From Pro-Life Wisconsin.
MEDICAL DECISION-MAKING: Charlie Gard, the baby at the center of a legal row over his treatment, has died, a family spokesman has confirmed. The 11-month-old was moved to a hospice following a High Court ruling. In a statement issued on Friday evening, Ms. Yates said: “Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you Charlie.” PLW: Along with people of good will around the world, Pro-Life Wisconsin offers our condolences and prayers for little Charlie Gard and his loving parents.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD DEFUNDING: The U.S. Senate voted 51 to 49 to reject a “skinny” repeal of Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood in the early hours of the morning on July 28. Rep. John McCain, R-AZ, cast the deciding “no” vote. Two other Republicans, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, also voted “no.” Murkowski and Collins have previously expressed support for Planned Parenthood. PLW: The Republican Congress MUST find another avenue this session to defund Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Failure is not an option!
CONTRACEPTION/STERILIZATION: Officials in White County, Tennessee, have given inmates the option of ending their jail sentence early if they voluntarily agree to have a vasectomy or birth control implant. The program works like this: Both sexes can volunteer to participate, which is free of charge. Women are given a Nexplanon contraceptive implant, which works for up to four years, in their arm. The Tennessee Department of Health will provide vasectomies for men who volunteer for the program. Those who participate will receive 30 days of credit toward their jail time. PLW: Judges should encourage parental responsibility and drug-free births, but not by sexually maiming incarcerated men and women.
ABORTION: The legalization of abortion in Chile- which bans all abortion and has the lowest maternal mortality rate in Latin America-was stopped by one vote. The stunning pro-life victory surprised observers, except those kneeling in prayer and praying for victory. The win took place in the 120 member Chamber of Deputies following action in the Senate approving the legislation to amend Chilean law to allow abortion for three exceptions: a risk to the life of the mother, in cases of rape or incest, or in case of a negative prenatal diagnosis. PLW: God certainly answered prayers to protect and preserve Chile’s total abortion ban.
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From WI Right To Life:
AND FINALLY, LOVIN’ LIFE…