporation to recruit, hire, and pay its top staffers six-digit salaries. In addition, Planned Parenthood funds politicians who, in turn, support their radical abortion agenda — and some of those same politicians then hire former Planned Parenthood staffers.

Nominees/appointees connected to Planned Parenthood

Ginna “Virginia” Lance, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the U.S.

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They told me to abort my baby because there was no hope, but I received my miracle

They told me to abort my baby because there was no hope, but I received my miracle

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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this guest post are solely those of the author and are not necessarily reflective of Live Action or Live Action News.

I will never forget that day. I was 20 weeks pregnant and I had a doctor’s visit. It was the day when I had hoped my dream had to come true, a simple and incredibly big dream.

Let it be a girl! I thought. I will love her — I love my baby already despite the gender, but… I dream of a little girl!

I dreamed of how I would teach her that all girls are princesses, and would teach her true princess manners, and how to choose accessories that go with her outfit, and how to look after herself.

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The abortion industry’s past targeting of the Black community is still happening today

The abortion industry’s past targeting of the Black community is still happening today

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During Black History Month, abortion profiteers like Planned Parenthood claim to stand with the Black community despite the fact that abortion has long been used as a tool of genocide aimed at minority communities. History shows us that these sentiments should be viewed with suspicion.

“Black people deserve access to unbiased and non-judgmental sexual and reproductive health care so they can thrive and live healthy and empowered lives,” Planned Parenthood tweeted in 2020. But message of “empowerment” appears to be a repackaging of the marketing used decades ago by the organization’s eugenicist founder, Margaret Sanger. This century-old organization is steeped in racism and eugenics to this day, presenting its agenda in terms of “health” for the minority community while purposefully recruiting minority leaders to convince minorities that they are not being targeted for population control.

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Abortion after rape is not a pathway to healing. It is an obstacle.

Abortion after rape is not a pathway to healing. It is an obstacle.

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Their children have been called the “spawn of Satan,” “evil,” “disgusting,” and a “mistake.” They have been ridiculed and harassed for carrying their babies to term because a large portion of society believes their children are “the reason abortion exists.” Women who have conceived children during horrific sexual assaults often then face verbal assaults from the world — not because they are rape survivors, but because they have chosen not to end the lives of their innocent children.

Two violent acts

Rape is a violent trauma and abortion does not help the woman to heal or to forget that the rape occurred.

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Planned Parenthood Kills 41 Babies for Every Woman It Helps With Prenatal Care

Planned Parenthood Kills 41 Babies for Every Woman It Helps With Prenatal Care

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Last December, when new president Alexis McGill Johnson told the Washington Post that Planned Parenthood was through marginalizing abortion, declaring “We are a proud abortion provider,” she wasn’t kidding.

Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report for 2019-2020 has just come out and the group’s abortion performance and advocacy is front and center.

Despite a transition in leadership and a very slight decline in revenues, Planned Parenthood performed a record number of abortions – 354,871 – in 2019That would represent more than 41% of the most recent reliable national abortion figure, giving Planned Parenthood a commanding share of the nation’s abortion market.

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Democrat Bill Says It’s Discrimination Against Women if Babies Can’t be Killed in Abortions

Democrat Bill Says It’s Discrimination Against Women if Babies Can’t be Killed in Abortions

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If you search the text of the Equality Act for the term “abortion,” you won’t find it.

And while that might be by design, should the act ever become law, it would be disastrous for all Americans who care about protecting innocent unborn life.

The House of Representatives is set to vote on this dangerous piece of legislation this week. In addition to being a Trojan horse for abortion promotion, the Equality Act promotes inequality because it would penalize Americans for their beliefs about marriage and biological sex.

The Equality Act would amend federal civil rights law by adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes.

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Satanic Temple Files Lawsuit for “Religious Right” to Kill Babies in Abortions

Satanic Temple Files Lawsuit for “Religious Right” to Kill Babies in Abortions

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Texas is a new target of the Satanic Temple and its plans to challenge pro-life laws based on the notion that aborting an unborn baby is a “religious right.”

This month, funded, in part, by the abortion of an unborn baby that it raffled off in August, the satanic group filed a lawsuit arguing that Texas informed consent laws violate its members’ religious freedom, The Dallas Observer reports.

Texas requires abortion facilities to provide informed consent information to women at least 24 hours prior to doing the abortion. This includes requiring abortion facilities to do an ultrasound and share the unborn baby’s image with the mother as well as provide an informational packet about the abortion, fetal development, abortion risks and resources for parenting and adoption.

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PIanned Parenthood’s past decade: 3.3 million abortions and  billion in taxpayer dollars

PIanned Parenthood’s past decade: 3.3 million abortions and $6 billion in taxpayer dollars

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Based on Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report for 2019-2020, it is estimated that over the past decade, Planned Parenthood has committed more than 3.3 million abortions and has also received nearly $6 billion from U.S. taxpayers while accumulating $1 billion in excess revenue over expenses. This shocking abortion total accumulated over just 10 years represents more than the current population of at least 20 states.

Key Takeaways:

In the past decade…

  • Planned Parenthood has received nearly $6 billion from taxpayers.
  • More than 3.3 million of the nation’s 7.7 million abortions were committed by Planned Parenthood.
  • Planned Parenthood’s donor base and dollars have decreased as taxpayer funding has increased.
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Premature Baby Born at 22 Weeks Heads Home From Hospital

Premature Baby Born at 22 Weeks Heads Home From Hospital

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Baby Sofia Viktoria Birina was allowed to go home from the hospital on Feb. 10, nine days after her due date.

