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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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Why ending gendercide is an essential pro-life goal

Recently Live Action reported the UK Parliament passed a bill confirming sex-selection abortion is illegal in the UK.

I posted this all up on Facebook. Because that’s what I do.

And it wasn’t too long before a couple of guys, one of whom is a good friend I respect immensely, started questioning whether or not this bill was a good thing.

His argument was, more or less, that the bill is illogical in that it declares abortion for one arbitrary reason wrong, while ignoring all the others. In other words, it’s not really logical to say,”It’s fine to kill your baby for all of these reasons, but not for that one. That one is wrong.”

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UK Parliament clarifies that gendercide abortions are illegal

Amid cries of opposition by Britain’s abortion industry, Parliament affirmed Tuesday –almost unanimously– that gendercide abortions are illegal in the UK. The bill to clarify the UK’s law regarding sex-selection abortions was presented by MP Fiona Bruce, who stated last Wednesday:

It is now clear that urgent clarification is needed to put beyond doubt that sex-selective abortion is not permitted in UK law. That is the central purpose of this Bill.

The 1967 Abortion Act is vague and broad about the circumstances under which a woman can legally undergo an abortion in the UK, but one thing is clear: it has no provision for aborting a baby strictly because of its sex.

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Mother wins case to kill her disabled daughter

The ethical problems with euthanasia have been detailed at Live Action News extensively. People with disabilities, people suffering from mental illness, people who were just lonely or old but otherwise healthy, even children — all can be euthanized in countries like Belgium and the Netherlands. That’s not good enough for the assisted suicide lobby though, which continues to campaign for the right to kill increasingly more people, from the disabled to the poor.

This slippery slope is now headed for the United States, with cancer patient Brittany Maynard saying she will kill herself on November 1, and until then, is publicly campaigning for pro-suicide organization Compassion & Choices. This is the same group that advocates for people to “voluntary stop eating and drinking” (VSED), even if they aren’t terminally ill, but simply feel “done”.

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Pro-abortion protesters turn peaceful pro-life event into violence

Police had to intervene at a pro-life protest after a pro-abortion group turned the annual peaceful protest into a chaotic and violent event in Victoria, Melbourne Australia’s second largest city.

The Canada Free Press called the pro-abortion protesters, “thugs,” saying:

“A group of pro-abortion thugs attacked a pro-life demonstration in Melbourne, Australia, over the weekend as groups across the land took place in activities to promote the ‘40 Days for Life Campaign’. The attack was pre-planned and well co-ordinated with a number of adults being assaulted while police looked on.”

The Record said, “Protesters ambushed the annual March for the Babies in Melbourne on October 12, in a violent and ugly display that left several people injured.”

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Women’s Rights Without Frontiers and Marco Rubio address China’s One-Child Policy

September 25 marked the 34th anniversary of China’s One-Child Policy. Women’s Rights Without Frontiers (WRWF) president Reggie Littlejohn in response wrote an open letter to Chinese president Xi Jinping.

From Littlejohn’s first paragraph:

It will not work to replace it by a ‘two-child policy’ as some of your advisors may be suggesting.  Rather, the One Child Policy should be eradicated from the face of the earth, because it has caused more violence toward women and girls than any other official policy on earth, and any other official policy in the history of the world.  Your government has boasted that it has “prevented” more than 400 million births through this policy.  These births have been prevented through forced abortions, involuntary sterilizations, confiscatory “terror fines,” gendercide and infanticide – all in violation of international human rights law.

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French parents fight to kill their disabled newborn

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 are still unsure about the extent of possible brain damage, but his parents don’t care. They are campaigning for the “right” to kill their baby now.

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No foot too small to leave its mark – How the life and death of one tiny baby may change the abortion debate

Tiny Adelaide Caines lived only one hour after birth, but her parents are hoping their precious daughter’s life and death will change the face of the abortion debate in the United Kingdom. Literally.

On December 27, 2013, Emily Caines, 24 weeks pregnant at the time, began to bleed heavily and was rushed to Southmead Hospital in Bristol. The medical center there had a special unit for premature babies, something Emily and her husband Alistair hoped could save their little girl’s life. Emily had already lost her first daughter, Isobelle, in 2011, due to preterm labor which began at 23 weeks, so the couple had rejoiced when Emily’s second pregnancy made it to the 24 week mark.

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Lithuanian health minister pushing for euthanasia of the poor

Countries that allow euthanasia have already fallen pretty far, allowing for children and people with mental illnesses to be killed. But new Lithuanian health minister Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė might have just become the lowest of the low with her new recommendation. According to Šalaševičiūtė, taking care of terminally ill people is just too gosh darn expensive, especially if they’re poor. So the solution is clearly to just kill off the poor people!

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