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Iceland Down syndrome abortions called 'a tragedy'REYKJAVIK, Iceland (BP) -- Southern Baptists involved with special needs ministry are lamenting a report that virtually 100 percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in Iceland are aborted. Individuals with special needs, the ministry leaders say, are made in God's image and bring unique giftedness to churches and society.
Iceland's abortion rate for Down syndrome babies is "a tragedy," said Tracy McElhattan, a Kansas children's ministry professional who holds a Ph.D. in special education. Read More
David Daleiden takes pro-life case to Supreme CourtWASHINGTON (BP) -- Lawyers for David Daleiden appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court last week over the ongoing litigation suppressing his undercover videos.
During the 2014 and 2015 National Abortion Federation (NAF) annual conventions, the 28-year-old pro-life activist filmed undercover videos of Planned Parenthood workers allegedly discussing the illegal fetal tissue trade and late-term abortion procedures. In 2015, NAF filed suit, and Judge William Orrick issued a gag order to prevent the videos' release. Read More
DNA editing, ethics & biblical truthNASHVILLE (BP) -- Scientists have successfully edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time ever. But a Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary bioethicist says the research in question was unethical for its destruction of embryos and raises moral questions about genetic engineering.
The research -- published Wednesday (Aug. 2) in the journal Nature -- used a gene-editing tool known as CRISPR-Cas9 to correct in dozens of embryos a genetic mutation that causes a potentially fatal heart condition. The embryos were purposefully created with the mutation and destroyed following the experiment. Read More
Infant's death cause for grief, work, ethicists say
Charlie Gard's travail and death call for grief and renewed attempts to protect children and the right of parents to help them, Southern Baptist ethicists say. Read More
Infant Charlie Gard dies after parents' futile pleasWASHINGTON (BP) -- Charlie Gard -- the infant at the center of a battle over parental authority that gained international attention -- has died, his parents announced today (July 28) in England.
"Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you Charlie," his mother, Connie Yates, said in a statement, according to the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) News. Read More
Hawaii pro-life centers sue over abortion noticeWAIPO, Hawaii (BP) -- Pro-life pregnancy resource centers in Hawaii have filed suit against a new law requiring them to point women toward abortion access.
The law, signed by Gov. David Ige on July 11, requires pregnancy resource centers to post signs telling women about the state's "family planning services." Read More
Charlie Gard's parents end battle to save his life
The parents of Charlie Gard have put an end to their legal fight to gain treatment for their 11-month-old son in a heartrending case that gained international attention. Read More
Oregon to make abortion coverage free for allSALEM, Ore. (BP) -- Oregon health insurers and taxpayers will soon be paying for abortion, contraceptives and sterilization under a new law Gov. Kate Brown has vowed to sign.
The newly-passed Reproductive Health Equity Act forbids health insurance plans from imposing "a deductible, coinsurance, copayment, or any other cost-sharing requirement" for abortion, STD screening, prenatal care, post-natal care and all forms of contraception. Read More
U.K. baby sparks end-of-life discussionLONDON (BP) -- The heart-wrenching case of a British infant with a genetic disease has triggered an international discussion about who should make end-of-life decisions for children.
London's Great Ormond Street Hospital announced today (July 7) it would reconsider its decision to turn off life support for 11-month-old Charlie Gard. Previously, the hospital had gone against the wishes of Gard's parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, by refusing to allow an experimental treatment and by obtaining permission from U.K. and European courts to remove Gard from a ventilator. Read More
Louisiana sued for its pro-life lawsBATON ROUGE, La. (BP) -- The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit in Baton Rouge last week targeting Louisiana's abortion facility licensing law and other health and safety regulations.
The group sued on behalf of Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport and three anonymous abortionists who say the Louisiana laws run counter to last year's Supreme Court decision Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt. Read More