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?"
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”"