By Texas Right to Life Parents who have received a negative prenatal diagnosis know the pressure from medical professionals to abort their preborn child. There are many good doctors and nurses who care for each individual patient and family, however, the medical establishment has been infected with anti-Life bias that leads to a system that …Continue reading "These amazing doctors are treating babies once thought to be “incompatible with life”"
Ken Berger: “persons with disabilities are being assisted to their death rather than being assisted with life” By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Ken Berger, the lawyer representing Roger Foley, a man who is stuck in a London, Ontario hospital for two years, told CTV News that has urged Canada’s justice minister to …Continue reading "Lawyer: Canada’s euthanasia law is unconstitutional"
By Dave Andrusko I graduated from the University of Minnesota and did master’s work in journalism there, so it’s not surprising I have a soft spot for my alma mater. The two years I wrote for the student newspaper full-time and went to school at night were two of the best of the first half …Continue reading "“Prioritizing bodily autonomy” means it’s ok to abort children with disabilities, father of child with disabilities insists"
By Dave Andrusko Having graduated from the University of Minnesota and done master’s work in journalism there, I have a fond spot in my heart for my alma mater. The two years I wrote for the student newspaper were two of the best of the first half of my life. So when someone who works …Continue reading "Ok to abort children with disabilities, father of child with disabilities insists"
By Chelsea Zimmerman The other day I took Grammerly’s “Who is your poet BFF?” Quiz and got Maya Angelou. I didn’t immediately think much of the results. It was just a fun little distraction. But then I read the poem that was listed on the author’s page there, and wow. I was surprised by how …Continue reading "Seeing the possible and embracing it with incredible enthusiasm, grace and good humor"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Australian News Weekly magazine published an excellent article by Paul Russell, the Executive Director of Hope Australia and Vice Chair of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition-International. Russell, in his commentary, examines the reaction to the disability hate crime that occurred in a care facility in Sagamirihara, …Continue reading "Euthanasia: Disability Hate Crime, and the silence"
By Sarah Terzo Shelley Burtt, who had a child with Down syndrome, wrote about why she was grateful for the time she had with her son: As the parent of a disabled child, I have experienced firsthand the transformed perspective on life possible when one is given the opportunity to live with those who confound …Continue reading "Parent of child with Down syndrome shares the value of human life"
By Dave Andrusko It is as clear a signal as you could ever ask for of the ethos of those determined to dismantle the protective abortion laws in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland that the preferred battering ram is unborn babies diagnosed with life-shortening disabilities. And that no matter how many times such …Continue reading "Pro-abortionists exploit the most vulnerable unborn babies to attempt to destroy protective abortion laws in Ireland"
The British rom-com wraps a poison pill in sparkly cellophane By Xavier Symons It’s rare to find a film about euthanasia as euphemistic as the new British film Me Before You. This romantic odd-couple comedy about a small-town girl and a rich, paraplegic guy topped the UK box office in its second week and is …Continue reading "Me Before You: life, disability and ‘inspiration porn’"
By Dave Andrusko Over the years contributors to NRL News Today have had the pleasure of writing stories about Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche , a community of people with intellectual disabilities and those who assist them, who share their lives together. A friend forwarded a story that appeared last week in The Catholic …Continue reading "“What does it mean to be fully human?”–To love you as you are"
Editor’s note. This comes from our friends at the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children—SPUC. Heidi Crowter is a 20-year-old woman from Coventry who happens to have Down’s syndrome. She lives independently, works in a hair salon and loves to laugh. Last week she attended a rally outside Parliament organised by ‘Don’t Screen Us …Continue reading "Video of pro-life speech by brave young woman with Down’s syndrome goes viral"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Editor’s note. I am re-running this terrific post because earlier this month West Virginia passed its Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. There are now three states which have this law on the books–Kansas, Oklahoma, and West Virginia– and Mississippi’s governor is expected to sign its …Continue reading "“Twice Born”: Fetal medicine in PBS special provides a stark contrast to dismemberment abortions"