All posts by Nancy Flanders

Nancy is a work at home mom who writes about parenting, special needs children, and the right to life. She is the lucky mother of three spirited little girls, one who has cystic fibrosis, and she spends any free moment she can find fundraising for a cure for CF. You can read her personal blog at www.ChronicAdmissions.com.

Couple expecting baby with anencephaly: “We’re at peace”

Evan and Olivia Rodriguez were excited to learn they were having a baby girl, whom they named Layla Sky. However, it was during that same ultrasound that they were devastated to hear something wasn’t developing correctly with their daughter.

“[The technician] was like, ‘I see something I don’t like. Her head is not completely round’, explains Mrs. Rodriguez. “They spent about an hour and half trying to figure out what was the problem.”

The couple learned that their precious baby girl has anencephaly, a condition in which the skull and brain don’t completely form. Baby Layla was otherwise healthy and active, so the couple went to another doctor for a second opinion.

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Photos of two babies, miscarried at 7 and 8 weeks, share the truth about abortion

When Mindy Danison shared photos of her 7-week-old baby, whom she miscarried, on Facebook, she had a purpose: to share with the world the preciousness of life.

Danison is mother to five children, ranging from age one to age nine. She and her husband, Gabe, were thrilled to be expecting another baby last fall, but unfortunately, that baby’s heart stopped beating around 7-and-a-half weeks gestation.

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Teen discovers she survived an abortion attempt

When Sara Jones* stumbled upon an old journal, she had no idea how it would affect her attitude about life, including her own. The journal belonged to her mother and what it revealed was that Jones was almost never born at all.

When her mother, a drug addict, was four months pregnant with Jones, she tried to abort her. Her father didn’t want the baby to be born, which led her mother to make the choice to abort her daughter.

“She went into the clinic and sat down,” explained Jones. “They tried to do the saline one but nothing happened to me. My mom wrote that she felt me scream so she made them stop.”

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Woman born without arms becomes pilot and inspires many

When Jessica Cox was born 32 years ago, her parents and the entire medical staff were shocked by a disability that they failed to see on the ultrasounds. Cox didn’t have any hands or arms. As she was delivered via C-section, a silence fell over the room. No one had ever noticed the missing limbs until the day of her birth.

“Unfortunately I think it was a little bit discouraging, especially with the doctor who was there who didn’t provide much support,” said Cox. “Mom was told I could get prosthetic arms and that inspired her to know that I could have a normal life.”

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Life of the week: Catherine Adair, former Planned Parenthood worker

Catherine Adair grew up in a liberal Catholic home where they were raised to believe that abortion was a woman’s right. Her mother was a member of their local National Organization for Women group.

So when Adair became pregnant at 19, it wasn’t much of a surprise that her mother scheduled an abortion for her. Adair, however, had this notion that she and her boyfriend would live in her parents’ basement and raise the baby together while working and attending college. But by the time she saw the doctor she was 11 weeks along and was told that she was running out of time for the abortion. Adair felt at that point that she had no choice but to go through with it.

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Baby Christopher lived 90 minutes after birth, but his life proves every child is a gift

On April 25, 2015, Christina Byrum gave birth to identical twin boys Christopher and Eli. Christopher had acrania, a condition in which the skull doesn’t properly form. Most babies born with this condition die within hours of birth. Acrania is different from anencephaly in that the brain does form, but exposure to amniotic fluid causes it to deteriorate.

Now the Byrums are sharing a video of that day given to them as a gift from their photographer. In the video, viewers can see the love that the family had for both boys as siblings and extended family members went to the hospital to meet them and to say goodbye to Christopher.

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Baby boy with rare condition defies odds, celebrates first birthday

Jaxon Buell was diagnosed prenatally with a condition so rare that the doctors couldn’t give it a name.  All they could tell his parents, Brandon and Brittany, was that their son likely wouldn’t survive in the womb, and if he did, he would die shortly after birth. The couple was advised to terminate.

Shocked that the doctors would suggest abortion when they didn’t even have an actual diagnosis for their son, they decided that however long their son had to live would be up to God, and they chose life. Jaxon was born on August 27, 2014 and received an official diagnosis of Lissencephaly, in which the brain doesn’t have the folds that it should. Despite the doctors’ grim prognosis, Jaxon is celebrating his first birthday.

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Ohio lawmakers, parents push for an end to abortions for Down syndrome

Up to 90 percent of preborn babies diagnosed with Down syndrome die from abortion. A new bill in Ohio aims to change that. Already one of the most pro-life states in the country, Ohio is expected to pass House Bill 135, which would “prohibit a person from performing, inducing, or attempting to perform or induce an abortion… because of a test result indicating Down Syndrome in an unborn child or a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome in an unborn child.”

While opponents say the law would be difficult to enforce, physicians who knowingly abort a child based on a Down syndrome diagnosis could be charged with a fourth-degree felony and stripped of their medical licenses, in addition to being held liable for civil damages.

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4,500 babies saved from abortion in Texas after state defunds Planned Parenthood

Since the passage of a Texas bill revoking taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, over 4,500 babies have been saved from abortion.  In 2011, then Governor Rick Perry defunded Planned Parenthood of $34 million or more by signing into law SB 7. That year, the state reported 72,470 induced abortions; in 2013, there were 63,849 reported abortions.

The number is down more than 13,000 from 2010, and pro-lifers are attributing the drop to state pro-life laws and the defunding of the abortion giant.

Texas Right to Life Communications Director Melissa Conway told LifeSiteNews that she believes we are witnessing “the full impact of pro-life laws in Texas. The number of abortions has declined as life-saving legislation goes into effect.”

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Women’s Rights Without Frontiers files complaint to the UN

On August 10, 2015, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers (WRWF) filed a complaint with the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women regarding coercive population control in China.

WRWF is a non-profit, non-partisan international coalition that aims to bring awareness and an end to forced abortion and sex slavery in China. They work to not only expose the violence and violations of human rights, but to help the victims as well.

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Post-abortive mother: ‘I felt so empty’

When Catherine Adair discovered she was pregnant at just 19 years old, her initial reaction was one of joy. She thought about her baby as a miracle. But she also felt unsure of what to do and after a few weeks, turned to her pro-choice mother for help.

[W]hen I told my mom she said, ‘Well abortion is legal now. It’s your right. Don’t worry about it.’ And right away I immediately, you know, all these ideas I’d had of, ya know, my boyfriend and I were gonna live in this basement and we were gonna raise our child and we were gonna work and go to college and this vision I had, I just realized, oh, you’re so stupid. How could you ever think you were gonna have a baby?

After an appointment with the family doctor, Adair was scheduled for an abortion.

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The #CallHimEmmett campaign restores humanity to babies dissected by Planned Parenthood

The images are hard to see. To describe them as simply graphic would be a disservice of the babies that are shown being picked apart, their organs harvested. The images are heartbreaking, shocking, and should inspire Americans to finally see the truth behind the Planned Parenthood’s money making mission. The images should stir up a desire to help save preborn humans from such a horrible and undignified death.

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