By Dave Andrusko Nothing about a court-ordered abortion of a mentally challenged young woman made sense. Now, following a June 24 decision by a three judge court of appeals to overturn the forced abortion order mandated by Mrs. Justice Nathalie Lieven, the real story is coming out. None of this would have been possible had …Continue reading "Ugly details coming out about attempted forced abortion of mentally challenged young woman 22 weeks pregnant"
By Mark Pickup Editor’s note. With our own Independence Day coming tomorrow, I thought of this post which first ran in 2016. Mr. Pickup, who has multiple sclerosis, is a Canadian disability rights activist who has spoken at National Right to Life’s annual convention. July 1st was Canada Day, in celebration of Canada becoming a …Continue reading "My deep sadness this Canada Day"
By Dave Andrusko It can’t be said too often that too often we know very little about history–and what we do know often is either wrong or incomplete. Over the years we’ve posted many stories that buttress and support what remain to many, many people an unknown historical truth–that “The Nazis’ First Victims Were the …Continue reading "A very timely reminder: the disabled were the Nazis’ first victims"
By Texas Right to Life. Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last ten months. Zoe Lush’s …Continue reading "Parents refused abortion for their disabled daughter, say she “never stops smiling”"
By Liz Carr Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last ten months. If I said I …Continue reading "Legalising assisted dying is dangerous for disabled people, not compassionate"
By Sarah Terzo When the fight to legalize abortion was just beginning in the late 1960s, some in the academic community supported legal abortion because they felt that abortion could prevent the birth of children with disabilities. Disabled people’s lives, they believed, were not worth living. Here is one example of a very famous anthropologist …Continue reading "Anthropologist: giving birth to disabled children is a “crime against humanity” – abort instead"
By Wesley J. Smith In his apologetics for infanticide, Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer has used a baby with Down syndrome as an example of a killable infant based on utilitarian measurements. (He actually supports infanticide because babies–whether disabled or not–are, in his view, not “persons.”) To Singer, moral value primary comes from intellectual capacities, and …Continue reading "Peter Singer Thinks Intellectually Disabled Less Valuable than Pigs"
By Paul Stark The New York Times once 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 …Continue reading "Is abortion justified when a baby is “disabled”?"
By Sarah Terzo The late author and theologian James Tunstead Burtchaell received the following letter from a disabled woman and her husband: “Amniocentesis and its search and destroy philosophy… We cannot emphasize too strongly the evil of destroying an unborn child who may be deformed. I can give personal witness to the fact that such …Continue reading "Woman with spina bifida speaks out against abortion"
By Paul Russell, Founder, Hope Australia No, it’s not a typo in the headline. UK Actress, Comedian, Broadcaster, star of the BBC’s “Silent Witness” program and disability activist, Liz Carr has combined her considerable talents to create a thought-provoking and rollicking musical about assisted suicide. The following first appeared November 27 in Catholic News Agency …Continue reading "Liz Carr triumphs in “Assisted Suicide: The Musical”"
Editor’s note. This comes from SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. The Department of Health announced on Saturday that it has approved Non Invasive Pre-Natal Testing for use on the National Health Service which campaigners say will increase the number of abortions for babies with Down syndrome, and have a devastating impact on …Continue reading "The British Department of Health approves roll-out of Non Invasive Pre-Natal Testing (NIPT), despite medics concerns"
By Sarah Terzo Glenn Little, president of the Disabled Persons Association, in Victoria Australia, who has cerebral palsy: “If I had been given the choice about whether I wanted to live with my brain damage or to be allowed to die, I would have chosen to live. I believe that I am serving a worthwhile …Continue reading "Disabled man: I would’ve Chosen to Live"