But the milestone was especially significant for the Scottish baby and her parents after she was born 18 weeks prematurely on Oct. 2, 2020, the UK news site RTE reports.

Sofia weighed 1.1 pounds at birth after she spent just 22 weeks in her mother’s womb, according to the report. In the UK, abortions are legal up to 24 weeks without restriction.

Her parents, Inars and Egija Birina, said the doctors put their daughter’s chance of survival at just 10 percent.

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Texas city becomes 20th ‘sanctuary city for the unborn’ in the nation

Texas city becomes 20th ‘sanctuary city for the unborn’ in the nation

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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this guest post are solely those of the author and are not necessarily reflective of Live Action or Live Action News.

On February 22nd, 2021, the city of Carbon (population 348) in Texas became the 20th city in the nation to pass an enforceable ordinance outlawing abortion within its city limits. The vote, which took place in the packed Carbon City Hall, was unanimous.

Carbon is located about 60 miles southeast of Abilene, Texas, and about 100 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Texas. Residents from throughout the Carbon worked together to make their city a safe place for children in the womb.

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Congressman: We Will Do Everything We Can to Stop Democrats From Making Americans Fund Abortions

Congressman: We Will Do Everything We Can to Stop Democrats From Making Americans Fund Abortions

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Republican Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn warned Democratic leaders Wednesday that Republicans will use “every tool in the legislative arsenal” to block Democratic efforts to repeal the Hyde Amendment, according to a letter exclusively obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

President Joe Biden has repeatedly promised to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which bans the use of federal funds for abortions. His assurances are backed by Democratic leadership and pro-abortion advocates pushing to axe the amendment.

Lamborn highlighted “troubling” recent “rhetoric and policy directives” in his Wednesday letter, signed by more than 80 members of Congress, to Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders.

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‘This kid wanted to be here’: Mom refused abortion multiple times for son with heart condition

‘This kid wanted to be here’: Mom refused abortion multiple times for son with heart condition

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The family of one brave Australian toddler is awaiting life-or-death news this week, anticipating his doctors’ decision about whether or not to perform a third open-heart surgery on the three-and-a-half-year-old boy. Diagnosed prenatally with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), Samson Farkas’ parents were offered an abortion and refused.

During her third pregnancy, Renee McIntosh of Queensland, Australia, received news that no mother wants to hear. With  three boys (including a set of twins) at home, McIntosh learned in 2017 that her fourth child, also a son, had HLHS. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, HLHS is a life-threatening and rare birth defect that “affects normal blood flow through the heart.”

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Hannah Was in the Middle of the Abortion When She Changed Her Mind and Saved Landyn’s Life

Hannah Was in the Middle of the Abortion When She Changed Her Mind and Saved Landyn’s Life

A mom who took steps to save her unborn child after starting a chemical abortion is thankful to have her son, and she is urging other moms who believe abortion is their only choice to pause and not act in haste.

You will not regret having your baby, Hannah would like those moms to know, whereas the absence of your child would be unthinkable.

Baby Landyn, now 19 months old, was saved through abortion pill reversal (APR). Listening to his mom, it’s clear that this little boy brings the family much happiness.

“I’m so, so glad that I didn’t do that,” Hannah said of her impending abortion.

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‘A club to punish dissent’: The Equality Act would force Americans to participate in abortion

‘A club to punish dissent’: The Equality Act would force Americans to participate in abortion

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The Equality Act is being billed as an effort to legally end discrimination against individuals based on sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. But in reality, the Equality Act actually ensures that both preborn human beings and those who refuse to take part in their deaths through abortion will face overwhelming discrimination. It does not allow religious freedom to be used as an objection to participating in abortion, which is the deliberate killing of children in the womb.

Changes the definition of “sex”

The Equality Act adds a new protected category to four titles of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 including Title II (public accommodations including health care), Title III (desegregation of public facilities), Title IV (desegregation of public education), and Title VI (nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs).

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New Movie “Roe v. Wade” Premiers Friday to Tell the Story of What Really Happened

New Movie “Roe v. Wade” Premiers Friday to Tell the Story of What Really Happened

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The long-awaited “Roe v. Wade” film, which tells the backstory behind the infamous U.S. Supreme Court abortion ruling, is coming out in April.

On Friday, the film will premiere at CPAC in Orlando, Florida with producer Nick Loeb and Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight, The Federalist reports. In April, it will be available online through Amazon Prime and iTunes.

“Because the movie aligns with the conservative message, I reached out to CPAC to see if they would have any interest in holding it during the event because it’s in Florida and they’ve got a giant space that will accommodate social distancing,” Loeb told The Hollywood Reporter.

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Stephen Mendelsohn – Testimony opposing Connecticut assisted suicide Bill HB 6425

Stephen Mendelsohn – Testimony opposing Connecticut assisted suicide Bill HB 6425

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Testimony in strong opposition to HB 6425 

An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients February 26, 2021 

Senator Abrams, Representative Steinberg and members of the Public Health Committee:

Stephen Mendelsohn, Second Thoughts

I am an autistic adult and one of the leaders of Second Thoughts Connecticut, a coalition of disabled people opposed to the legalization of assisted suicide. Our group works with national disability rights organizations including Not Dead Yet and the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund to oppose such legislation. Second Thoughts Connecticut is a member of the Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board. Personally, I serve on the board of directors of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition-USA and previously served on the Connecticut MOLST Task Force. 

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