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 …Continue reading "Parents of disabled baby arrange their child’s death by starvation"
By Dave Andrusko The British publication, the Daily Mail, has a knack for finding and publishing the most incredible stories of parents who ignore advice to abort or whose unborn babies, said to be terminal, are born healthy. The latest appeared yesterday in a great story written by Kelly Strange. Natalie Brown, 32, and …Continue reading "Diagnosed to have 1% chance of survival, baby now eleven weeks old and thriving"
By Paul Stark The New York Times recently published an article titled “My Abortion, at 23 Weeks.” The author explains that she was pregnant with twins, a boy and a girl, but that the boy was diagnosed with a herniated diaphragm. He would require surgery and life support for a period after birth. The …Continue reading "Is abortion justified when a baby is disabled?"
By Michelle Kaufman, New Zealand Correspondent LONDON, July 18, 2013 – “The government must review the Abortion Act and end the discrimination against unborn disabled children” according to a major new UK Parliamentary report. The report, the work of a cross-party Commission, said the current legislation is outdated, allowing disabled babies to be aborted until …Continue reading "UK Parliamentary report: Reform Abortion Act to end discrimination against disabled babies"
By Sarah Terzo Now that prenatal testing can so easily detect babies with physical and mental disabilities, more and more women are choosing to abort their children if something is wrong with them. For example, up to 92% of women whose tests show that they are carrying babies with Down syndrome abort. Some women have …Continue reading "Parents of unborn babies with disabilities often experience great pressure to abort"
Editor’s note. This appears on the blog of the Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization. I mentioned earlier this week the wonderful story of a woman who resisted pressure to have an abortion when her baby was discovered to have a tumour in her heart. Her daughter is now 19 months old and doing well.Continue reading "Wonderful testimony – ‘the whole rollercoaster ride had been worth every bump, just to be able to hold my tiny son’"
By Dave Andrusko Twice in one day. Rather than a coincidence (or an annoyance) in this case it is a blessing. I have a chance to write about a speech that is so brilliant it almost takes your breath away–and to refer to the speech itself. The Speech was delivered by David Alton (Lord Alton …Continue reading "“Connecting the Dots” in an Unforgettable Manner"
By Dave Andrusko A lengthy battle between pro-lifers in England and a recalcitrant Department of Health has finally resulted in the government explaining what babies were aborted for what reasons under a section of the 1967 Abortion Act which allows for abortion up until birth if there is a substantial risk of “serious” physical or …Continue reading "Thousands of Babies with Disabilities such as Down’s syndrome and Cleft Palate Aborted in England and Wales"