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Live Action News’ Top 10 of 2022: Exposing the absolute injustice of abortion

The goal of Live Action News is to save human lives through education about the dignity and humanity of preborn children and to expose and counter the lies disseminated by the abortion industry. Through our daily content, we seek to inspire and change the hearts and minds of readers with informative news on life-related issues both in the U.S. and abroad, and with compelling and inspiring human interest stories.

In 2022, Live Action News published nearly 2,300 articles and received approximately 10 million unique page views. Our 2022 articles have equipped pro-lifers to become even stronger in their defense of life at its most vulnerable, to debunk pro-abortion arguments with powerful pro-life arguments, and to defend life through increased pro-life activism.

Below are our top 10 articles of 2022 based on page views, counting down from #10:

10. Pro-abortion students tell pro-life students to ‘kill themselves’ at college booth

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Screenshot: Students for Life of America

Published in September, this article was viewed approximately 65,000 times, and discusses an attack on pro-life students who had a display set up as part of SFLA’s “Abortion is Not Right” campus tour at the University of Missouri. Pro-abortion students tore down and stole parts of the pro-life student group’s display, throwing them into the trash. Video can be seen here.

SFLA Missouri and Arkansas Regional Coordinator Nicole Hollman said, “Between the guy telling us to all go kill ourselves, the several people who said they wish they had been aborted, or the group of nursing students who all believed that the baby doesn’t have rights until the umbilical cord is cut (yes, they truly all agreed they would be comfortable killing the baby after birth if the cord was still attached to the woman), I found the campus to be in a very dark and tragic place. As a Mizzou graduate myself, I was deeply saddened to see how little the culture there valued life, both preborn AND born.”

9. Study reveals heartbreaking images of baby girl aborted at 26 weeks

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Photo via https://molecularcytogenetics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13039-022-00584-3

Published in early October and viewed by approximately 72,000 readers, this article shares the heartbreaking report of a baby aborted late in pregnancy after she was found to have the same, non-life threatening genetic mutation as her mother. Her parents chose to abort her at 26 weeks and 3 days, according to the study detailing the case. At this gestational age, a child born prematurely has an approximately 89% chance of survival.

8. Before his death, actor Ray Liotta made peace with his adoption: ‘I’m grateful… for being born’

DEAUVILLE, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 09: Actor Ray Liotta unveils his cabin sign as a tribute for his career along the Promenade des Planches during the 40th Deauville American Film Festival on September 9, 2014 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

This article, published by Live Action News in June and receiving nearly 73,000 views, tells the story of late actor Ray Liotta, best known for his roles in films including “Goodfellas” and “Field of Dreams.” In an interview with People a year prior to his death at age 67, Liotta explained how he was adopted as an infant, and the closed adoption process (common at the time Liotta was born) left him with a great deal of anger throughout his life. But this began to change as he grew older.

Liotta told the Hollywood Reporter, “I found my birth mother and found out I have… a half brother, five half sisters and a full sister that I didn’t know about until 15 years ago.”

“After years, you grow up, and you just see the pattern of things. I’ve definitely developed more patience. Now I’m grateful for my health. And being born,” he explained to People. “For my parents that adopted me. I mean, it could have gone a lot of different ways.”

7. Baby declared stillborn begins crying on the way to the cemetery

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Baby Tombstone at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Georgia. (Getty Images)

This January Live Action News article (viewed more than 74,000 times) tells the story of a couple in Turkey who was shocked to learn that their stillborn baby was actually still alive, when the baby began crying on the way to the cemetery. The baby, born at approximately five months gestation, was receiving medical care at the time of reporting.

“His hands are fidgety, his feet are moving. His heart is beating. I saw him, at least I felt relieved. Thank God, I saw that he was fine, but the doctor said, ‘his condition is critical.’ He said that his blood pressure had dropped. He didn’t say anything else. He didn’t give much information about his condition; we wait,” the baby’s mother told Newsweek. “We do not despair of God, we pray. I saw the back of the baby’s face and the back of his head during the last birth. I am happy, his hands and feet were fidgeting. I am very happy, I saw my child alive. What else can I ask of God? I hope he gets better and regains his health.”

Further updates on the baby’s condition were unable to be located.

