Does an Ectopic Pregnancy Justify Intentionally Killing the Baby?

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 11:11pm -- Dr. Patick Johnston

The Dilemma

“Oh, I agree with you that abortion’s a bad thing,” the cigarette-puffing young man insisted across the Planned Parenthood fence.

“Why did you take her in there then?” I inquired. “It’s not too late. Go get her…”

“But the abortion is necessary to save her life. She has an ectopic pregnancy and the baby has zero chance of survival.”

Nothing stumps a pro-lifer quicker than this. If killing the preborn baby is necessary to save the mother’s life, it is argued, then the abortive remedy is unfortunate and regretful, but not murder.


What if it is not necessary to kill the ectopically implanted baby to save the mother’s life? What if the mother and the baby can both be saved?

Planned Parenthood Rally and Fasting Event

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 7:51pm -- Dr. Patick Johnston

Join us Friday, April 22, 9 a.m, for the Statewide Protest PP event in front of the Columbus Planned Parenthood, 3255 E. Main St. in Columbus, Ohio. Contact Mark Harrington on Created Equal's facebook page for more information.

When Friday's event ends, many in Personhood Ohio's leadership will be fasting and praying for justice for the preborn, culminating in an event on the west lawn of the Ohio Statehouse the next da...y, the National Protest PP day, on Saturday April 23, noon to 2 p.m. There will be powerful speakers, intense times of intercession before heaven's throne, and times of worship and reflection.

What About Ectopic Pregnancy?

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 11:08pm -- Dr. Patick Johnston

Many sincere advocates of life fall prey to the argument that abortion is occasionally necessary to save the life of the mother. An example of an ectopic pregnancy is often given. However, a cursory investigation of the evidence reveals that many babies have survived ectopic pregnancies. There are life-saving alternatives to treat the mother and her ectopically-implanted baby. Successful transplantation of the embryo from the fallopian tube to the uterus has been reported in the medical literature as far back as 1917. We do not have to kill these babies to save the mother. Their cases is not hopeless.

ALL children are a heritage from the Lord

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 10:55pm -- Dr. Patick Johnston

Dear friend of life,

Elizabeth pregnant with #10 I had the privilege of watching my 24-week preborn baby kicking her arms and legs in my wife’s womb this week. Our tenth! When Elizabeth and I married 17 years ago, we were committed to have as many children as the Lord would give us—reserving the right to change our minds, of course. ;-) It has been almost an annual ritual for our family—all of us gathered around a puddle of urine on the bathroom counter, jumping up and down and squealing with excitement over a positive pregnancy test! Now, with my tenth on the way, we’ve never been more excited!

This one, we are happy to announce, is a girl! That makes six girls and four boys. I told Elizabeth she’s got to get pregnant at least twice more to give the boys a chance to catch up. My wife laughed, but I think the ultrasonography tech, when she overheard, would have incinerated me with her eyes if she could.

Would Defunding Hitler Had Been Enough?

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 11:57pm -- Dr. Patick Johnston

Picture it: masses of bone-thin, naked bodies piled outside of barb-wire-fenced camps. Testimonies of grisly experiments being performed on Jewish twins. Whole warehouses pile piles of shoes, empty suitcases, watches, jewelry, and lampshades made from the skin of Jews.
Up sounds forth the cry from America! “Defund them!”


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