The newest “romance” to hit the big screen has been widely publicized as a film that portrays how to “live boldly” with a disability. But this has people with disabilities as well as disability-rights advocates rightfully upset because in this film – Me Before You – the person with the disability kills himself. Now, as the movie premieres around the world, disability advocacy groups are coming out in full force to protest this inaccurate depiction of life with disabilities.
People have asked me why I became a doctor who performed abortions. If I’m honest, the original draw was the money. I didn’t have to take call. I didn’t have to work any emergencies. There were no overnights. I walked into the clinic, worked a few hours and walked out with a paycheck for several thousand dollars.
So begins the story of an abortion doctor who has recently quit his job. He contacted And Then There Were None, the ministry of Abby Johnson (herself a former director at Planned Parenthood) when he walked out of the industry. In an email, Johnson revealed the story of this doctor, which he told her he “really wanted to tell.”
Seven-year-old Carter is showing the world that he has every right to be alive, despite the fact that abortion advocacy groups consistently fight for mothers’ rights to kill children like him.
A Norwich, Connecticut, man who has admitted to stabbing his pregnant wife and setting their apartment on fire will not face charges in the death of their preborn baby girl.
Abortionist Warren Hern of Boulder, Colorado, performs abortions through all nine months of pregnancy. You can see him advertising to do third trimester abortions on his website.
Hern once wrote a textbook on how to do abortions, entitled Abortion Practice. In the book, he teaches the reader how to do a first trimester suction aspiration abortion. In this type of abortion, done in the first trimester, an instrument attached to a suction tube is inserted into the uterus and the baby and placenta are pulled from the womb by the force generated by the suction machine.
The principal motion of the suction handle while in the uterus is rotation. The physician will usually first notice a quantity of amniotic fluid followed by placenta and fetal parts which may be more or less identifiable. As this is happening the patient is advised that she will hear a loud sucking sound. Vital signs should be observed regularly, and a Doppler inaudible to the patient should be used at intervals to determine the presence or absence of fetal heart tones.
In her book Defiant Birth: Women who Resist Medical Eugenics, Melinda Tankard Reist collected stories from couples whose preborn babies were diagnosed with severe or lethal medical problems. One story in the book is that of Sandi Seyferth and her husband, who faced a terrible choice when they were told their daughter would not survive birth.
The Seyferths were happily expecting their fifth child. But at 18 weeks, an ultrasound did not go as planned…
Christina was told by Planned Parenthood that her abortion by pill would “feel like a heavy period,” so she was unprepared for the agonizing cramps, heavy bleeding, and having to see the perfectly formed body of her aborted baby.
Oklahoma Pro-Life Action Network (P.L.A.N.) wrote about a mother who chose life after talking to a sidewalk counselor outside an abortion clinic:
Recently in Oklahoma City, a woman entering an abortion facility was approached by a P.L.A.N. sidewalk counselor. The woman chose not to have an abortion that day, and after a series of meetings decided against the abortion. The woman did not know that she was pregnant with TRIPLETS. Three beautiful babies were born as a result of that encounter outside the building where those babies were scheduled to be killed.
The link for the triplets goes to this beautiful photo of the mother and her babies:
There has been a lot of discussion in the pro-life community about prenatal testing. It’s often blamed for the extraordinarily high rate of abortion among babies diagnosed prenatally with disabilities. It’s become so ubiquitous that parents now file wrongful birth suits for not having the opportunity to abort their children with disabilities. And while it would be impossible to lay blame at the feet of one sole person for this state of affairs, a good place to start would be with Len and Lee Herzenberg. The couple was recently spotlighted in NPR’s “Only Human” podcast series, in “A Birth That Launched The Search For A Down Syndrome Test.”
The Herzenbergs gave birth to their son, Michael, in 1961. He was whisked off to the NICU after he began turning blue, and not long after, doctors diagnosed Michael with Down syndrome. They gave him a few months to live, and then sent Len in to tell his wife. They immediately decided that they did not want their son anymore.
Last year, pro-abortion South Carolina lawmaker Mia McLeod proposed a bill that would place a variety of limits on erectile dysfunction drugs. In her own words, she wanted the bill to be “invasive, as intrusive, as hypocritical and unnecessary” as possible. Why? Because she’s trying to make a point.
McLeod’s bill would require men who need erectile dysfunction drugs to have a 24-hour waiting period, undergo sex therapy and a minimum of three counseling sessions, submit to a cardiac stress test, be given resources on celibacy, and have a notarized affidavit from a sexual partner confirming that he suffers from erectile dysfunction and has had difficulty performing within the past 90 days.
Apparently abortion advocates can’t even admit that a preborn baby who could survive outside the womb on her own is a child (or, in one case even a human life). Colorado’s legislative session has brought a number of debates on abortion-related topics, and at least two of the hearings, Representative Gordon Klingenschmitt has held up a 3D ultrasound photo of a 28-week-old baby and asked abortion supporters to tell him whether she is an unborn child. This baby is Lydia Neville, the daughter of another state representative, Patrick Neville.
Stephanie Parra was 32 weeks pregnant when doctors handed her devastating news. Her baby girl had a heart defect that was so severe they didn’t think she would live more than a few hours after birth. They told Parra that she should consider abortion.
“I reminded the doctor that I was 32 weeks,” she explained. “But the doctor said that my baby was considered defective and that you can terminate up to 38 or maybe 39 weeks. I told her, no, termination wasn’t an option. We were going to continue the pregnancy.”
With hundreds of abortion supporters rallying outside the Indiana State Capital to target and promote aborting babies with Down Syndrome, Katie Meade’s national beauty campaign couldn’t be any more timely or “Fearless.”
On the surface, surrogacy seems like a wonderful thing: a couple struggling with infertility is given the gift of a child, thanks to the generosity of a woman who carries their precious baby for them. Ethically, though, there are a lot of problems with surrogacy, and horror stories around the world have brought those problems to the forefront. Now, the global surrogacy industry is suffering major setbacks as world leaders have begun questioning the practice of their countrywomen’s wombs being rented out for wealthy westerners to use.
Would-be parents pay up to $50,000, which mostly goes to foreign surrogacy agencies. The woman who carries the baby receives as little as $4,000. Now, laws are being passed around the world to stop the exploitation.