By Maria V. Gallagher Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation When Rachel Campos-Duffy’s children return home from a break from college, they are most eager to see their little sister, Valentina. “She is just pure joy…love!” Campos-Duffy says. Valentina happens to have an extra chromosome, and her mother has said that makes her extra cute. “She …Continue reading "The blessing of a special needs child enriches families"
By Dave Andrusko Our last post of the day was made possible because a friend passed along a story that appears in the May edition of Christianity Today. Written by Kimi Harris, her lovely musings run under the headlined “When Our Ultrasound Revealed a Birth Defect, My Doctor Offered an Abortion: We’ve never regretted saying …Continue reading "The power of words when an ultrasound reveals your baby has a “birth defect”"
By Dave Andrusko Looking at Beau, her 14-month-old daughter, Demi Goodman’s “chest swells with pride.” Beau is ”an amazing little girl,” Demi, 21, a stay-at-home mother from Birmingham, England told Elizabeth Archer of the Daily Express. “I always knew she would be a fighter.” As is her mom. Demi, who “was all over the moon” …Continue reading "Mom “listened to my instincts,” ignores advice to abort baby with half a heart. Little girl now doing just fine"
By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Great news for babies with spina bifida In a week that has seen two parliamentary attempts to strip protections from unborn babies, especially in Northern Ireland, the press has been celebrating surgeons’ ability to operate on babies in the womb with spina bifida. Huge operation For …Continue reading "Amazing: Unborn babies’ spines repaired in the womb in UK first"
Thanks to Facebook, parents find support for decision not to abort their babies By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through September 6. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told …Continue reading "New study finds outcomes for babies born with trisomy 13 and trisomy 18 “not as lethal as docs once said”"
New Study Finds that Less than 1 percent of Zika Infections During Pregnancy Lead to Microcephaly By Jonathan Abbamonte and Steven W. Mosher, Population Research Institute Abortion advocates have attempted to lobby and shame pro-life Latin American countries into legalizing abortion for women who may contract the Zika virus. Although it has not been proven that …Continue reading "Abortion is Never the Answer for Pregnant Women with Zika"
By Michael Cook Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a post at bioedge.org and is reprinted with permission. A week of confusing information about the Zika virus epidemic, which the World Health Organization has described as a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern”. In a report in the New England Journal of Medicine, Slovenian clinicians …Continue reading "Zika: still wrapped in mystery"
By Dave Andrusko This will be a short post for two reasons. Maisie Smith’s wonderful story is the last story of the day and I’ve been meaning to write about Maisie and her wonderful mother, Amy, for two days. (The full story can be read at www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Croydon-mum-8216-Doctors-advised-abortion-8211/story-21006651-detail/story.html.) Maisie’s and Amy’s story is one of …Continue reading "Another mother rejects advice to abort, Maisie doing wonderfully"
By Jessica A. Botelho, Staff Reporter, The Rhode Island Catholic PROVIDENCE — The news for Sonia and Rony Morales was grim. At her 16-week ultrasound appointment five months ago, doctors informed Sonia that her baby has anencephaly, a neural tube defect in which portions of the brain, skull and scalp do not form in …Continue reading "Couple says daughter with fatal prognosis is a gift from God"
By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. The belief that parents and families will be damaged by having a disabled child, and that this damage can be limited through …Continue reading "Psychological trauma after abortion for fetal disability – parents need to know the facts"
By Heidi Miller The presence of birth defects found before a child is born will often cause his parents to make a life-or-death decision about their child. Do they risk the unknowns and have a baby who could potentially be “abnormal?” Or do they “dispose” of the child and any potential “problems”? While some children …Continue reading "Midwife fights against describing children as “monsters”"