By Leticia Velasquez In an age when we value informed consent and patient centered care, it’s a travesty that often the worst informed patient is the mother of a unborn baby with special needs. Everyone she meets in her medical office seems to be telling her what she should do. In what is often a …Continue reading "Women Deserve the Truth about Down syndrome and Pre-natal Testing"
By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Here’s a new story involving disabled people, taxpayers’ money, apparent scientific deception, a biotechnology company looking for profits, and the NHS [National Health Service]. …Continue reading "Is Prof. Thilaganathan deliberately misleading parliament over results of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing for Down’s syndrome?"
By Cassy Fiano Prenatal testings and screenings can be great tools when used appropriately. They can help doctors assess potential health care issues and make a plan of action to give the baby the absolute best chance of surviving at birth. They can also help with medical advances to improve the lives of babies with …Continue reading "Doctors told her to abort Teddy, though 95% of babies survive his condition"
By Michael Cook India’s gender imbalance is possibly the worst in the world because doctors routinely abort unborn females after an ultrasound test. In 1996 the Indian government banned prenatal sex determination. Twenty years later the slide in the sex ratio has not stopped. According to the 2011 Census the child sex ratio fell from …Continue reading "Indian Medical Association backs compulsory pre-natal sex tests"
By Catherine Treutelaar Editor’s note. The following appeared on the Life Voice Blog of Wisconsin Right to Life, NRLC’s staff affiliate. Below is the second in a series of stories showing the faces of the pain-capable unborn child. There are times when pain-capable unborn babies are diagnosed in the womb with a disability, and parents …Continue reading "Sarah’s Story"
By Dave Andrusko NRL News Today tries to keep up with the latest diagnostic tests that are marketed to pregnant women, usually as a way of determining the baby’s sex or whether he or she has Down syndrome. And the reason is obvious! What critics call the “de-selection of our children”–abortion–is the result anywhere …Continue reading "“Oversold” and “misunderstood” prenatal screening tests “prompt abortions”"
By Dave Andrusko In a story posted earlier today, NRL News Today wrote about the twice-fold misuse of medical technology. First, using prenatal screening techniques to “search out” unborn babies who are almost always aborted if a “flaw” like Down syndrome is discovered. Second, aborting babies who are mistakenly determined to have a disability, …Continue reading "Prenatal surgery–and the unborn child as patient"
By Sarah Terzo Years ago, Rayna Rapp discovered that her baby would be afflicted with Down syndrome. She and her partner chose for her to have an abortion. Ever since then, she has been writing about fetal testing and abortion. A supporter of legal abortion who has herself worked in an abortion clinic, the …Continue reading "Pro-choice researcher admits that aborting imperfect children creates disability rights conflicts"
By Sarah Terzo In a previous article, I spoke about the pressure that doctors often put on the parents of disabled unborn babies to abort. One study cited in that article found that: … [d]espite the shock and grief they may experience upon hearing the news of a fetal anomaly, the pregnant woman and …Continue reading "Doctor’s explanation of disability risks in unborn children can be misleading, author says"
By Nancy Flanders At a routine 10 week ultrasound, Ida Raymond was told something could be wrong with her baby. She and her husband, along with their one year old son, were sent immediately to a different hospital for further testing. But according to Right to Life Michigan, which shares the story on their …Continue reading "Misdiagnosis or divine intervention? Baby given no hope to live, born completely healthy"
By Sarah Terzo From a woman who was being tested to see if her baby had Down syndrome or another handicap; she had been considering abortion if the baby was discovered to be disabled. She’s describing what she saw on the ultrasound: “I was on this incredible high, like I saw the head and …Continue reading "Woman sees ultrasound, realizes she’s pregnant with “a little person”"
By Leticia Velasquez Editor’s note. October is Down syndrome Awareness Month. We will be posting stories, just like this one, all month. In an age when we value informed consent and patient centered care, it’s a travesty that often the worst informed patient is the mother of a unborn baby with special needs. Everyone …Continue reading "Women Deserve the Truth about Down syndrome and Pre-natal Testing"