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Against the current

Roe v. Wade | Rowing hard amid an ocean of abstractions
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/10/14, 01:00 am

Last year The Great Gatsby movie took in $349 million at the box office, which is $23 million more than the total assets of Planned Parenthood as of June 30, 2013. Still, that $326 million makes for a strong current against which crisis pregnancy centers need to row. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last line of The Great Gatsby describes where defenders of life are: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” 

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Her middle name was Mercy

Lifestyle | Unwavering faith amid a rare complication, a miraculous birth, and a sorrowful loss
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/10/14, 01:00 am

In the period of a few minutes, Kristi Eskelund’s excitement at discovering she was pregnant with twins turned to confusion and fear. She recorded her doctor’s words in her journal: “You just went from a no-risk pregnancy to an off-the-chart risk.” 

She tried to comprehend what he was telling her: Her twin girls were conjoined at the abdomen and—if the ultrasound reading was correct—it was possible they shared a heart. 

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Baby-saving gadgets

Technology | Simple contraptions improve survival odds for poor babies born to adversity
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 1/10/14, 01:00 am

In 2012 an estimated 2.9 million babies died within a month of birth. These were deaths due to causes other than abortion: infections, birth defects, preterm delivery, low birth weight, or complications during childbirth, like suffocation. In many cases, newborn deaths are preventable, but occur in developing countries where good medical care is too expensive or far away for mothers to obtain, according to the World Health Organization.

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