Team Hoyt’s final Boston Marathon a tribute to a son’s potential and a father’s love

  By Gina L. Diorio For those of us who are runners or who follow running, this Monday is not your average Monday: it’s Boston Marathon Monday. And while thousands of runners gather to tackle the epic 26.2 miles, I’d like to draw your attention two runners who will be marking their last Boston together. …

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To Love–or Kill–Disabled Children?

  By Wesley J. Smith Sometimes life gives me emotional whiplash. On one hand, a little Canadian girl named Emma narrates a sweet short film about her younger brother Teddy, disabled by cerebral palsy. Teddy is valued and loved. From the New York Times op/ed introduction to the film by Teddy’s mother, Kelly Obrien: “My …

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Born with Cerebral Palsy, Expected to Die, Young Man Today Attending College on Academic Scholarship

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research When you’re dropping your daughters off at college, the last thing you expect to do is to run into a great pro-life story. But last week in Tennessee, when one young man strode to the microphone in a chapel service and began to tell …

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58 premature babies in England and Wales every year develop cerebral palsy because their mothers had previous abortions

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Almost 60 premature babies are born with cerebral palsy in England and Wales every year because their mothers had previous abortions. This …

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Adult Stem Cell Therapies: Cord Blood stem cells being used to treat Cerebral Palsy in young children

By Dave Andrusko One of the really fun qualities of writing for a living (especially in the virtually unlimited space provided by the Internet) is that you can easily and quickly update stories. Last month we wrote about 11-year-old  Andrew Kijek, who has spastic cerebral palsy, and who was about to be infused with his …

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