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Robin Pierucci, M.D., M.A.

Associate Scholar

Dr. Robin Pierucci, M.D. is a wife, mother, clinical neonatologist, and medical director of a 50-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). She completed her residency in pediatrics as well as her fellowship in neonatology at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin. She also has a master’s degree in Bioethics from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed the National Catholic Bioethics Center ethics certificate course. In addition to her clinical duties, Dr. Pierucci remains active in a wide range of performance improvement projects including perinatal palliative care, decreasing BPD, and care of infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. She has authored multiple publications and speaks regularly around the country on a variety of perinatal and ethical issues. Dr. Pierucci has appeared on a variety of programs aired on EWTN including Women of Grace, The Journey Home, EWTN Live, and her documentary about in vitro fertilization. In addition to being an associate scholar with the Charlotte Lozier Institute, she has recently become the chair of the American College of Pediatricians pro-life committee.

Latest Research & News

  • Questions and Answers on Late-Term Abortion | May 16, 2022

    First published: February 2019 Last updated: May 16, 2022   To view this fact sheet as a PDF, see: Fact Sheet: Questions and Answers on Late-Term Abortion   What is a Late-Term Abortion?   “Late-term” abortion is an imprecise term, but under any “formal” definition offered or as accepted by the public at large late-term […]

  • Fetal Pain, Following the Evidence | December 21, 2021

    This is issue 7 of CLI’s On Science series. To view this report as a PDF, see: Fetal Pain, Following the Evidence   During the Dobbs abortion case hearing, Justice Sotomayor made a number of problematic statements.  She was unfamiliar with decreases in the edge of viability since Roe was handed down[1] (28 weeks then […]

  • At Different Times in Life | September 1, 2021

    As children head back to school, many parents are snapping “first day of school” pictures. This annual event documents not only some interesting fashion trends, but also how physically different we look at different ages.  I recently found an older family album that solidified this fact. I had to take a second look to verify […]

  • If it is a Baby, Is it a Person? | July 30, 2021

                         By Robin Pierucci, M.D., M.A.   This is issue 64 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, See: If it is a Baby, is it a Person?       The CNN headline touted, “The world’s most premature baby has celebrated his first birthday after beating 0% […]

  • Ignoring the Scientific Facts Doesn’t Make the Pain Go Away | February 19, 2020

    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 […]