The French government should learn from Charles de Gaulle By Eric Metaxas with Roberto Rivera One of the great men of French history had a daughter with a disability. His faith saw him—and her—through. Late last year on BreakPoint, I told you about an extraordinary bit of censorship by the French government. What was censored …Continue reading "France and Down Syndrome"
By Béatrice Fedor Belows is a video I made in French about the extension of the “délit d’entrave IVG” law. This new law is an extension of a 1993 law that forbids anyone to try to keep a woman from entering an abortion facility, talk to her, carry a sign, pass her a pamphlet, make …Continue reading "French law sanctions pro-lifers who practice free speech online"
By Dave Andrusko It had all the signs of a done-deal last December–and it got done today. By a show of hands, French lawmakers passed a law this morning (in the loaded description of Politico.eu ] “sanctioning websites that aim to dissuade women from terminating a pregnancy by using ‘misleading claims’ on abortion.” A fine …Continue reading "France makes it official: fines and prison sentences for pro-lifers who practice free speech online"
Bill could be used to restrict churches from teaching about abortion By Bill McMorris The French Senate adopted a bill that will make it a crime to post pro-life information on the internet on Wednesday. The Senate voted 173-126 to approve legislation that will make it a crime for any website to publish material at …Continue reading "French Senate Passes Pro-Life Website Ban"
By Leticia Velasquez, Co-founder, KIDS (Keep Infants with Down Syndrome) Last month the French State Council, the nation’s highest administrative court, upheld a decision by a broadcasting tribunal to ban a YouTube video made by an Italian Down syndrome association entitled “Dear Future Mom.” The two-minute video consists of a series of positive statements about …Continue reading "Censoring the truth about Down Syndrome hurts everyone"
By Wesley J. Smith Conscience is a good thing. It is the path to repentance, forgiveness, and healing. Take Project Rachel, the compassionate pro-life project that aids women overcome the grief and guilt some experience from having had an abortion. But France doesn’t want women to feel badly for having aborted a Down syndrome baby. …Continue reading "France Censors Down Syndrome Ad Over Abortion"
By Dave Andrusko Abridging free speech in France does not end with banning an enjoyable and affirming TV advertisement which (to quote Michael Cook) “ depicts Down syndrome children as loving, quirky, independent kids whose parents adore them.” Now the French National Assembly in joining the Council of State in exhibiting blatant intolerance. France is …Continue reading "French ratcheting up censorship of and coercion against pro-life websites"
By Michael Cook France, the nation of liberté, égalité, fraternité. Yeah, right. But not for Down syndrome people. Last year the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo mocked a right-wing politician, Nadine Morano, with a cartoon on its cover describing her as la fille cachée trisomique du Général de Gaulle, the hidden Down syndrome daughter of General …Continue reading "Video banned in France because it features happy Down syndrome children"
September 29, 2016 — The French minister for Families, Childhood and Women’s Rights is celebrating the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion with a plan to gag a number of websites that “mislead” women into thinking they give complete and honest information on abortion. Laurence Rossignol unveiled plans to criminalize …Continue reading "French government announces plan to criminalize websites opposing abortion"
By Wesley J. Smith A bit ago I wrote about how the French Senate was considering legalizing terminal sedation as a way to kill the terminally ill. That column also distinguished between the slow motion euthanasia by dehydration/starvation of terminal sedation and the legitimate and ethical pain controlling technique of palliative sedation. I won’t repeat …Continue reading "France Senate Rejects Slow Motion Euthanasia Share"
By Cassy Fiano It is every expecting mother’s worst nightmare: going into premature labor and giving birth to a baby that cannot survive. Such is the situation that two French parents have found themselves in — only their son did survive. Little Titouan was born four months premature and suffered an intracerebral hemorrhage. Doctors …Continue reading "French parents fight to kill their disabled newborn"
By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A panel of French citizens recently recommended that the Government of France legalize assisted suicide and a limited form of euthanasia. The panel of 18 French citizens were chosen by a commercial polling firm to examine the issues of euthanasia and assisted suicide. The decision …Continue reading "The President of France will face a strong opposition to legalizing euthanasia"