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  • Flu outbreak prompts churches to take precautions

    January 23 2018 by Scott Barkley, Christian Index | with 0 comments
    Flu outbreak prompts churches to take precautions

    Johnny Nix of Pickett’s Mill Baptist Church has asked volunteers to consider staying away. “We’ve instructed our volunteers and workers to postpone coming by for a couple of weeks if they or someone in their family has had [the flu],” Nix said.

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  • Study: Post-abortion ministry yields spiritual renewal

    January 18 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Study: Post-abortion ministry yields spiritual renewal

    Nearly 20 percent of post-abortive women who sought help from a crisis pregnancy center say their experience led them to a “deepened spiritual life,” with 7.5 percent saying abortion drove them to faith in Christ, according to a study published by the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.

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  • California again approves abortion pill reversal class

    January 5 2018 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    California again approves abortion pill reversal class

    The California Board of Registered Nursing has given a green light – for the third time – to a class teaching nurses how to reverse drug-induced abortions. The board’s decision, coming just months after it decided to cut the class, surprised leaders of Heartbeat International, the Ohio-based nonprofit organization that offers the continuing education credit.

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  • Longest-frozen-embryo baby ‘from the Lord,’ mother says

    December 21 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Longest-frozen-embryo baby ‘from the Lord,’ mother says

    A 26-year-old mother gives all credit to the Lord after she gave birth to a baby girl from a donated embryo frozen more than 24 years, considered a record in cryopreservation births. “People say it’s science. No, I say it’s purely the Lord,” Tina Gibson told the NBC affiliate WBIR.

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  • Kidney donation reflects church’s family environment

    November 30 2017 by Roger Alford, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Kidney donation reflects church’s family environment

    Nikki Koonce took the biblical admonition about being generous to a new level when she gave one of her kidneys to a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq. Allen Miller had been dealing with kidney disease for a decade and renal failure for the past two years.

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  • New surgery exposes ‘chink’ in pro-abortion armor

    November 6 2017 by Julie Borg, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    New surgery exposes ‘chink’ in pro-abortion armor

    Surgeons at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston recently performed an innovative new surgery on an unborn baby boy with spina bifida at 24 weeks of gestation. The doctors removed the mother’s uterus but left it attached internally and then operated on the child through tiny slits in the womb, The New York Times reported.

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  • Infant’s death cause for grief, work, ethicists say

    August 1 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Infant’s death cause for grief, work, ethicists say

    Charlie Gard’s travail and death call for grief and renewed attempts to protect children and the right of parents to help them. The infant at the center of a debate that gained global attention died after months of legal battles over whether his parents or a hospital should have the authority to determine his treatment.

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  • Infant Charlie Gard dies after parents’ futile pleas

    July 31 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Infant Charlie Gard dies after parents’ futile pleas

    Charlie Gard – the infant at the center of a battle over parental authority that gained international attention – has died, his parents announced July 28. “Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you Charlie,” his mother, Connie Yates, said in a statement, according to the British Broadcasting Corp. News.

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  • Charlie Gard’s parents end battle to save his life

    July 25 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Charlie Gard’s parents end battle to save his life

    The parents of Charlie Gard have put an end to their legal fight to gain treatment for their 11-month-old son in a heartrending case that gained international attention. A lawyer for the parents told a judge in a British High Court hearing July 24 that “time had run out” for the infant.

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  • U.K. baby sparks end-of-life discussion

    July 10 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    U.K. baby sparks end-of-life discussion

    The heart-wrenching case of a British infant with a genetic disease has triggered an international discussion about who should make end-of-life decisions for children. London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital announced July 7 it would reconsider its decision to turn off life support for 11-month-old Charlie Gard.

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  • Demand for sex changes jumped dramatically last year

    June 5 2017 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Demand for sex changes jumped dramatically last year

    Sex reassignment surgeries in the United States rose nearly 20 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to data released this week by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The rise is the first ever report from the ASPS on the number of sex change surgeries performed in the United States.

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  • Offering restores hope for one family

    May 16 2017 by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | with 0 comments
    Offering restores hope for one family

    Laura Clark was a working mother of two daughters. A former athlete and wife to a police detective, life was good, until the day she had to struggle to carry her baby. With her heart rate soaring over 220 beats a minute, a high-speed ambulance ride to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center saved her life. ...

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  • Mother’s Day Offering gives hope to minister

    May 2 2017 by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | with 0 comments
    Mother’s Day Offering gives hope to minister

    Mark Wood has a big heart … and it was in trouble. He pushed through chest pain and numbness during the busy Easter weekend at church. But when he went to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for a simple heart catheter a few days later, he ended up in a bed, scheduled for triple bypass surgery. ...

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  • ‘Deaths of despair’ rising among middle-aged whites

    April 3 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    ‘Deaths of despair’ rising among middle-aged whites

    A pair of Princeton University researchers released a new report that reveals an alarming increase in the number of “deaths of despair” among white, middle-aged, blue-collar Americans. The statistics are concerning, said Brian Upshaw, Disciple-Making Team Leader for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, but churches can offer hope.

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  • Campbell medical team provides local health screenings

    March 20 2017 by Campbell University | with 0 comments
    Campbell medical team provides local health screenings

    A team of 10 medical students and two faculty members from Campbell Medicine partnered with the North Carolina Baptists on Mission to provide health screenings and osteopathic manipulative medicine in Kennebec, N.C., in February. A semesterly tradition, students and faculty look forward serving members of the Harnett County community.

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