Category Archives: Healthy Babies

Kansas first state to ban second-trimester abortion procedure critics call ‘dismemberment’

Published April 8, 2015
Fox News

brownback_sam_040215.jpg

April 2, 2015: Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback answers questions from reporters about pension issues during a news conference at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan.


Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill making his state the first in the nation to ban a controversial second-trimester abortion procedure that critics describe as dismembering a fetus.

The new law, which takes effect July 1, was drafted by the National Right to Life Committee. The group hailed the signing of the bill Tuesday and is aiming to pass such a law in several other states next.

“The Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act is the first of what we hope will be many state laws banning dismemberment abortions,” group president Carol Tobias said in a statement. “This law has the power to transform the landscape of abortion policy in the United States.”

Already, similar measures have been introduced in Missouri, Oklahoma and South Carolina.

The Kansas law would ban what’s known as a dilation and evacuation procedure and redefine it as “dismemberment.” Doctors now no longer can use forceps, clamps, scissors or similar instruments on a fetus to remove it from the womb in pieces. Continue reading

BpJaimeSoto_PatJerryBrown

Sacramento Bishop Soto Calls on Gov Brown to Support Human Services, not Population Control

The Most Rev. Jaime Soto, president of the California Catholic Conference and Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento, issued the following statement upon word that the recently passed State Budget includes a 40% increase in rates paid to abortion providers, but continues a 10% cut in all other hospital and provider fees that endangers access to care for all women and families participating in the Medi-Cal Program:

“It’s no secret that millions of Californians, along with the Catholic Church, consider abortion the taking of an innocent human life. It is an intrinsic evil. No euphemism, no perversion of language can change that essential Truth.

“But buried deeply in the State Budget, and in the Medi-Cal Estimates provided by the Department of Health Care Services, is the fact that at a time when all health care provider rates remain slashed by 10% and women and families are struggling to find doctors, nurses and hospitals willing and able to provide essential medical care, abortion providers like Planned Parenthood and others are poised to receive a 40% increase in the fees they receive for performing abortions.

“This is insanely distorted health care. At a time when the state claims it is too poor to fully fund health care for nearly 10 million people, and women are struggling to find providers to give them basic medical care, the state returns a political favor by giving extra money to abortion providers.

“If that’s not bad enough, the Medi-Cal estimate that lays out this policy (attached), explains this is a cost-effective decision, because ‘Early statewide access insures services are less costly, whereas lack of access results in increased ongoing expenses for years.’

“In other words, it’s cheaper for state government to pay for abortions than care for mothers and children. By approving this budget, State elected officials are choosing abortion and pushing their preference on to women.

“What a callous and calculating thing for anyone to say, much less a government official.

“I call on Gov. Brown and the Department of Health Care Services to undo this wrong. Women deserve better. Children are not a threat to California. We believe abortion is bad health care for women and families. It is misguided to give special treatment to abortion providers. California should do better than this. Rollback this increase and fund essential health care, don’t double-down on something as wrong as abortion.”

Tiny robotic arm could operate on babies in the womb

By Meera Senthilingam
edition.cnn.com/2014/06/18/health/tiny-robotic-arm-operate-womb
June 18, 2014

 It will consist of a camera providing 3D images of the fetus, which will help guide two flexible arms in delivering gels or patches to seal the gap in the spine of babies with spina bifida. If successful, the arms will be developed to perform surgery themselves and treat conditions such as congenital heart disease.

It will consist of a camera providing 3D images of the fetus, which will help guide two flexible arms in delivering gels or patches to seal the gap in the spine of babies with spina bifida. If successful, the arms will be developed to perform surgery themselves and treat conditions such as congenital heart disease.

London (CNN) — Some birth defects in newborns could one day be a thing of the past due to new robotics technologies being developed to perform surgery on babies in the womb.

Spina bifida is one such disease, affecting approximately 1 in 2,500 newborns worldwide, where a lesion on the back leaves the spinal cord exposed in the womb, leading to severe disabilities, learning difficulties, and sometimes death.

The best option is to perform surgery to correct the problem before the baby is born but the complexities of such a procedure mean this currently only takes place in five countries worldwide. Most countries instead perform surgery after a child is born, but when the majority of damage has been done.

