‘We Had to Give Them All a Chance of Survival’: Triplets Born After Mother Refuses Selective Reduction

‘We Had to Give Them All a Chance of Survival’: Triplets Born After Mother Refuses Selective Reduction

(The Christian Institute) — A mother has explained how she refused to consider abortion when doctors told her that her triplets were not developing as expected. Katie Johnson and her husband Patrick were told at a twelve-week scan that their babies, Oscar, Aurelia and Oliver, had life-threatening growth problems. Doctors advised Katie to abort one […]

Cardiologist Who Conquered Cancer Cherishes ‘Power of Prayer’

Cardiologist Who Conquered Cancer Cherishes ‘Power of Prayer’

ASHLAND, Ky. (Baptist Press) — A cardiologist who had a miracle recovery from a grim cancer diagnosis this summer spoke emotionally Dec. 16 from the pulpit at Rose Hill Baptist Church. After receiving a standing ovation from a packed house in Ashland, Ky., David Bush thanked a congregation who had lifted him up in prayer […]

British Medical Association Advises Families to Trawl Social Media, Email to See if Relative on Life Support Prefers to Die

British Medical Association Advises Families to Trawl Social Media, Email to See if Relative on Life Support Prefers to Die

(The Christian Institute) — New guidance from the British Medical Association (BMA) advises searching the old online content of patients on life-support to see if they want to die. The BMA said that emails and social media posts could contain evidence that a seriously ill patient would prefer not to live with a disease or […]

New Planned Parenthood President: Birth Control, Abortion Are ‘Standard Medical Care’

New Planned Parenthood President: Birth Control, Abortion Are ‘Standard Medical Care’

In a recent social media post, new Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen asserted that the organization’s services, which include the provision of contraceptives and abortions, are “standard medical care,” and healthcare is a “basic human right.” “From here on out, we want to be clear: Planned Parenthood services, from birth control to cancer screenings and […]

UK Survey: Policy Allowing Male Doctors to Identify as Female Unsettles Some Women Regarding Gynecological Healthcare

UK Survey: Policy Allowing Male Doctors to Identify as Female Unsettles Some Women Regarding Gynecological Healthcare

(The Christian Institute) — NHS health boards that allow male doctors to self-identify as female deter some women from accessing medical care, a survey has revealed. The Times reports that the survey of 2,000 women, conducted by the Women and Girls in Scotland campaign group, revealed that vulnerable women felt scared and unsure about the […]

Dutch Doctor to Be Prosecuted for Euthanizing Woman With Dementia Despite Her Resistance

Dutch Doctor to Be Prosecuted for Euthanizing Woman With Dementia Despite Her Resistance

(The Christian Institute) — A doctor has been charged with unlawfully ending a patient’s life in the first case of its kind since euthanasia was legalized in the Netherlands in 2002. The nursing home doctor, who remains anonymous, administered a lethal injection to a 74-year-old dementia patient despite the fact that her will was “unclear […]

Young Christian Woman With Down Syndrome Speaks Against Being Screened Out

Young Christian Woman With Down Syndrome Speaks Against Being Screened Out

(The Christian Institute) — Heidi Crowter, a 23-year-old U.K. woman from Coventry, has been voicing her experience of life with Down syndrome and speaking out against disability screening. Heidi said that parents “are being told lies” about Down syndrome and she hopes that her example of life and faith will challenge the misconceptions. She is […]

Second Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History Spreads to Major City in Congo

Second Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History Spreads to Major City in Congo

(ABC News) — The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city. Butembo, a bustling city of almost a million people in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, is reporting an increasing number of cases of Ebola virus disease in the country’s current epidemic. There has been a “significant increase” in […]

Baby Born Healthy After in-Womb Spina Bifida Surgery

Baby Born Healthy After in-Womb Spina Bifida Surgery

(The Christian Institute) — A baby who had pioneering surgery on her spine while in the womb has been born healthy. Parents Georgia and Tyler discovered their daughter, Piper, had spina bifida—a gap in the spine resulting in paralysis—at the 20-week scan. It is hoped that the technique will reduce the number of abortions offered […]

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