Preemie given 10% chance of survival heads home from the hospital

Preemie given 10% chance of survival heads home from the hospital

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Sofia Viktoria Birina could possibly be Scotland’s youngest surviving premature baby after she was born at just 22 weeks on October 2. Doctors gave her only a 10% chance of surviving the birth, according to The Mirror, and even less of a chance of survival if she was born alive. However, the one-pound, one-ounce baby overcame the obstacles and is now home with her mother Egija and father Inars.

“Everything was fine at the twenty-week scan,” said Egija. “Then just over a week later, I felt pain so I went into hospital and was told that I was already dilated and had to go into labour.”

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She posted a pro-life video online and was bullied by her entire high school

She posted a pro-life video online and was bullied by her entire high school

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Named after Mother Angelica, the cloistered Catholic nun who launched a global television network from her convent’s garage, Angelica Park knew early on that she wanted to live a life of service to others. From a young age, she felt especially drawn to children, and as a teen launched the Angelica Park Happily Ever After Foundation, which has raised $45,000 for pediatric cancer research. As a sophomore in high school, she competed in and won Miss San Antonio’s Outstanding Teen 2018, and went on to finish in the top five for Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen.

Now a freshman in college, Park told Live Action News where her pro-life convictions started and the kind of bullying she has experienced for her beliefs.

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Two-year-old thriving after in-utero surgery for hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Two-year-old thriving after in-utero surgery for hypoplastic left heart syndrome

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Two-year-old Lorenzo is a walking, talking modern-day miracle. The toddler’s mother, Heather Catanese, learned when she was 22 weeks pregnant with him that the blood in his heart was flowing the wrong way. Additional testing confirmed that this was due to a condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).

“Babies with this condition are born with half a heart,” explained Dr. James Strainic, director of the Fetal Heart Program at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (UH) in Cleveland, Ohio, where the Cataneses were referred after the diagnosis. “As a result, the left chambers of the heart are too small to pump blood to the body.”

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Culture of life: Community unites to support family expecting baby with disabilities

Culture of life: Community unites to support family expecting baby with disabilities

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Seth and Kayla Fifer of Angola, Indiana, were excitedly preparing to welcome their baby girl into the world when they were hit with unimaginable news: their preborn daughter was diagnosed with three separate rare brain diseases and a kidney disorder. With the sobering news that their child likely has Dandy-Walker Syndrome, Polymicrogyria, and Schizencephaly came the realization that their little girl will likely experience seizures, have limited cognitive ability, and have disabilities that may prevent her from walking and talking on her own.

It is difficult for any parents to receive a diagnosis of disabilities for their baby, but in the face of it all, the Fifers have received generous assistance from their local community.

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Statistics Show More Pregnant Women are Rejecting Abortion

Statistics Show More Pregnant Women are Rejecting Abortion

This past weekend, The Washington Post ran an editorial by Kate Cohen entitled “On TV, Abortion is the Road Less Traveled. Life’s Not Like That.”

Cohen bemoans the fact that fictional television and movie characters rarely resolve unintended pregnancies by obtaining abortions. Specifically, she cites “Knocked Up,” “Waitress,” “Juno,” “Friends,” “Modern Family,” “Girls,” “Glee,” “Gilmore Girls,” and “The Mindy Project” as examples of television shows and movies where characters carry unintended pregnancies to term. Cohen confidently states that carrying a pregnancy to term is “the choice that most women in that situation don’t make.”

While Cohen is correct in that 61 percent of unintended pregnancies end in abortion worldwide, the figure in the United States, where the shows she mentions are most commonly viewed, is quite different.

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SBA List Blasts Deceptively Named “Equality Act”: A Trojan Horse to Expand Abortion on Demand

SBA List Blasts Deceptively Named “Equality Act”: A Trojan Horse to Expand Abortion on Demand

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“The deceptively named ‘Equality Act’ is the latest push by House Democrats to expand taxpayer-funded abortion on demand, against the will of the people,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “This Trojan horse legislation makes a mockery of equality by enshrining a ‘right’ to abortion, the greatest violation of human rights today.

“Catering to the most extreme elements of the abortion lobby, the bill’s definition of sex discrimination equates abortion with pregnancy and childbirth. If Democrats succeed in rolling back even modest pro-life protections, health care workers and institutions will be forced to participate in abortions. We urge every member of Congress to reject this assault on the unborn and conscience rights.”

