Carrie Gordon Earll

Carrie Gordon Earll is the vice president of government and public policy at Focus on the Family, where she leads a staff that provides expertise on a range of social policy topics affecting life issues, marriage and religious liberties. She also serves as the senior policy analyst for bioethics, researching and writing on a range of topics including abortion, end-of-life medical decisions and physician-assisted suicide. As a media spokesperson for Focus on the Family, Carrie has been interviewed by hundreds of print and broadcast media outlets, including ABC World News Tonight, Fox NewsThe O’Reilly Factor, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

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Discussing Your Medical Wishes: A Patient’s Guide

Discussing your wishes for medical treatment- or who you’d like to be responsible for decision-making in the event you’re ever unable to make your own – is an important task. This document will help you facilitate discussion with your loved ones around …

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Answers to Common Questions About Physician-Assisted Suicide

Q: What is Physician-Assisted Suicide? A: Physician-assisted suicide (PAS) is much different than refusing treatment. PAS involves a medical doctor who gives a terminally ill patient the means to commit suicide, usually by an overdose of prescription m …

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What the Bible Says About the Beginning of Life

The Bible is far from silent on the topic of the sanctity of human life, especially preborn life in the womb. This resource provides just a few of the Scripture verses that speak to the value of preborn life created in God’s image from the moment of fertilization.

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The ‘Sanctity of Life’ Ethic

What defines the idea of ‘the sanctity of human life,’ and how should it impact our relationships with other people?

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Kara Tippetts’ letter to Brittany Maynard

Kara Tippetts was 38 and a mother of four. Brittany Maynard was 29 and a newlywed when she committed suicide by lethal prescription provided by a doctor. Both women had aggressive forms of cancer; yet, they approached it from very different perspectives.

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Abortion and ObamaCare

The rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) is making news as citizens discover the cancellation of their health insurance policies and the sometimes unaffordable cost of replacing them. Along with these headlines, there’s another topic t …

Making Medical Decisions for a Loved One: A Caregiver’s Guide

Today’s advances in medical technology can sustain the lives of patients in otherwise dire circumstances. Some people want every possible treatment medical science can offer in every situation; others do not. Competent adults have a legal right to refu …

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Abortion Complications

What physical and psychological risks do women take when they have an abortion? The range of possible complications may surprise you. Roughly one million American women each year submit to abortion, making it one of the most commonly performed surgical …

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State Ultrasound Laws

To date, 24 states have provisions giving women the opportunity to view ultrasounds before abortions are performed or offering information about how to obtain an ultrasound before an abortion. Data includes information from state codes, American’s Unit …

The Serpent’s Whisper

I know how tempting abortion can be when faced with an unexpected pregnancy. That was my situation in 1981, when I was a single, pregnant college student. Abortion was legal and it seemed like the logical response to my dilemma; so I had an abortion. F …

What Are Advanced Medical Directives?

Understanding the Difference Between a ‘Living Will’ Declaration vs. Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.