Ohio House of Representatives Again Advances Bill Banning Abortion When Heartbeat Detected

Ohio House of Representatives Again Advances Bill Banning Abortion When Heartbeat Detected

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio House of Representatives voted on Thursday in favor of a bill that would ban abortion when a heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks gestation. The measure passed the legislature two years ago, but was vetoed by Republican Gov. John Kasich. “This bill basically says if there is a heartbeat, […]

DRC Health Ministry Says Ebola Outbreak Is Worst in Congo’s History

DRC Health Ministry Says Ebola Outbreak Is Worst in Congo’s History

KINSHASA (Reuters) — The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country’s history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late Friday. The hemorrhagic fever is believed to have killed 198 people in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, where attacks by armed groups and […]

Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children Writes Physician-Assisted Suicide Policy for Patients 18 & Up With ‘Eye’ on Future Allowance for ‘Capable Young People’

Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children Writes Physician-Assisted Suicide Policy for Patients 18 & Up With ‘Eye’ on Future Allowance for ‘Capable Young People’

TORONTO — Pro-life groups are expressing concern after employees with Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children recently penned an essay outlining that they had been asked to develop a policy on how to respond to Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) requests at the hospital, and noting that the policy—although applying to those 18 and older—was also […]

Couple Who Refused Abortion, Entrusted Son to ‘God’s Hands’ After Being Told Condition Was Terminal, Learns Doctors Misdiagnosed Baby

Couple Who Refused Abortion, Entrusted Son to ‘God’s Hands’ After Being Told Condition Was Terminal, Learns Doctors Misdiagnosed Baby

DES MOINES, Iowa — A couple in Iowa who was counseled by doctors to abort their unborn son after he was diagnosed with a terminal condition has learned that their child, who was born last month, was misdiagnosed and is expected to live after all. “I didn’t feel like it was my decision to make,” […]

‘Monkey Dust’ Drug Causing Public Health Crisis in UK’s Midlands Region

‘Monkey Dust’ Drug Causing Public Health Crisis in UK’s Midlands Region

(The Christian Institute) — Police are warning of a new drug known as Monkey Dust, which causes powerful hallucinations and paranoia yet costs as little as £2. The drug, also known as MDPV, is causing a public health crisis across Staffordshire and the West Midlands, with paramedics called to 178 incidents since April. When approached […]

British Medical Association Proposes Allowing Euthanasia for Advanced Dementia, Parkinson’s Patients

British Medical Association Proposes Allowing Euthanasia for Advanced Dementia, Parkinson’s Patients

(The Christian Institute) — Plans to allow doctors to end the lives of patients with severe dementia or other degenerative diseases have been proposed by the British Medical Association (BMA). A recent court ruling allowed doctors to remove “clinically-assisted artificial nutrition and hydration” from some patients with the family’s agreement. These proposals go much further. […]

Kansas Mother Who Had Been Advised to Abort While Battling Breast Cancer Celebrates Baby’s First Birthday

Kansas Mother Who Had Been Advised to Abort While Battling Breast Cancer Celebrates Baby’s First Birthday

LEAWOOD, Kan. — A mother in Kansas recently celebrated her son’s first birthday after obtaining a second opinion upon being advised to abort her unborn child in order to undergo treatment for breast cancer. Stacey Johnson, a NICU nurse from Leawood, was elated when she learned in 2016 that she was pregnant with her second […]

STDs Rise in Washington, DC: Gonorrhea Cases Up 56 Percent

STDs Rise in Washington, DC: Gonorrhea Cases Up 56 Percent

(Outbreak News Today) — The District of Columbia Department of Health (DC Health) recently released its 2018 HIV, STD, Hepatitis, and TB Surveillance Report for the District of Columbia, which shows record numbers and increases among STDs–chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. Health officials report a 35% increase of chlamydia, a 56% increase of gonorrhea, and a […]

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