Mary Jackson

Mary is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute mid-career course and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and four children. Follow Mary on Twitter @mbjackson77

Facing dangers

Children’s Books | Middle grade and teen fiction
by Mary Jackson
Posted 1/02/20, 04:15 pm

Brave Ollie Possum

Ethan Nicolle

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Year in Review: Fighting for life

Abortion | 2019 brought more challenges but renewed hope to pro-lifers
by Mary Jackson
Posted 12/30/19, 12:44 pm

Pro-life advocates saw both hopeful gains and discouraging setbacks this year in their efforts to fight for unborn babies and their mothers. Fewer women received surgical abortions nationwide, but the number of mothers taking the abortion pill continued to skyrocket. State lawmakers passed more sweeping pro-life legislation, but federal judges blocked those laws from taking effect.

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Who makes an infant’s end-of-life decision?

Abortion | A 10-month-old girl is at the center of a debate over Texas’ ‘10-day rule’
by Mary Jackson
Posted 12/23/19, 05:01 pm

A Texas hospital wants to end treatment for a terminally ill 10-month-old girl against her family’s wishes, triggering a debate over a state law that opponents say gives medical professionals more power than parents.

Last week, Texas Fourth Court of Appeals Chief Justice Sandee Bryan Marion granted Trinity Lewis, the mother of Tinslee, until Jan. 2, 2020, to find another healthcare facility to care for her daughter before allowing Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth to withdraw life-sustaining measures.

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