For decades, organizations such as the United Nations and Amnesty International have sought to push abortion “reform” on less developed countries, including several nations in Latin America and Africa. While pro-abortion citizens of the Western world may view this activism as liberation, some natives of the target nations find it to be neo-colonization.
The last thing on Mitchell Tillman’s mind 15 years ago was the idea of becoming a missionary to Mongolia. Although he was raised in a Christian home in Birmingham, Ala., Tillman rebelled against his roots and moved out at the age of 17.
After the death of his first wife, and a following marriage that ended in divorce, Tillman spiraled into a lifestyle of drinking and crack cocaine addiction.
“I was a car painter living in the body shop,” Tillman said. “I was making $1,000 a week and spending all that on drugs. When some friends of mine overdosed, I started thinking about where you go when you die.”
Forced abortion, sterilization and other abuses were still commonly used to enforce China’s population control policy through 2015, the U.S. State Department has confirmed. In addition, the number of abortions in China appears to be a staggering 10 million higher than the commonly quoted figure of 13 million per year.
Polish officials were spurred to act after a baby with Down syndrome survived an abortion, yet was left to die alone after crying for an hour in the hospital. Abortion is illegal in Poland except for a few rare instances: if the mother’s life is in danger, if the pregnancy is a result of rape, or if the baby has birth defects or disabilities. But after international outrage in response to the abortion survivor being left to die, Poland government officials are considering banning all abortions.
Abortion activists are, unsurprisingly, furious, and have been staging protests in response. This weekend, thousands of people showed up, some with children, to protest the potential measure in front of the parliament building in Warsaw. The protest was organized by a coalition of 60 pro-abortion groups that claim abortion is a woman’s right. One protester, Anna Jakobic, brought her 10-month-old baby to the rally, and compared a preborn baby to cancer…
Earlier this week, a Northern Ireland woman was sentenced to three months in jail (suspended for one year) after pleading guilty to using illegal abortion pills in 2014. Now, her former housemates, who originally contacted authorities about the abortion, are speaking out about the details surrounding the abortion.
The woman’s two former housemates, both of whom remained unnamed in an interview with the Belfast Telegraph, described a chilling series of events which ultimately resulted in the abortion of a “fully formed” baby boy, who was left in a bag inside a bin for eight days before police were contacted.
45-year-old James George pleaded guilty last week in Oxfordshire, England, to buying a poisonous or noxious pill to cause a miscarriage. He was sentenced to two years in jail.
In August 2014, George’s girlfriend became pregnant. She made it clear that she was choosing to keep the baby. However, George apparently did not want a child, and the Oxfordshire Guardian reports that he ordered abortion pills online three times.
(Save the 1) My mother was sexually abused at age 15 and because of this violation, she became pregnant. In those years, talking about sexuality or any similar theme was abhorrent to society of that time and partly because of the shame and disrepute to any family. My unwed mother faced this situation for six months and had to endure the fact of living a few meters from her abuser. After this time, her pregnancy belly began to grow becoming evident; I could not continue to be hidden.
Felipe Montoya and his family moved from Costa Rica to Canada so he could work as a professor of environmental studies at York University in Toronto. He’s currently working full-time, and has tenure. The Montoya family has been happy in Ontario, so they decided to apply for full-time residency. The family all underwent medical exams as required for the application, and all were declared healthy. But then, they received shocking news: they could be forced to leave the country, for a reason that Montoya couldn’t believe. They were deemed inadmissible for citizenship in Canada because his son, Nicolas, has Down syndrome — and would be too much of a burden on the Canadian health care system.
President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone has refused for a second time to sign into law a bill legalizing abortion.
Specifically, the bill would allow abortion for any reason up to 12 weeks, as well as in cases of rape, incest, and fetal impairment up to 24 weeks. The bill was passed by members of Sierra Leone’s Parliament in December. President Koroma refused to sign it, and members of Parliament returned it to him in February. Now, he has again refused to sign the bill, and has referred it to the Constitutional Review Committee.
In India, having a son is cause for great celebration. Having a daughter? Not so much. But one Indian doctor is trying to bring a change to this anti-female culture.
Latin America’s ongoing Zika epidemic has renewed abortion debates in several countries. The Zika virus, which is still somewhat of a mystery to experts in science and medicine, is carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, and is believed to cause microcephaly in preborn babies.
El Salvador’s Health minister has recently argued that due to the dangers to preborn babies presented by the virus, abortion restrictions should be revised. Colombia and Brazil are also experiencing surges in support for abortion due to the epidemic. But is abortion really the answer?
This year, as we march for life, voices around the world join ours in crying out for life. We cry out for every life, from womb to tomb, to be celebrated. We push on the ceiling to be lifted until the light of dawn will shine on every new life. And across the globe, world celebrities continue to speak out about the tragedy of abortion. Meet five of them – an actor, an Olympian, a politician, a humanitarian, and a musician – and hear their stories.
(Via Pregnancy Help News) Mihajlo turns a year old at the end of January. While he’s a few years away from grasping the reason, but he’ll have his sister to thank any time he celebrates his birthday.
If it weren’t for his sister and his mom’s encounter with a life-affirming pregnancy center in Novi Sad, Serbia, its likely Mihajlo wouldn’t have drawn his first breath.
Posted by Pregnancy Help News on Thursday, January 14, 2016
A baby girl abandoned by her parents in Western India was rescued by her grandfather. Born at seven months and weighing less than two pounds, the baby girl’s parents reportedly decided to reject her when they saw her wrinkly skin.
The baby’s grandfather, Dilip Dode, told reporters that word of the girl’s wrinkly appearance spread throughout their village, and that her parents were embarrassed by their daughter. The parents refused to even feed the baby, so Grandpa Dilip stepped in. He fed the baby milk from a spoon for two weeks, before he was able to take her to a hospital. At last update, the baby girl (who had not been named yet) was still recovering in a hospital, accompanied by her grandfather. Her parents still refused to visit her.