Doctor’s explanation of disability risks in unborn children can be misleading, author says

By Sarah Terzo In an article I wrote back in March, 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 …

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“Who Would Want a Child Like That?” We Would!

By Jean Garton Editor’s note. This first ran in the December 1998 issue and then again (with an update) in the December 2001 edition of National Right to Life News. Read it and you will quickly see why it’s one of the stories readers have most asked us to reprint. “Who would want a child …

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Two babies with handicaps, two different fates

By Sarah Terzo On March 26, Live Action published an article on how women who are told that their children will be disabled are often pressured to abort. Marie Ideson found out firsthand how great this pressure can be when she found herself 16 weeks pregnant with a baby who had Down syndrome. Ideson, who was 46, had been …

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What Rick Santorum Actually Told Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation”

By Dave Andrusko http://twitter.com/daveha CBS’s Bob Schieffer, host of “Face the Nation,” is never going to be confused with a Republican sympathizer, nor is he likely to make any effort to understand what a pro-life Republican presidential candidate like Rick Santorum would be telling him. If you missed “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Schieffer put …

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Children with disabilities: “A doorway to the real meaning of our humanity”

By Dave Andrusko http://www.twitter.com/daveha Our many, many readers—both of National Right to Life News Today and our newspaper, National Right to Life News—are very familiar with Charles Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia. Today when I read Archbishop Chaput’s sterling op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer (excerpted at “The HHS mandate, including its latest variant, is belligerent, unnecessary, …

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’Deselecting’ our children

By Dave Andrusko Over the weekend I ran across a story headlined, “Why we made right decision to abort our unborn baby.” The brief account appeared in a newspaper in Derbyshire, a county in the East Midlands of England. It’s altogether pessimistic outlook instantly made me think of “’Deselecting’ our children,” an article by Prof. …

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A life precious to God – how to cope when you find your unborn baby has special needs

Editor’s note. We talked about Charley-Marie’s heartwarming story yesterday. Peter Saunders,  CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization, has additional insights which I know you will enjoy. This is found here. There is a deeply heart-warming story in the Daily Mail [Sunday] titled, ‘Doctors told us to abort our little girl as she wouldn’t …

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Receiving Each Child as a Gift, Regardless of How She May be Wrapped

By Dave Andrusko Before I write another word, please promise yourself to go to www.telegraph.co.uk/news/features/8627825/Abortion-the-lives-that-should-not-have-been-lost.html where you will find “Abortion: the lives that should not have been lost,” by Joanna Jepson. The author, an Anglican priest, was at the center of an almost decade-long battle to dig out the truth about “late” abortions. (Our latest …

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