By Dave Andrusko
“An entire generation has been taught by Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, that life can be discarded. Pregnant and unmarried? Have an abortion. Too many children? Again, abort. Abortion—the all-purpose solution to child abuse, poverty, and overpopulation.
Not surprisingly, Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, was a eugenicist who fiercely believed it was society’s obligation to consciously be “weeding out the unfit…preventing the birth of defectives or of those who would become defective.” Not surprising that ethos has spread, placing children prenatally diagnosed to have Down syndrome in deadly peril. (See “Jury Awards parents $3million for ‘wrong birth” of child born with Down syndrome.”)
But there are many parents of children with special needs who know better. They know their own lives are deeply enhanced by the blessings bestowed upon them by their child’s presence in their lives. They, the parents, are the recipients of unmitigated joy and unconditional love.
Some of those stories have been compiled in a new book, “A Special Mother is Born,” authored by Leticia Velasquez, who, with Eileen Haupt, co-founded “Keep Infants with Down Syndrome,” or KIDS. Mrs. Tobias writes
“Leticia’s book is a compilation of true stories by families whose children have special needs — A must read for all to appreciate God’s gift of life.”
Take five minutes out of your busy schedule and listen to PLP at www.prolifeperspective.com. You will hear Mrs. Tobias share tremendous insights from Leticia, especially about reaching out to support groups, talking to your pastor, and realizing they are not alone. What you will also learn is the medical community is vastly under-educated when it comes to the potential of children with disabilities.
One final quote from Mrs. Tobias before you go to www.prolifeperspective.com
“Untold numbers of families across the nation have been blessed by children deemed ‘imperfect’ by Margaret Sanger’s standards. We as a nation can embrace them, embrace their families, their lives. Get to know them and overcome our fear of what is different.”
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