Is freedom of conscience a human right? Sweden doesn’t seem to think so

By Guest Contributor Editor’s note. This appeared at Live Action News and is reposted with permission. The author is a resident of Sweden who has chosen to remain anonymous. In 2014, Swedish midwife Ellinor Grimmark had completed her training and was ready to start working to help women give birth. She was offered a job in …

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Peter Singer Thinks Intellectually Disabled Less Valuable than Pigs

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 …

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Lord Shinkwin’s opening speech in support of the “Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill”

Editor’s note. Last Friday the “Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill” had what’s called its “Second Reading” in the House of Lord. Votes, I’m told, are not ordinarily taken after the second reading and none was taken October 31. NRL News Today has carried multiple posts about this extremely important measure. Lord Shinkwin explains with great insight …

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UK lawmaker with a disability proposes bill banning abortions on babies with disabilities

By Danny David This Friday, the United Kingdom’s House of Lords is set to debate a bill that would prevent preborn babies from being targeted for abortion due to disability. The bill, proposed by Lord Kevin Shinkwin – who has a disability – would remove two clauses from the UK’s 1967 Abortion Act. First, the …

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Discrimination on top of discrimination

By Paul Stark 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” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last five months.  This first ran August …

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Woman charges discrimination as Office Depot refuses to print “A Prayer for the Conversion of Planned Parenthood”

By Dave Andrusko If one important index of success is that the “mainstream” media picks up your case, score one for Maria Goldstein. Yesterday the Chicago Tribune reported on Goldstein’s accusation that a local Office Depot had discriminated against her last month when it refused to run off 500 copies of “A Prayer for the …

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Disability and discrimination

By Philippa Taylor The Paralympics in London last year demonstrated the extraordinary abilities and determination of sportsmen and women with disabilities. Shortly after, it was pointed out in a letter to the Daily Telegraph that there was a certain irony (hypocrisy?) in London hosting this international event and giving it excellent media coverage, while the …

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