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Chilean teen who begged government to let her die changes her mind

The Daily Mail reported on the good news that Valentina Maureira, a 14-year-old girl in Chile with cystic fibrosis, has changed her mind about wanting to be euthanized. The young girl felt inspired to live  after meeting Maribel Oviedo, a 22-year-old from Argentina who also had the disease, but now lives a normal life after a lung transplant.

In Chile, physician assisted suicide is illegal. Maureira’s request to die though went viral when she recorded a video, asking to meet with President Michelle Bachelet, who she hoped would grant her approval to “get a shot that will make [her] sleep forever.”

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Lila Rose to UN: One of the biggest killers of girls today is sex-selective abortion

Over 100 million girls are missing because of sex-selective abortion, and sadly, many pro-abortion activists oppose sex-selective abortion bans in the name of “women’s rights.” They either deny that it happens in developed countries, or claim that women have the right to do what they want with their own body, regardless of how offensive others might find their reasoning behind the abortion.

One of Live Action’s investigations exposed how gendercide is alive and well in the United States, with thousands of baby girls aborted just for being girls.

And last week, at a United Nations panel at the Commission on the Status of Women, Live Action founder and president Lila Rose gave a gripping presentation that ended with a standing ovation.

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Teen who woke up from coma after attempted kidnapping refuses abortion

Australian teenager April-Lee Gillen, 17, was discovered unconscious and critically injured after an attempted abduction last Easter. Gillen, who was walking home from her boyfriend’s home, was left for dead on the side of the road after what appeared to be a failed abduction. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a motorist found Gillen and brought her to a nearby hospital where she was treated for her injuries.

Doctors placed her in an induced coma and discovered afterwards that Gillen was four weeks pregnant, but from the beginning, Gillen was a fighter. As she posted on Facebook about the situation, she recalls likely putting up a fight during the attack and following the advice her mother had once given her.

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Teenager dies after man rapes her and forces her to take abortion pill

According to The Times of India, Indian police are attempting to hunt down a man accused of raping and killing a teenage girl through a forced abortion. While being treated for the abortion, the girl died in a hospital.

A police official told The Times:

On Friday, Monu compelled her to consume a pill that would cause an abortion. Soon after consuming the pill, the girl’s condition deteriorated and she collapsed. Monu abandoned her at the spot and fled. Later, she was spotted by locals who informed her parents, who rushed her to a nearby Community Health Centre from where she was later referred to Lala Lajpat Rai hospital.

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Canadian child murderer Robert Latimer supports legalized euthanasia

Who would benefit most from the legalization of euthanasia? Without question, it’s people like Robert Latimer. Latimer, a Canadian from Saskatchewan, murdered his daughter because she had cerebral palsy. He was given an extremely light sentence, and many Canadians supported his decision to kill his daughter. And with the Canadian Supreme Court decision to overrule the ban on physician-assisted suicide, it’s really no surprise to find out that Latimer has come out in support of their ruling.

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Father refuses to abandon son with Down syndrome, wife divorces him

Samuel Forrest and his wife Ruzan Badalyan were eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child, a boy, whom they named Leo. But within hours of his birth in an Armenian hospital, Leo would be abandoned by his mother, and he and his father would become the center of a global support network. That’s because Leo has Down syndrome.

Diagnosed shortly after his birth, his father hadn’t even held him when, according to ABC News, doctors explained that there was something wrong with Leo. Forrest told ABC:

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Documentary shows Belgian doctor euthanizing a depressed, suicidal woman

A new PBS documentary glowingly features euthanasia in Belgium, including one performed on video by Dr. Marc Van Hoey, one of the leading advocates of assisted suicide in Belgium. ProWomanProLife featured the video, which will send chills down the spine of any sane person who watches it.

In this video, a woman named Eva wants to be euthanized because she has been struggling with depression her entire life. She is suicidal and has attempted to kill herself many times. Now, she’ll finally be successful, because an obliging Belgian doctor was not bothered at all by the fact that he was killing a healthy young woman who was struggling with mental illness.

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After undercover investigation, U.K. set to ban gender-based abortions

It seems there may finally be an end to the U.K.’s gendercide saga.

A 2012 Daily Telegraph undercover investigation revealed that baby girls were being targeted for abortion, simply for being girls. The investigation found evidence of two U.K. doctors who were committing gendercide, at the request of the babies’ parents. And yet, despite the clear facts — and a law that appeared to outlaw gender-based abortions — the government refused to prosecute the doctors.

The reason?

It was not “in the public interest” to prosecute.

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Mother threatened with potential child abuse for showing pro-life film to her kids

A few days before Christmas, a U.K. mother of two reached out to Christian radio show program Stand Up For Truth with a plea for prayers and support. She had been notified that Child Protection Services would be contacting her because she had permitted her children to watch the pro-life documentary 180.

The controversy began when the mother (who wishes to remain anonymous) included Gospel tracts and a card advertising the 180 movie in party favor jars for a Christmas fair. She distributed these favors at the Church of England Primary School her children attend, and where she was employed at the time. The U.K. mother noted in her letter to the radio program:

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Pro-lifers working to make Nigeria a ‘safe place’ for the preborn

Save the Unborn Babies Pro-Life Initiative (STUB) is an organization founded by Nigerians deeply troubled by the rampant abortions taking place in their nation. Abortion is illegal in Nigeria except for cases where the mother’s life is at risk. The law applies a sentence of up to 14 years’ imprisonment on individuals who conduct an illegal abortion. However, Kelechi Anyaghara, co-founder of STUB, notes that abortion has became a norm in Nigeria, and those who perform them illegally aren’t prosecuted.

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Couple aborts baby at 28 weeks because of a deformed hand

People with disabilities are not often valued in our society. They’re demeaned as burdens or drains on taxpayers. And heaven forbid if a child is diagnosed with some kind of disability during pregnancy – even if the disability isn’t life-threatening, that child’s life is likely to be taken by his parents, simply because his life might consist of some measure of hardship.

An Australian couple chose to abort their baby at 28 weeks for just this reason: their child was diagnosed with nothing more than a cleft hand, and they thought that the baby might have a “hard” life.

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Belgian euthanasia doctors tour the “inspiring venue” of Auschwitz

Earlier this year, Dr. Wim Distelmans raised eyebrows when it was revealed that he was organizing a euthanasia tour of Auschwitz, a venue that he called “inspiring” — not entirely surprising when you practice the art of dealing death, as Distelmans is.

His trip has now concluded, with about 70 people attending, most of whom practice euthanasia in Belgium. Protests surrounded the trip, and especially Distelmans himself. The German publication Der Spiegel described the trip this way:

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