Since 10-month-old baby Jake is not expected to live long enough to enjoy his childhood, a UK court has decided that he could be denied antibiotics and cardiac massage should he need such services.
Jake, born to two mentally disabled parents who could not care for him, suffers from epileptic encephalopathy of infancy, a genetic condition. Jake was already in foster care when he suffered a “prolonged seizure,” the Daily Mail reported last week.
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.
18 months before Bob Cole died, his wife Ann had been euthanized at Dignitas in Switzerland. An avid assisted suicide advocate, Cole had been diagnosed with lung cancer, and chose to also be euthanized at Dignitas.
According to Cole, he was “taking a stand” and claimed that living with cancer had made him “like an animal.”
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon parents to celebrate the value of daughters by asking them to post family photographs on Twitter with the hashtag #SelfieWithDaughter. This campaign is a response to India’s traditional devaluing of women that results in half a million baby girls being aborted per year because of their sex.
The selfie challenge originated as a contest out of Bibipur village near Jind (Haryana), where their village sarpanch, Sunil Jagland, observed, “[u]sually we don’t see many pictures of daughters in people’s house[s] here. The objective of the contest is to increase importance of daughters in their homes.”
Genetic engineering has taken a new and disturbing twist in China, and Westerners fear it may come this way if not headed off beforehand. The New York Times reports on the efforts of China to become a biomedical engineering powerhouse—and spending billions of dollars to do so — potentially at the cost of destroying or altering human life.
Pro-abortion extremists would like nothing more than for parents to be kept out of the decision when teenage girls are considering abortion. They claim that abortion is vital “health care,” that parents shouldn’t have the right to make the choice for their daughters. It doesn’t make much sense when you consider that there is literally no other medical procedure that a minor child can undergo without parental consent — and it’s for good reason.
Tragic reports constantly coming out of China illustrate the great harm caused by government-enforced “family planning” laws. Many have suffered under China’s One Child Policy. Forced abortions and rampant abuse of women (and the husbands who attempt to defend their wives and children) have been reported again and again.
And still, little changes.
Now, one of China’s neighbors – Myanmar – has passed its own dangerous “family planning” law. On May 19, Myanmar President Thein Sein signed a law allowing the government to enforce “‘birth spacing,’ mandating women to wait 36 months between one child birth and the next.”
Abortion in itself is tragic enough, but the penchant for people to use dead babies for such ventures as cosmetic development is an abhorrent practice, and one condemned strongly in an international court recently, aided by a friend-of-the-court brief from Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF).
ADF reports that “The City Court of Budapest has found eight people guilty of illegally harvesting embryonic stem cells and tissue from aborted babies and using them for profit in cosmetic procedures.” This heinous crimes are a fruit of a system that legalizes death at varying stages of development, leading to opportunistic outcomes such as what happened in Hungary:
China’s official state news service, Xinhua, ran a story earlier this month about the Chinese government’s new pledge to crack down on sex-selective abortion.
The article laments problematic skewed gender ratios and blames the selective abortion of baby girls. It describes a campaign to “clampdown on illegal prenatal gender tests and sex-selective abortions.”
Yesterday I met a Jewish pro-life man who shared great news with me. He told me of an organization called EFRAT that has helped save 35,000 children from abortion in Israel.
EFRAT’s approach is simple: When women in Israel register for abortions, they’re asked why they want to end the life of the child. If they say financial reasons, they are given EFRAT’s number. After a volunteer talks with them and assesses their needs, they may receive services from the organization.