Grappling with abortion trauma

Abortion | Many women who’ve undergone abortion speak to the pain of the experience and the regret they feel, but confession and God’s forgiveness offer the path to healing
by Danielle Bliven
Posted 1/21/21, 05:03 pm

Maria Malafronte was 24 years old and six months pregnant when she walked into the All Women’s Care center in Seattle in September 2019. Two hours earlier she had taken pills—she wasn’t sure what they were—the abortionist had prescribed ahead of her appointment. Now she was in excruciating pain.

Malafronte didn’t want an abortion. She and her fiancé, Ben, wanted to place the baby for adoption, but her parents refused to pay for medical care during the pregnancy. They did offer to pay for termination: With no insurance and little money, Malafronte felt she had no other option.

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Death of a hospice

Death | Canadian caregivers fight the country’s pro-euthanasia agenda
by Leah Hickman
Posted 1/18/21, 05:09 pm

The red brick Irene Thomas Hospice facility in Delta, British Columbia, sits at the back of a small, shady corner lot that it shares with a supportive care center for nonhospice patients. The Delta Hospice Society built the coordinating buildings in 2009 on land leased from the Fraser Health Authority, a governmental health group.

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A fighter for life dies

Abortion | Pro-Life Action League founder Joe Scheidler spent decades trying to stop abortion
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/18/21, 05:03 pm

Joe Scheidler, founder of the Pro-Life Action League, died Monday morning at age 93. 

He entered the pro-life movement half a century ago after his wife Ann dragged him to a rally in downtown Chicago on a Saturday afternoon. Scheidler knew about activism—he had marched with Martin Luther King Jr.—and the Illinois Legislature was debating an abortion legalization bill, but Scheidler wanted to stay home and watch Notre Dame football. 

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