Isabella is proof that doctors can be wrong and that children with chromosomal conditions can thrive, if only given the chance

Isabella VanOrman is a fighter, there is no doubt about it. Born with Trisomy 18, the chromosomal condition more commonly known as Edward’s Syndrome, there was a 90 percent chance she would never see her first birthday, but at three years old, Isabella has beaten the odds time and time again. Like many children diagnosed …

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Baby whom doctors advised should be aborted, now ‘happiest wee girl’

By Right to Life UK A couple from Dublin who were told to have an abortion because their daughter has spina bifida are now fighting to give their “miracle girl” the best opportunities in life. At their thirty-week scan, Claire McDaid and Jay Needham were told that their daughter had a badly deformed spine and …

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18 years ago, a hospice nurse prayed for a baby to live – and this year, she took his graduation photos

By Bridget Sielicki  Editor’s note. This story, which was reposted in NRL News Today a year ago, is a perfect way to end the week. I hope you agree. 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, …

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Meet the Paralympic Athlete Who Survived an Abortion

By Katie Yoder  Ernie Gawilan is a fighter. The 30-year-old champion swimmer made a name for himself after competing in the 2016 Paralympics and becoming the first Filipino gold medalist at the Asian Para Games in 2018. Now, he’s in Tokyo for the 2021 Paralympics, where he will compete and carry his country’s flag in the closing ceremony. But …

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Isabella is proof that doctors can be wrong and that children with Trisomy 18 and other chromosomal conditions can thrive, if only given the chance

By Right to Life of Michigan Isabella VanOrman is a fighter, there is no doubt about it. Born with Trisomy 18, the chromosomal condition more commonly known as Edward’s Syndrome, there was a 90 percent chance she would never see her first birthday, but at three years old, Isabella has beaten the odds time and …

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TikTok users tell mom of special needs child to ‘put it out of its misery’

By Nancy Flanders  A young mother named Amber spoke up about discriminatory comments and bullying she has received about her baby boy, Derek, on the social media platform TikTok, where she has been sharing her son’s story. Derek was born with holoprosencephaly (HPE), a rare brain disorder that includes facial deformities. With HPE, the forebrain doesn’t develop as …

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Despite anti-discrimination law, Guernsey to allow children with disabilities to be killed up to birth

By Nancy Flanders  According to the BBC, the British channel island of Guernsey has liberalized its abortion law after politicians approved an extension on the gestational age limit for abortions. On Wednesday, about 200 pro-abortion and pro-life activists gathered outside as the decision to amend the 1997 abortion law was handed down in a final vote of 27 to …

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For babies with disabilities, “humane choice” is abortion says pro-choicer

By Sarah Terzo Pro-choice author Frances Ryan claims aborting disabled babies is “the humane choice”: “There are times when abortion is the humane choice… It’s okay to say that out loud. The thought doesn’t suggest a disabled life is worth less, but acknowledges the extra time, energy, and money a severely disabled life needs.” Frances Ryan, …

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Noah, born with just 2% of his brain, shows that anything is possible after surgery to allow him to walk and play football

By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children A nine-year-old boy born with just two percent of his brain is hoping to be able to walk and play football for the first time after undergoing a five-hour operation to straighten his legs. Noah Wall, from Carlisle in England, was diagnosed with spina bifida – a paralyzing …

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Doctors urge Parents to abort baby with disability, up until right before the baby is born

By Miranda Willborg, Texas Right to Life Every year, preborn Texas children with health challenges and projected disabilities experience pervasive discrimination.  This harsh reality substantiates the need for greater protection of preborn children with potential disabilities.  Part of the Texas Abolition Strategy (TAS), a Pro-Life Priority which lays out a permanent, legal way to abolish …

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Parents of Disabled Unborn Babies Are Under Pressure to Abort

By Sarah Terzo Barbara Katz Rothman, author of The Tentative Pregnancy, discusses the pressure that pregnant women who have been shown to be carrying unborn babies with disabilities are under to abort: “It seems that, in gaining the choice to control the quality of our children, we may be losing the choice of simply accepting …

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Mother Chooses Life for Son with Disability, Now She Says “He is the Most Joyful Little Boy I’ve ever Known.”

By Peter Pinedo, Texas Right to Life Although advised by their doctor that most parents in their situation would abort, Alison and her husband chose Life, and they are extremely glad they did.  At her 18-week anatomy scan, Alison was informed that her preborn son, Justice, was diagnosed with severe Hydrocephalus. This is a rare …

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