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Phone: 202-223-8073
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2776 S. Arlington Mill Dr.
#803
Arlington, VA 22206

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Stories of Premature Births, Anomalies Involving Fetal Surgery and Perinatal Hospice

The following is a compilation of public stories shared by families who were affected by a prenatal diagnosis of a lethal or non-lethal fetal anomaly or very premature birth.

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Written Testimony of Dr. Tara Sander Lee on South Dakota’s HB 1110 to Prohibit Abortions due to Down Syndrome

Dr. Tara Sander Lee testified on HB 1110, noting her scientific and clinical experience spanning 20 years, which includes expertise in molecular genetics and diagnostic testing. Dr. Sander Lee provided information on: the incidence of Down syndrome in the United States, methods of prenatal screening and testing, the high false-positive rate of incorrect reporting in standard screening tests, limitations with newer methods of non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS or NIPT), and the “perinatal revolution”

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Hydroxychloroquine Use During Pregnancy

Questions have already been raised about Hydroxychloroquine's possible use during pregnancy in this time of pandemic. Is HCQ safe for pregnant women? Is it safe for the unborn babies in their wombs? In this brief paper, I will review the scientific evidence that demonstrates that HCQ is safe for both expectant and lactating mothers.

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Ignoring the Scientific Facts Doesn’t Make the Pain Go Away

Fetal pain, according to Rep. Dr. Kim Schrier’s statements at a recent hearing in the House of Representatives, is “pseudoscience, total baloney.”  Interestingly, though she recalled caring for extremely premature babies during her pediatric training, perhaps the congresswoman was unaware that, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the medical standard of care for these little ones is to prevent pain, “not only because it is ethical but also because repeated painful exposures have the potential for deleterious consequences.”

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New Study Shows Unborn Babies Feel Pain at 12 Weeks

A new study “Reconsidering Fetal Pain” confirms that babies in the womb can feel pain as early as 12 weeks old.

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Anti-Discrimination Laws in the Womb: New Momentum for Protection

Something interesting is afoot in recent disappointments for advocates of the right to life.  In a series of cases that may test the appeal of a new jurisprudence on abortion, two federal appeals courts and the Supreme Court itself have turned aside attempts to enact a law banning disability discrimination abortions.

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Advancements in Fetal Surgery for Treating Spina Bifida

This last month, the Cleveland Clinic issued a press release announcing its first successful in utero fetal surgery for spina bifida, a congenital condition that occurs in about 1,645 babies born each year in the United States.

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Landmark Pain-Capable and Five-Month Abortion Bans

CLI is pleased to release a new map showing landmark pain-capable and five-month abortion bans passed at the state level.

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