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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Why an abortion after an adverse prenatal diagnosis is not justified

By Paul Stark, Communications Director, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Sometimes, in the course of pregnancy, testing reveals a genetic or developmental problem with the unborn child—a “defect,” “abnormality,” “anomaly,” “deformity,” or condition “incompatible with life” (an odd way of saying “fatal”). These revelations can be gut-wrenching. Many people think abortion is justified. In fact, …

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Disability community worried about assisted dying expansion

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In his article published by the Epoch Times on March 10, 2021, Lee Harding interviews several disability rights activists to examine why the disability community opposes the expansion of euthanasia by Bill C-7.  Taylor Hyatt, a young woman with cerebral palsy tells Harding about a personal experience: …

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U.K. Forced Do Not Resuscitate Orders on COVID Patients with Developmental Disabilities

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 …

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SPUC announced today that for the first time, ‘Night to Shine’ would be available in Scotland.

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 …

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Disabled babies should not be aborted – Just ask this man

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 …

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‘Incompatible with Life’ film reveals how parents are pressured to abort children with disabilities

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 …

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Polish legal protection for unborn babies with disabilities comes into effect

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 …

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Woman with spina bifida speaks out against abortion

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 …

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“Stop telling people with disabilities they might be better off dead”

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 …

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