By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. If there is such a thing as an evergreen stories, medical miracles where kids overcome insuperable odds qualities. This appeared a year ago in NRL News Today. I took a quick peek this afternoon at the Facebook page Grayson Kole Smith’s parents use to update followers about their six year old’s progress. …Continue reading "Medical miracle, 6-year-old Alabama boy defies doctors’ predictions of an early death"
By Wesley J. Smith Michael Hickson died after being refused potential curative treatment for COVID and being shuttled to hospice instead because — as a quadriplegic and cognitively disabled man — his doctor said he had an insufficient “quality of life” to save him, and that such care would not ameliorate his underlying disabilities. Here …Continue reading "National Council on Disability Decries Michael Hickson’s “unnecessary” Death"
By Texas Right to Life When Megan Hayes was born in 1980, her parents were told they would only have weeks or months with their daughter. Her mother, Sara, told the local news in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, “When Megan was born, she immediately went to the NICU. I didn’t get to see her at all until the …Continue reading "Oldest woman in the US with Trisomy 18 turns 40; parents told at birth their daughter would live four months"
By Lois Anderson, Executive Director, Oregon Right to Life During this pandemic, Oregonians with special needs are in danger. There have been cases in Oregon where hospitals have refused access to their advocates. Their care was compromised. Some, in other states, have even died. The Oregon Legislature needs to protect their rights when being treated in their local …Continue reading "During this pandemic, the rights of Oregonians with disabilities need to be protected"
By Cassy Fiano-Chesser A little girl is walking even though doctors believed she never would, and encouraged her mother to have an abortion. Harper-Mae is a happy toddler who is destroying the boundaries set before her and refusing to let spina bifida keep her down. Florida mom Erica Ardolino-Comparin was 37 when she got pregnant …Continue reading "Doctors told Harper-Mae’s mother to abort because her daughter would never walk. She’s proved them all wrong."
By Texas Right to Life Paul Trossèl is a husband, father, author, and entrepreneur. His life is full and meaningful by almost any estimation, but he was not always seen that way. More than 12 years ago, Trossèl suffered a brain stem stroke that dramatically altered his day-to-day life. Since the stroke, he has been paralyzed and unable …Continue reading "Man paralyzed and unable to speak for 12 years has a message for the world: his life is worth living"
National Right to Life Model Law Prevents Health Care Payers from Using Discriminatory Criteria WASHINGTON — Yesterday, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (R) signed a groundbreaking new law preventing discriminatory denial of health care to persons with disabilities or chronic illness. The “Nondiscrimination in Health Care Coverage Act,” which is based on model legislation drafted by …Continue reading "Groundbreaking Law Approved in Oklahoma"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition On April 6, Candice Lewis died a natural death. Candice made a difference in the world. We first learned about Candice and her mom Sheila in July 2017 when CBC Newfoundland published an article concerning the complaint by Sheila about Candice being pressured to ask for Medical …Continue reading "Candice Lewis has died a natural death RIP. Candice made a difference in the world."
By Dave Andrusko Once Brittany and I took our baby home, we stopped asking God to heal Jaxon, and we started thanking God for making him just the way he is. Now we see Jaxon as perfect.” — From “Don’t Blink,” by Brandon and Brittany Buell. I remember thinking back a few years how I’d wished every …Continue reading "“Always look up. For that’s where we find real strength”: RIP, Jaxon Buell"
This pandemic resource shortage will touch people who previously felt safe from healthcare rationing. How we treat people in need is a reflection of the priorities of the policymakers we elect.Continue reading "Covid-19 reveals a deadly failure of priorities."
By Sarah Terzo Charles L. Bosk, a writer and researcher, spent time in a pediatric hospital where doctors and nurses took care of disabled and/or premature babies. Sometimes, when disabled babies were born (despite the program’s efforts to detect and abort them), the parents didn’t want them. Bosk wrote about a couple that chose not …Continue reading "Parents of disabled baby arrange their child’s death by starvation"
By Chris Gast Editor’s note. This appeared in Right to Life of Michigan’s “Real Life Stories.” On December 23, 2019, the signatures of 379,419 Michigan citizens were submitted to the Michigan Bureau of Elections to initiate legislation to end dismemberment abortions in Michigan. A dismemberment abortion is the most common late-term abortion procedure. Abortion advocates …Continue reading "Can We Dismember the Disabled? Are They Less Human, Less Valuable?"