ACLU sues to allow abortion pills in pharmacies

Abortion | Pro-life groups say such a move would endanger women’s health
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 10/09/17, 03:49 pm

Women should be able to get abortion-inducing drugs at their local pharmacies in addition to abortion facilities, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) argues in a new lawsuit.

The group sued on behalf of a Hawaii abortionist and three medical entities against federal regulations of the drug RU-486, also known as mifepristone and the brand name Mifeprex.

The drug works with the drug misoprostol to cut off nutrients to babies during early pregnancy and send the mother into labor.

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Esther’s story

Life | In a state known for legal assisted suicide, one terminally ill young woman instead chose to live each God-given day to its fullest
by Sophia Lee
Posted 9/28/17, 01:30 pm

SALEM and AUMSVILLE, Ore.—Esther Ybarra’s “Celebration of Life” memorial service in September began in the same manner in which she lived, according to friends: in worship. Along with sounds of guitars and song, the Salem, Ore., chapel where 600 mourners gathered to commemorate the young woman rang with occasional laughter as friends and family shared memories of one whose life had impacted so many. There were also sniffles and tissues as people lamented her short life—just 21 years.

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U.S. doctors take official stance against euthanasia

Life | The American College of Physicians argues medicine’s goal is not to control the manner and timing of death
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 9/25/17, 03:44 pm

Amid increasing attempts to legalize euthanasia at the state level, the nation’s second-largest network of physicians officially spoke out against it last week. 

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