Attempt to end abortion discrimination against disabled babies

A bill has been introduced in the House of Lords which seeks to end the abortion up to birth of disabled babies. Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through September 6. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — …

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Parents of disabled baby arrange their child’s death by starvation

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 not …

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”Unspeakable Conversations”

  Editor’s note. William Peace’s brilliant “A Reply to “What Should We Do About Severely Impaired Babies?” invoked the late Harriet McBryde Johnson, a disability activist of the first order. In 2003  I wrote a three-part series about Ms. Johnson that I believe merits re-printing. It’s not often that articles which pretty much stop me …

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Is abortion justified when a baby is disabled?

  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 …

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Is Abortion justified when a baby is disabled?

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 author …

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”Unspeakable Conversations”

Editor’s note. Building on the insights of Amy Hasbrouck found at “The Thrill” we’re running what was a three-part series in 2003 about the late Harriet McBryde Johnson who is a key actor in Hasbrouck’s essay. It’s not often that articles which pretty much stop me in my tracks. Read too much, talked to too …

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Women who keep their disabled babies face coercion, discrimination and disdain

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. Last Monday I attended the second oral evidence session of the Parliamentary ‘Inquiry into Abortion on the Grounds of Disability’ (more background …

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