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When it is Okay to Kill a Baby?

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Abortion is meant to cause death. Every single time an abortion is performed, the goal is to kill a human being. Sometimes it kills a baby and a woman. Sometimes a baby escapes the procedure but is murdered for being a survivor. To abortion supporters, this is called “choice.”

This report discusses aspects of the trial of late-term abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell and the abortion industry. While anyone who has heard about Gosnell cannot help but be horrified by what he did to those babies, many would probably be surprised about what happens to babies aborted earlier in the pregnancy. People will probably also be surprised that few states have regulations that cover abortion clinics, even to meet the standard expected of veterinary clinics in the states. Fetal-pain bills and infant-born-alive protections will be discussed, as well as people trying to push the argument to justify infanticide. Sadly, the logical progression from aborting babies in the womb is infanticide, excused for the same reason months or years after they are born, because they are “inconvenient.”

The United States Supreme Court decisions in 1973, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, made the killing of babies in the womb legal during all three trimesters for any reason. In answer to the ability to kill a baby in the third trimester, some states, like Pennsylvania, have set arbitrary limits as to when a baby in the womb is no longer allowed to be killed. Let’s dive into the world those fateful Court decisions wrought.  [More …]

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New Research Reminds Us Why Fathers Matter

By | Beverly LaHaye Institute, Commentary, Family Issues, News and Events | No Comments

jsc-redbgAward-winning journalist Paul Raeburn notes in his new book, “Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked,” that we acknowledge a father’s “authority and economic stability” in children’s home lives, but we don’t always take into account all the many other ways that dads contribute Read More