By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. Mencap describes itself as “the leading voice of learning disability.” Oh, the joys of centralized health care. Apparently, the NHS has engaged in a bigoted DNR regime for COVID patients with developmental disabilities. From the Guardian story: People with learning disabilities have been given do not resuscitate orders during the second wave of …Continue reading "U.K. Forced Do Not Resuscitate Orders on COVID Patients with Developmental Disabilities"
By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children SPUC announced today that for the first time, ‘Night to Shine’ would be available in Scotland. SPUC Scotland with support from St Robert Bellarmine RC Church will join nearly 500 churches around the world, registered to host ‘Night to Shine 2021’, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, virtually around the …Continue reading "SPUC announced today that for the first time, ‘Night to Shine’ would be available in Scotland."
By Eileen Haupt Editor’s note. This appeared a year ago in NRL News Today. Tim’s annual “Night to Shine” this year is February 12. Night to Shine is a ministry of the Tim Tebow Foundation, providing a prom experience for teens and adults with special needs. Each year, on the same evening, close to Valentine’s …Continue reading "Night to Shine"
By Chris Alexis Would anyone approach a disabled person and tell them they’re better off dead? Would you? The idea sounds ludicrous. Even sociopathic. But a common argument from abortion advocates says essentially that: A mother who learns her baby will have a disability shouldn’t be judged for snuffing out that life — it may …Continue reading "Disabled babies should not be aborted – Just ask this man"
By Anne Marie Williams, RN, BSN Pro-Life Champions, the non-profit behind The 40 film as well as founders of the Shout My Story video campaign, recently released “Incompatible with Life,” a documentary about the “surprisingly common phenomenon of doctors who recommend abortion to parents who have a diagnosis of fetal abnormality.” The film features snippets …Continue reading "‘Incompatible with Life’ film reveals how parents are pressured to abort children with disabilities"
By Right to Life UK A change to abortion law in Poland that will protect babies with disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and cleft palate, came into effect at midnight on Wednesday 27th January 2021. This followed the highest court in Poland publishing its reasoning for a verdict that protects disabled unborn babies from …Continue reading "Polish legal protection for unborn babies with disabilities comes into effect"
By Sarah Terzo The late author and theologian James Tunstead Burtchaell received the following letter from a disabled woman and her husband: “Amniocentesis and its search and destroy philosophy… We cannot emphasize too strongly the evil of destroying an unborn child who may be deformed. I can give personal witness to the fact that such …Continue reading "Woman with spina bifida speaks out against abortion"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Toronto Star published an excellent article on December 21 written by Lisa Bendall, a disability leader and former editor of Abilities Magazine. Bendall’s article concerns Bill C-7, the bill to expand euthanasia in Canada, and its effect on people with disabilities. Bill C-7 is currently being …Continue reading "“Stop telling people with disabilities they might be better off dead”"
Chloe is an ambassador for the disability rights community By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It could be the dream of any girl, but it was particularly special for this one. Teenager Chloe Kondrich recently received an invitation to the home of the Vice President of the United States. The event was …Continue reading "Amazing teenager, Chloe Kondrich, joins Vice President Pence at his home for Christmas Party"
By Bridget Sielicki While every high school graduation is a cause for celebration, for the family of Braden West it’s an especially momentous occasion. That’s because Braden, of Kentucky, was never expected to live past infancy. When his mother, Cheri West, was pregnant with him, doctors predicted that Braden would be born with a number …Continue reading "18 years ago, a hospice nurse prayed for a baby to live – and this year, she took his graduation photos"
By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Editor’s note. My family will be gone on vacation through August 24. During that span we’ll run prior posts from the past year that remain timely and/or were particularly well-received. We will also add a new story or two as events dictate. A proud mother who …Continue reading "“Every prediction has been wrong”: Girl with rare conditions defies odds after mother refuses abortion"
By Sarah Terzo Commenting on testimony about the way parents of disabled preborn babies: On Monday February 11, we heard evidence at the inquiry from disability rights activists, parents of children born with disabilities and support groups for affected families. There were several strong themes that emerged. First, there seemed to be very little support …Continue reading "Evidence illustrates strong presumption from doctors that parents with disabled children would choose to have them aborted"