Trump Administration Halts Government Use of Aborted Fetal Tissue

In a move being applauded by the pro-life community, the Trump administration has halted a government-run study that was using aborted fetal tissue. Research for this first halted study had been occurring in a National Institutes of Health lab located in Montana and was set to study human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The lab was ready to start running animal tests that implanted mice with fetal tissue. A senior scientist with the lab stated in an email to his colleagues that, “…[the department] has directed me to discontinue procuring fetal tissue.” Late in September, the U.S. Department of Health and Human

Yale Pro-Life Conference Offers Glimpse of Movement’s Future

Last month, students at Yale University organized a pro-life conference called “Vita et Veritas.” The conference hosted seven excellent speakers from across the country and drew guests from several states, including students from Harvard, Hillsdale, Notre Dame, Princeton, and Yale. The conference kicked off with a dinner keynote address given by Karen Gaffney, a woman with Down Syndrome who advocates for people with Down Syndrome to be fully included in schools and communities. Her talk was an important reminder of the persons at stake on the other side of every pro-life policy, law or election. The lectures on Saturday covered

Pro-Life Leaders Worldwide Unite to Offer Support for Charlie Gard

The story of Charlie Gard, the 11-month-old British baby suffering from a rare genetic condition who was essentially given a death sentence by the European Court of Human Rights, has caught the attention of organizations, hospitals, ordinary people, and even some of the most well-known world leaders. Despite the fact that Charlie’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, have raised more than enough money to transport their son to the US for an experimental treatment, the court has forbidden Charlie’s parents from taking him out of Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and ruled that the hospital can withdraw his

Big Government Tries to Kill a Sick Baby

Baby Terry, Baby Joseph Maraachli, and now Baby Charlie Gard — examples of big government stripping parents of their rights and ordering the death of children. By now hopefully you’ve heard of the case of Charlie Gard, an eight month old British baby suffering from a rare disorder. He has been in a London hospital where doctors, so-called ethicists, and government officials have declared that there is no use treating him and he ought to be allowed to die. But there’s something different about this case: Not only is the hospital refusing to treat Charlie, they are refusing to allow him to