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Catholic Connection – May 21, 2024 – Hr 2

Bobby Schindler discusses a study showing care is being withdrawn from the brain injured too quickly. Grace Emily Stark explains the real reason maternal mortality rates have risen in the USA.




Segment 1 – Intro and News


Segment 2 & 3 – Landmark Study Concludes: Decisions to Withdraw Care from the Brain Injured Occurring too Quickly
“Researchers found that patients who were given a poor recovery prognosis were having their life-sustaining treatment withdrawn within days of experiencing their brain injury. However, 40% of the patients who did not have their treatment removed recovered with at least some independence. This conclusion closely follows what the Life & Hope Network has been saying since its founding – brain-injured persons who are provided proper care can (and will) recover and it is not a “rare” event.”  Bobby Schindler talks about this.

Bobby Schindler is president of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network and associate scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute.





Segment 4 – The Pressure to Put Girls on Birth Control
“The rise in reported maternal mortality rates in the US is largely due to a change in measurement. The left likes to cite how ‘dangerous’ pregnancy is (supposedly especially in the United States) as why access to abortion and contraception is so imperative. But this article shows that the supposed rise in maternal deaths in the US is actually because we changed how we measure maternal deaths – NOT because the rate of deaths themselves have actually increased!”  Grace Emily Stark joins us to discuss.

Grace Emily Stark is the Editor of Natural Womanhood. Grace holds a B.S. in Healthcare Management & Policy from Georgetown University, and a M.A. in Bioethics & Health Policy from Loyola University Chicago. She is a current Ramsay Institute Fellow, and in 2019, she was awarded a Robert Novak Alumni Fund Journalism Fellowship to research and write about the history of birth control, birth control side effects, and the growing interest in natural methods of birth control. 

More resources:
Subsidizing birth control in Africa does nothing: Study
Is pregnancy more dangerous than birth control?



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