To reduce the risk involved in fetal surgery, scientists at University College London (UCL), and KU Leuven in Belgium are developing a miniscule robotic arm to enter the womb with minimum disruption to mother and baby. The robotics are targeting spina bifida but also lesser known conditions such as twin-twin transfusion syndrome, where blood passes unequally between twins who share a placenta, and fetal lower urinary tract obstruction, where babies are unable to urinate in the womb and their bladders become large and distended. Continue reading

MarchOfDeath

Abortion to “PREVENT” Premature Birth—The “Cure” IS the Disease

Preterm Birth Linked to Induced Abortion

by Rebecca G. Oas, Ph.D. | Reproductive Research Audit

reproductiveresearchaudit.com/preterm-birth-linked-to-induced-abortion-and-not-a-bit-prematurely/

A $200 million per year “Philanthropic Charitable” Foundation Promotes ABORTION as “The Cure” for Premature Birth—a “Cure” not merely worse than the disease, Abortion CAUSES the Disease.

The Medical Research Establishment is so heavily invested in abortion that it is willing to undergo Derangement of its Fundamental Scientific Objectivity rather than contradict the ‘abortion is safe’ dogma.

PLOSMedicine

It’s as if someone blew the all-clear.

A recent study found a “strong independent relationship” between a history of abortion and the risk of a subsequent preterm birth. For the pro-life community, this comes as a vindication of many years of work to draw attention to the link, despite a lack of attention from the medical community and outright denial from pro-abortion advocates.

However, the study authors attribute the risk to abortion methods now considered obsolete.

According to the study published by open-source journal PLOS One, which analyzed data from Scotland, induced abortion was indeed linked with preterm birth, with the risk increasing in relation to the number of previous abortions. However, the study found that the association decreased over the study period between 1980 and 2008. The authors speculated that this could be due to the use of more modern abortion methods less likely to cause cervical trauma, particularly medication abortion[, i.e., RU-486].

Reproductive Research Audit covers studies that address the most controversial topics in reproductive health research, including the long-disputed (but recently affirmed) link between induced abortion and preterm birth, the contested link between induced abortion and breast cancer (ABC link), and the suppression of studies that suggest abortion may contribute to problems in mental health. — Censoring Studies on Abortion and Breast Cancer: How Science and Free Speech are Stifled

The authors posit that the risk of preterm birth was increased in women who had surgical abortions without cervical pre-treatment. They hypothesized that the use of mechanical methods to dilate the cervix might cause trauma that could increase the difficulty of carrying a pregnancy to full term.

The authors conclude by recommending that the continued modernization of abortion methods “may be an effective long-term strategy to reduce global rates of preterm birth.”

On the one hand, it’s a surprising about-face: as recently as less than [a year] ago, Robin McMarty of RH Reality Check claimed, “There is no major medical group in the [US] that claims abortion causes preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies.” This was a paraphrase of the same assertion previously made by Paige Johnson, vice president of external affairs for Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina, and echoed by other pro-abortion groups.

On the other hand, this report and its recommendations manage to finally admit the existence of the link while attempting to further the pro-abortion cause: first, by fixing the blame squarely on outdated practices, and second, by advocating for increased use of more modern methods.

Continue reading

Dr. Thomas Hilgers, Natural Reproductive Technology Expert of World-Wide Renown

EWTN Live – 3-19-2014 – The Pope Paul VI Institute – Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ with Susan and Dr Thomas W. Hilgers, MD

“About” Dr. Hilgers at his dedicated website.

The Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction

Podcast (obviously, no video)

0:00

Natural Procreative Technology (NaProTechnology) — Healthier Babies, Moms and Marriages

NaProTechWhen Laurine was sixteen, she developed an ovarian cyst. She was very upset. Fortunately, through our friend, Dr. John G., we were familiar with NaProTechnology (Natural Procreative Technology). We were able to refer Laurine’s family to a practitioner in Reno. Though we never heard any more about the problem, several years ago, Laurine had a child.

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is associated with higher incidences of birth defects, including previously rare cancers.

NaProTECHNOLOGY (NPT):

Creighton

  • Is more effective than IVF at achieving pregnancy, a healthier pregnancy, and a healthy, live birth.
  • NPT searches for the underlying causes of infertility and seeks to restore health to a woman’s fertility.
  • NPT is usually more affordable for couples than IVF.
  • NPT pursues conception in a manner respectful of the dignity of a baby’s life.
  • NPT respects and promotes the marriage relationship.
  • The only “ethical” concern with NaProTECHNOLOGY is picking a baby name!
  • NaProTechnology does not offend religious convictions of the patient.

Find a NaProTechology Doctor.

Continue reading