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Mother’s Day AD

Mother’s Day AD will again be in the OWH



We have used billboards to get our message of the importance of life to Nebraskans the last few years.
Before that we listed all the names in a full-page ad in the Omaha World Herald and we will do it again this year. The Sunday OWH goes across Nebraska and it is a way that we show pro-life strength.
It is a wonderful opportunity for you to honor your own mother publicly. Please let us know if it is to be in the “Memorial” section for deceased moms. Each donor can use up to 27 typed spaces. Please use the form with this newsletter.

Will YOUR NAME be included?

Pro-Life or Pro-Choice?

Are you pro-life? or are you pro-choice?

What is being pro-life?
Throughout the years, I have dealt with many misconceptions regarding what it is to be pro-life! Being pro-life doesn’t only cover the choice of killing the unborn, but also the difficult times when a life has to be terminated due to health issues. For instance, if the life of the mother is threatened and the pregnancy is thought to be not viable, a pro-lifer will agree that there is no other option for the mother and the baby—but most people don’t realize that this is part of being pro-life!

Respecting life the way we do includes our position against the death penalty and euthanasia as well.

I have included here some articles from the American Association of Pro Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists to explain what I’m talking about.

For instance:
What about an Ectopic Pregnancy?
What is AAPLOG’s Position on “Abortion to Save the Life of the Mother”?

What is AAPLOG’s Position on Treatment of Ectopic Pregnancy?,
July 2010

Ectopic pregnancy refers to any pregnancy that is implanted outside the uterus, most commonly in the Fallopian tube. By the time an ectopic pregnancy has been discovered (usually by 7 to 8 weeks gestation) the embryo has died in the majority of cases. However, the supporting tissues for the pregnancy often continues to grow and can cause life-threatening bleeding, either through rupture of the Fallopian tube or other mechanisms.

In a small number of cases a living embryo can be observed in the ectopic pregnancy. Unfortunately, this embryo will die in the near future if observation is continued, and the mother’s life remains in imminent danger from a life-threatening hemorrhage, before and after the death of the embryo. Continuation of such a pregnancy cannot result in the survival of a baby and entails a very substantial risk of maternal death or disability. Hence treatment is commenced to end the pregnancy surgically or medically. In certain cases, an additional benefit of early treatment may be preservation of fertility potential.

This scenario is somewhat analogous to the case of a woman who develops an intrauterine infection with an unborn child that is too early to survive outside the womb. There is no chance for survival of the child, either inside or outside the womb, but there is a very real, imminent danger of death or disability for the mother. In these cases delivery is effected to preserve the life of the mother. Regrettably, in each of these clinical situations the child cannot be saved. In either case, the intent for the pro-life physician is not to kill the unborn child, but to preserve the life of the mother in a situation where the life of the child cannot be saved by current medical technology.

For these reasons the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians recognizes the unavoidable loss of human life that occurs in an ectopic pregnancy, but does not consider treatment of ectopic pregnancy by standard surgical or medical procedures to be the moral equivalent of elective abortion, or to be the wrongful taking of human life.

What is AAPLOG’s Position on “Abortion to Save the Life of the Mother?”?
July 2009

Abortion is the purposeful killing of the unborn in the termination of a pregnancy. AAPLOG opposes abortion. When extreme medical emergencies that threaten the life of the mother arise (chorioamnionitis or HELLP syndrome could be examples), AAPLOG believes in “treatment to save the mother’s life,” including premature delivery if that is indicated — obviously with the patient’s informed consent. This is NOT “abortion to save the mother’s life.” We are treating two patients, the mother and the baby, and every reasonable attempt to save the baby’s life would also be a part of our medical intervention. We acknowledge that, in some such instances, the baby would be too premature to survive.

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