6. Newborn baby rescued from trash bin in airplane bathroom

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Screenshot: YouTube

Viewed more than 75,000 times, a January article about a baby found in the airplane trash bin of a flight from Madagascar to Mauritius shocked readers. A 20-year-old woman reported to be the baby’s mother was taken into custody, though she at first denied that she was the mother. The baby received medical attention at a hospital and appeared to be doing well at the time of reporting.

5. Parents of conjoined twins successfully separated say abortion was never an option

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A close up image of the feet of newborn twins, swaddled in a soft blanket. (Getty Images)

Dwight and Stephanie Castle learned at a 12-week ultrasound scan that they were expecting conjoined twins – yet they never considered abortion. In the March article, viewed nearly 102,000 times, the Castles were honest about their fears, but did their best to have faith in God’s plan. “I was trying to believe the goodness of God in this,” Dwight said. “I believe in His power, His ability to save, His sovereignty over everything. But how was this good?”

The twins, Elizabeth and Susannah, were born at 34 weeks with separate hearts, which made the idea of surgical separation much more achievable. The surgery — which was successful — took 14 hours, and the girls spent 323 days in the hospital before being released to go home.

4. RARE: These baby boys are cousins… but genetically, they’re also quaternary twin brothers

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Photo: Instagram (@SalyersTwins)

Published in February, this unique story about a rare family was viewed by nearly 104,000 readers this year. Identical twin sisters Briana and Brittany married identical twin brothers Jeremy and Josh — and both couples gave birth to sons (Jax and Jett) in 2021.

As Live Action News explained, “When most siblings have children, those children are labeled cousins — but when identical twins marry identical twins and both couples have children, both sets of identical twins share the same DNA, and the children that result are therefore genetically twins, though not from the same parents. They are considered quaternary twins… If the family did a DNA test, the results would identify the two boys as brothers, not as cousins.”

3. Archbishop Chaput: President Biden is not in communion with the Catholic Church

Archbishop Charles Chaput (left) is seen on stage as Interfaith Church and Community leaders are joined by local elected officials at a March 2, 2017 Stand Against Hate rally at Independence Mall in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

At a Eucharistic Symposium in the Diocese of Arlington on October 22, Archbishop Charles Chaput had strong words to say about President Joe Biden, a self-described devout Catholic, for his open support of abortion. Chaput stated, “When you freely break communion with the Church of Jesus Christ and her teachings, you can’t pretend to be in communion when it’s convenient. That’s a form of lying. Mr. Biden is not in communion with the Catholic faith. And any priest who now provides Communion to the president participates in his hypocrisy.”

This post, published in October, has been viewed more than 104,000 times.

2. In 2015, hospital staff didn’t just refuse to save my 23-week preemie. They killed him.

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Screenshot: YouTube – Kelly Day

Published in December and receiving more than 245,000 page views, one mother recounted her horrifying 2015 experience of infant loss. Kelly Day said she went into labor at 22 weeks, 6 days, and was told if she could make it to 23 weeks, the hospital would try to save her baby by providing him with medical care. Instead, Day was able to find a different hospital willing to admit her and provide care, but says the first hospital would not release her.

Instead, her labor progressed, and Day claims a doctor whom she did not know entered her room and violently yanked on her son in the birth canal, causing him severe injuries. He survived for six hours after his traumatic birth. View the heartbreaking personal video from Ezekiel’s parents at the link above.

1. Aborted babies discovered in DC may indicate infanticide after attempted abortions

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Viewed more than 327,000 times, this breaking and exclusive Live Action News story shocked the world in April.

In March of 2022, pro-life activists Terrisa Bukovinac and Lauren Handy with Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising obtained boxes from a medical waste service containing the bodies of aborted children while engaging in anti-abortion advocacy outside the Washington Surgi-Clinic in D.C. This facility is owned and operated by abortionist Dr. Cesare Santangelo, who was featured in Live Action’s 2013 InHuman late-term abortion investigation videos. 

More than 100 likely first-trimester babies were found in the boxes, along with the bodies of five other children who appeared to have been aborted late in pregnancy. Photos of their mutilated yet perfect bodies stunned readers, and experts who reviewed the photographic evidence believe some of the children were old enough to have survived outside the womb.

To date, D.C. authorities have taken no action to investigate the deaths of these five babies (which could have been federally illegal), and the U.S. Department of Justice has also ignored requests to investigate, despite calls to bring #JusticeForTheFive. Read more at the link above.

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