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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

  • Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines | September 30, 2020

    To view this chart as a PDF, see: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates and Abortion-Derived Cell Lines   Updated June 2, 2021   Accurate information about the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines is essential, especially because many proposed candidates use newer molecular technologies for production of a viral vaccine. One concern regarding the ethical assessment of […]

  • A Visual Aid to Viral Infection and Vaccine Production | June 15, 2020

    This is Issue 1 in CLI’s On Science. To view this report as a PDF, see: A Visual Aid to Viral Infection and Vaccine Production   Updated November 2020   Introduction As a result of the rapid spread of the new coronavirus technically known as SARS-CoV-2, the United States and other governments have begun crash […]

  • The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage | March 26, 2020

    by R. J. Snell, Ph.D. This paper can be viewed as a pdf here: The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Ethics of Triage   As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Italy, many hospitals are overwhelmed with patients, necessitating difficult triage decisions that can seem like choosing who lives and who dies. In the United States, already […]

  • Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus | March 25, 2020

    This is Issue 43 in CLI’s On Point Series. To view this report as a PDF, see: On Point 43 Pro-Life Topics for Lawmakers Regarding Coronavirus.   Abortion advocates have found a new ally—COVID-19.   During this intensely stressful time, the vast majority of Americans are focused on protecting their health and the health of […]

  • 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 […]