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ACOG Doesn’t Speak on My Behalf

By Steven A. Foley, MD | March 7, 2024

In this statement, ACOG is calling for “the ability of every patient to access abortion when they need it…,” while further claiming that “abortion is an essential part of comprehensive healthcare.” As a practicing OB/Gyn, I again cannot stand by and let this organization speak on my behalf.

Sophisticated Lies Endanger Everyone—Black, Brown, White and Other

By Nicole D. Hayes | March 4, 2024

Language can be cloak and dagger—particularly when that “old serpent” is speaking who is none other than Satan. He is the father of lies, as noted in John 8:44. He is the original liar. Adam and Eve experienced Satan’s craftiness firsthand when he asked Eve in Genesis 3:1, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” and then went on to lie and say to her in Genesis 3:4, “You will not certainly die” (NIV).

Does Acceptance of “Deep Time” or Evolution Imperil Christian Belief?

By Steven Willing, MD | February 15, 2024

Does acceptance of evolution or geological time imperil Christian belief? The evidence says no. But guess what does?

The Case for Conscience

By Anna Pilato, MA | February 12, 2024

The United States has long been a beacon of freedom in the world, and it has held the hope of a better life even before it was an independent nation. We see this exhibited in history when the Pilgrims left Europe in 1620 to come to the New World.

How Then Should We Live?

By JC Bicek | February 8, 2024

What does the Bible say about the body in light of today’s gender confusion? How then do you think we should live? While not new, a form of a gnostic dualism is ascendent in our world today. Our postmodern culture has rallied behind a two-tiered view of the human being, promoting the mind or consciousness at the expense of the body.

The Ethical Healthcare Professional

By Robert E. Cranston, MD, MA (Ethics) | February 8, 2024

No one would choose to be treated by an unethical healthcare professional. So, how do we as established healthcare professionals go about teaching the next generation of caregivers how to behave ethically, and what are some of the most important areas we should focus on in education?

An Invitation to Sign the IFTCC International Declaration on Therapeutic and Pastoral Choice

By Andrè Van Mol, MD | February 1, 2024

The International Foundation for Therapeutic and Counselling Choice (IFTCC) and their global community of member mental health and medical professionals have authored “An International Declaration on ‘Conversion Therapy’ and Therapeutic Choice,” proposing that “Signatories of this International Declaration call upon our governments, local authorities, human rights, media and religious organisations, to recognise that the right to self-determination is an established principle of international law, and therefore must include the right to shape and develop one’s own sexual identity, feelings and associated behaviours, and to receive support to do so.”

900 Professors?

By Steven A. Foley, MD | January 30, 2024

I am responding to the January 2024 article in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology entitled, “A statement on abortion by 900 professors of obstetrics and gynecology after the reversal of Roe v. Wade.”

How Long is Grief?

By Amy Givler, MD | January 25, 2024

How long is grief? I guess what I’m really asking is, “Does grief ever end?”

Enlightening the View

By Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA (Bioethics) | January 24, 2024

Since the overturn of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in June 2022, the acrimony within the abortion debate has increased exponentially, accompanied by a marked increase in the amount of misinformation contained in the debate.

Stopping the Pain and Saving Lives: Successful Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease

By David Prentice, PhD | January 10, 2024

As Christians in healthcare, we must hold fast to the belief that all life holds value, and all human beings are made in the Imago Dei. To veer from that belief is to allow room for the lie that some lives are not worth living.

Discussing Difficult Cases

By Steven A. Foley, MD | January 8, 2024

As Christians in healthcare, we must hold fast to the belief that all life holds value, and all human beings are made in the Imago Dei. To veer from that belief is to allow room for the lie that some lives are not worth living.

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