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David Daleiden Appeals Ruling Forcing Him to Pay Planned Parenthood  Million for Exposing Baby Part Sales

David Daleiden Appeals Ruling Forcing Him to Pay Planned Parenthood $16 Million for Exposing Baby Part Sales

The investigative journalists who exposed Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts trade are fighting back in court, appealing a $16 million verdict in favor of the abortion chain.

On Monday, the Center for Medical Progress announced its lawyers filed an appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court on behalf of David Daleiden and other CMP investigators, seeking to overturn the decision.

“Planned Parenthood got caught selling aborted baby body parts in the undercover videos, and their fetal trafficking programs have started to be held accountable,” Daleiden said. “Yet because of a biased federal judge, who previously helped run a Planned Parenthood clinic in the fetal trafficking network, Planned Parenthood has been allowed to sue me and CMP for successfully reporting the facts …”

Planned Parenthood, a billion-dollar abortion chain, won its lawsuit at a jury trial in 2019.

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Pope Benedict Criticizes Joe Biden for Supporting Abortion: “He’s in Continuity With” Democrats

Pope Benedict Criticizes Joe Biden for Supporting Abortion: “He’s in Continuity With” Democrats

Retired Pope Benedict XVI brought up the conflict between President Joe Biden’s claims of faith and his support for radical pro-abortion policies in a new interview Monday.

Benedict, who is 93, retired as head of the Catholic Church in 2013. He recently spoke with the Italian news outlet Corriere della Sera about a number of issues, including Biden, according to Breitbart.

Biden describes himself as a devout Catholic, but he also supports radical pro-abortion and anti-religious freedom policies that contradict his faith. This has caused controversy among Catholics, especially Catholic leaders in America, about whether Biden should be allowed to receive communion if he remains unrepentant.

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New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Signs Bill Legalizing Killing Babies in Abortions Up to Birth

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Signs Bill Legalizing Killing Babies in Abortions Up to Birth

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a radical pro-abortion bill into law Friday, one that will keep abortions up to birth legal for years to come and could cause doctors and nurses to flee the state.

Grisham, a pro-abortion Democrat, thanked lawmakers for sending her the bill, claiming it will promote “equality for all,” according to NM Political Report.

“Anyone who seeks to violate bodily integrity, or to criminalize womanhood, is in the business of dehumanization,” the governor said in a statement. “New Mexico is not in that business – not any more. Our state statutes now reflect this inviolable recognition of humanity and dignity.”

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Swiss assisted suicide deaths increase. Problems continue.

Swiss assisted suicide deaths increase. Problems continue.

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Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

The Swiss Exit suicide organization reported that they assisted 1282 suicide deaths in 2020 up from 1218 in 2019.

Swissinfo reported that:

EXIT Deutsche Schweiz, which covers the German and Italian-speaking parts of the country, saw a rise of 51 assisted suicides as it helped 913 people terminate their lives in 2020. More people living in French-speaking Switzerland also ended their lives last year, as 369 people used the services of EXIT Suisse Romande.

The article states that fewer people died by assisted suicide from March to May 2020 due to COVID -19.
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Assisted Death may be a Cruel Death

Assisted Death may be a Cruel Death

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Dr Joel Zivot who is an assistant professor of anesthesiology/critical care at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, was published today in Medpage Today explaining, based on the pharmacology, how an assisted death happens.

I have written on this topic in the past. If Zivot is correct, assisted death may be torturous not peaceful.

In his Op-Ed Zivot writes:

As a Canadian physician and anesthesiologist working in the United States, this debate is of interest to me. I was a witness in these Senate hearings because I am an expert in the opposition to lethal injection, the most common form of execution in the U.S.

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Over 40 babies saved in first week of 40 Days for Life’s spring campaign in record 567 cities

Over 40 babies saved in first week of 40 Days for Life’s spring campaign in record 567 cities

The 40 Days for Life annual spring campaign got underway last week, with 567 cities participating worldwide. The campaign began on February 17, the day Christians observed as Ash Wednesday, and will end on March 28, Palm Sunday. The dates intentionally track with the Christian observance of Lent, praying and fasting for an end to abortion during the 40 days leading up to the yearly commemoration of Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection, which Campaign Director Steve Karlen discussed in a recent 40 Days for Life podcast episode.

Launched in 2007, 40 Days for Life is “an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses.” In

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