By Dave Andrusko Thanks go out to the Christian Institute and the Daily Mail for powerful stories about a British paralympic legend who stared down all those who advised her to abort when she became pregnant in 2001. Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, who has spina bifida, appeared on the BBC’s “Stumps, Wheels and Wobblies” program where …Continue reading "Eleven-time Paralympic gold-medalist reveals she was pressured to abort"
By Dave Andrusko The perfect headline captures the gist of a story in language that blends immediacy with a spark of recognition. Enter “Before the ‘Final Solution’ There was a ‘Test Killing,” a story written by Kenny Fries that ran January 8 in the New York Times. NRL News Today has written (or reposted) many …Continue reading "How the slaughter of 300,000 people with disabilities paved the way for the Holocaust of the Jews"
By Chris Gast, Right to Life of Michigan Everyone can agree, finding a cure for a disability or illness is a reason to celebrate. When Lauren Schaidt saw a headline announcing the elimination of Down syndrome in Denmark, she thought it would be a celebratory article. “I thought great, they must have found a way …Continue reading "Valuable Life in Every Circumstance"
Father whose daughter was born with devastating injuries taught him that our meaning comes not from what we can do or accomplish but from simply being. By Dave Andrusko Like many of you, I suspect, we have children in our extended family with devastating injuries. Not often have I read a story that captures the …Continue reading "“We’re human beings, not human doings”"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through August 27. 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 us they especially liked. Way back in October of 2016, we wrote …Continue reading "Born with only 2% of his brain, Noah Wall confounds doctors as his brain continues to grow to near normal capacity"
By Texas Right to Life Parents who have received a negative prenatal diagnosis know the pressure from medical professionals to abort their preborn child. There are many good doctors and nurses who care for each individual patient and family, however, the medical establishment has been infected with anti-Life bias that leads to a system that …Continue reading "These amazing doctors are treating babies once thought to be “incompatible with life”"
By Dave Andrusko 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. Yesterday’s post, typically delightful, ends Also Grayson has two front loose teeth! He has told mama and daddy that each tooth is worth 40 bucks for the …Continue reading "Medical miracle, 6-year-old Alabama boy defies doctors’ predictions of an early death"
By Michael Cook Overshadowed by the resignation of Theresa May as British Prime Minister was a searing BBC report on abuse of mentally-ill patients in an NHS funded, privately-run hospital. A journalist for the Panorama program went undercover as a care worker. She filmed her colleagues at the hospital taunting, provoking, intimidating and repeatedly restraining …Continue reading "BBC films abuse of mentally ill"
By Right to Life of Michigan Everyone can agree, finding a cure for a disability or illness is a reason to celebrate. When Lauren Schaidt saw a headline announcing the elimination of Down syndrome in Denmark, she thought it would be a celebratory article. “I thought great, they must have found a way to prevent …Continue reading "Valuable Life in Every Circumstance"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation A Pennsylvania teenager with Down syndrome and a noted disability rights activist from Ireland came together to make history on St. Patrick’s Day. High school sophomore Chloe Kondrich joined Michael O’Dowd of Disability Voices for Life to sign the historic Global Declaration on Eradicating the Genocide …Continue reading "Making pro-life history on St. Patrick’s Day"
By Sarah Terzo The mother of a child with Down Syndrome wrote: “When I hear about people who have aborted such a child [with down syndrome] because they didn’t want him to have to ‘live a life like that,’ I am incredulous. How someone comes to the conclusion that not allowing a child to live …Continue reading "Mother of disabled child speaks out against abortion"
By Dave Andrusko Each and every time an unborn baby undergoes prenatal surgery, it inevitably raises the obvious question. This child is either partially or completely removed from her mother’s womb, surgeons work their wondrous ways, and she is placed back inside her mom where she nestles down until delivery time. Yet a child of …Continue reading "Mother rejects aborting her unborn baby diagnosed with spina bifida, daughter undergoes successful fetal surgery"