Betty Friedan Calls Disabled Babies “Monsters”

By Sarah Terzo CNBC’s “Hardball” debate on partial birth abortion between Helen Alvare of the National Council of Catholic Bishops and Betty Friedan, well known pro-choice feminist: Friedan: “How lacking in compassion you are for women’s right to control their bodies! You want to force women to give birth to monsters! How terrible you are. …

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Austrian assisted suicide law for people with disabilities began on January 1

By Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I reported a few weeks ago that the Austrian parliament had legalized assisted suicide for people with disabilities. The media have now published many articles about the Austrian assisted suicide law that went into effect on January 1. For example, an article by Bob Cronin for Newser.com reported …

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Mother hits back at cruel trolls who told her to “put down” son born with disability

By Right to Life UK A mother who has been flooded with horrific TikTok comments about her baby’s appearance has hit back at ‘trolls’ who told her to “put him out of his misery” and refer to their son as “it”. Amber, whose baby boy Derek was born with holoprosencephaly, shared a video on the …

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Daughter with special needs enjoys nine precious years with her parents, who chose life

By Samantha Kamman  Even though a couple’s child may only live for a short while in adverse prenatal diagnosis cases, their baby is no less miraculous than one who lives for more than a few hours or years. As Nelly Mendoza-Rivera’s story proves, every life is beautiful and worthy of protection.  According to The Arkansas Catholic, Nelly …

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New study triggers fears that people with autism may be ‘screened out’

By Right to Life UK A new study into autism is triggering fears that volunteers’ DNA will be used to create a test to ‘screen out’ autistic babies. The study, led by a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge alongside colleagues from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the University of California Los Angeles, …

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Ethicist calls disabled babies “defective,” says they should be allowed to die

By Sarah Terzo BD Colen argues for withholding medical treatment from disabled babies and letting them die. He writes: “Perhaps decisions involving the care of hopelessly ill and defective newborns should be left to those traditional processes, to parents and physicians who do the best they can under difficult circumstances. Until such time as society …

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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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