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  • New stance on assisted suicide ‘far from neutral’

    November 1 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New stance on assisted suicide ‘far from neutral’

    A doctor association’s new “engaged neutrality” on physician-assisted suicide is a misnomer and threatening to people with Alzheimer’s disease, a Southern Baptist ethicist and a specialist on elder care say. Delegates to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) voted Oct. 9 to embrace a stance of “engaged neutrality” regarding assisted suicide.

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  • God’s love ‘chief motivation’ for medical clinic

    October 1 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    God’s love ‘chief motivation’ for medical clinic

    NeighborHealth Center, a new faith-based community health center in Raleigh, N.C., opened its doors in June to offer primary care and other medical services to local residents, especially those from low-income, refugee and immigrant population “[God] cares for these people,” said Doug Briggs. “Communicating that love to them through our medical work is our chief motivation.”

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  • Marijuana advance stalls in Oklahoma

    September 11 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Marijuana advance stalls in Oklahoma

    Since adopting what may be America’s most permissive medical marijuana law, Oklahoma has seen pushback by medical experts and other citizens against potential misuse of the drug. State Question 788 was adopted by Oklahoma voters June 26 to legalize medical marijuana, but the ballot measure did not provide detailed instructions on ...

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  • Abortion procedure legal in U.S. draws ire in England

    August 31 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abortion procedure legal in U.S. draws ire in England

    An abortion procedure in use for 17 years in the U.S. is drawing ire from a Christian medical group as England prepares to adopt the practice by year’s end. Under the new plan, women in England will be allowed to take at home the second dose of the pharmaceutical combo commonly called the abortion pill, BBC news reported Aug. 25.

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  • Felony charges dropped over baby body parts videos

    July 27 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Felony charges dropped over baby body parts videos

    All criminal charges have been dismissed against two investigators who posed as procurers of aborted baby body parts in undercover videos of interactions with Planned Parenthood executives. Daleiden and Merritt had been charged with tampering with a governmental record by using false identifications to enter Planned Parenthood and faced up to 20 years in prison.

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  • Jamaica missionaries’ slaying draws murder charge

    June 29 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Jamaica missionaries’ slaying draws murder charge

    Local authorities have charged one man and named another a “person of interest” in the murders of two American missionaries in Jamaica. Andre Thomas was charged with murder and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition in connection with the deaths of Randy Hentzel and Harold Nichols, the Jamaica Constabulary Force reported.

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  • Donations offer relief for family buried under medical bills

    May 6 2016 by N.C. Baptist Hospital/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | with 0 comments
    Donations offer relief for family buried under medical bills

    What began as a simple overnight hospital stay for newborn Stella turned into 22 days of complications and fear. Born with Down syndrome, Josh and Gina Grant’s little girl was having trouble keeping food down: she wasn’t thriving. Days turned into weeks as the experts at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center …

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  • Minister with lingering pain gets Mother’s Day Offering blessing

    May 2 2016 by N.C. Baptist Hospital/Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | with 0 comments
    Minister with lingering pain gets Mother’s Day Offering blessing

    Since 1924 North Carolina Baptists have given to the Mother’s Day Offering to “extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, especially to the needy.” Pastor Steve Ashley is one of many who are grateful to N.C. Baptists for the blessing of fully covered medical bills.

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  • CMP activists indicted by Houston grand jury

    January 27 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CMP activists indicted by Houston grand jury

    The Houston grand jury charged with investigating Planned Parenthood in conjunction with undercover videos produced by the pro-life Center for Medical Progress has said the abortion provider broke no laws and instead has indicted CMP journalists on two felony counts.

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  • Planned Parenthood sues over undercover videos

    January 19 2016 by Leigh Jones, World News Service | with 1 comments
    Planned Parenthood sues over undercover videos

    Planned Parenthood filed suit against the Center for Medical Progress, accusing the group of conducting “a complex criminal enterprise conceived and executed by anti-abortion extremists.” The abortion giant claims CMP founder David Daleiden and his team broke state and federal laws, by secretly taping private conversations and trespassing ...

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  • ‘You need an ophthalmologist? That would be me.’

    January 7 2016 by Marie Curtis, IMB | with 0 comments
    ‘You need an ophthalmologist? That would be me.’

    The request by missionary Teresa Flora was hard for pediatric ophthalmologist Dave Klink to ignore, since he had been praying about how the Lord might want him to serve. As Teresa, a registered nurse, described the eye diseases that were threatening village children with blindness, Klink knew he could help.

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  • Obama admin to ‘review’ Planned Parenthood, CMP

    July 27 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Obama admin to ‘review’ Planned Parenthood, CMP

    The Obama administration has agreed to “review all the information” surrounding two videos that show Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale of baby parts obtained through abortion. The administration also said it will not agree to defund America’s largest abortion provider. Meanwhile, two Southern Baptists have offered theological perspectives criticizing Planned Parenthood.

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  • Health care ministries move by ‘word and deed’

    July 10 2015 by Mark Kelly, IMB Communications | with 0 comments
    Health care ministries move by ‘word and deed’

    During each year’s Global Medical Alliance meeting, IMB missionaries discuss new approaches and strategies to enhance work among people groups where the good news of God’s love is not known. Christians in health care ministries are living out their faith by “word and deed” throughout the world, and people are responding.

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  • Researchers develop pacemaker for unborn babies

    April 14 2015 by Courtney Crandell, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Researchers develop pacemaker for unborn babies

    A team of researchers has developed the first pacemaker small enough to implant in an unborn baby’s heart, potentially offering an effective treatment for congenital heart blocks. The researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California estimate the technology could aid up to 500 babies each year.

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  • S. Korean Baptists offer help to Syrian refugees

    March 13 2015 by Brian Andrews, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    S. Korean Baptists offer help to Syrian refugees

    The need for a medical clinic first became apparent to the Korean Baptists last year, when their church donated caravans for Zaatari refugees to use as housing. The volunteers were struck by the sheer number of refugees, none of whom appear to have access to regular medical care in Jordan.

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