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Admittedly, I have not watched a lot of this year’s Winter Olympics. I’m more of a summer games kinda gal, myself. But an image image from the games this week captured my attention, as did the story behind it. On Monday Alex Bilodeau won gold in the freestyle skiing moguls competition — and he shared […]

Posted at: February 13th, 2014 - 1:17 am - Number of Comments » 1

Genetics is not the be all and end all in determining what the “quality” of someone’s life will be — both for themselves and for those around them. In this video Dr. Jérôme Lejeune tells an incredible – and true! – story that goes well with my article last week and perfectly illustrates the arrogance […]

Posted at: December 11th, 2012 - 2:13 am - Number of Comments » 2

Generally speaking, I’d say that the United States is not on most people’s radar when they think of eugenics throughout history. But we have a very sordid eugenics past here in America and I think it’s important to know where we’ve been in in this regard. If you’ve ever got an hour and a half […]

Posted at: September 14th, 2012 - 3:16 am - Number of Comments » 1

This poster is brilliant and echoes something I’ve said on this blog many times: All abortion is equally abhorrent and offensive to humanity. It targets one segment of society, the unborn, and deems it worthy of life only at the behest of another segment. “Eugenic” abortion, however, goes one step further and takes a class […]

Posted at: August 28th, 2012 - 7:07 pm - Number of Comments » 2

NOVA Employment posted this picture on Facebook with the caption: “Accessible playgrounds are awesome. LIKE this if you think EVERY child deserves to have a little fun.” It’s beyond awesome. And, yes, every child has a right to pursue happiness…and have some fun! People who advocate for killing disabled unborn children say that they want […]

Posted at: August 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Over at Catholic Lane, Mark Pickup writes about the importance of Christian perinatal hospice: There are expectant parents who face the terrible reality that their baby will be born with a terminal condition. They are usually told after a prenatal test and are given the choice of continuing the pregnancy or aborting their baby. Parents […]

Posted at: February 28th, 2012 - 8:15 pm - Number of Comments » 2

Hat tip to reader Renee for emailing me this delightful story. As uplifting as it is, however, it is also a little infuriating to see this beautiful woman enriching the lives of so many young people and knowing that upwards of 90% of children prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome are never allowed make it out […]

Posted at: March 4th, 2011 - 5:26 pm - Number of Comments » 2

Not cool. LONDON (AP) – A British judge ruled Tuesday that more evidence is needed before deciding whether to grant a mother’s wish to have her mentally disabled daughter sterilized — a case that is troubling medical ethicists. The 21-year-old woman, who has a significant learning disability and has been identified only as P, already […]

Posted at: February 15th, 2011 - 5:28 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Good grief! Last week ROSS DOUTHAT wrote a widely circulated column in the NY Times about the “unborn paradox.” How unborn life is so easily discarded on one hand and so desperately wanted on the other. Here we have a perfect example of this paradox in one couple. An Australian couple had the twin boys […]

Posted at: January 11th, 2011 - 2:04 pm - Number of Comments » 3

In a column for Salon.com, Helena Holgersson-Shorter writes about The baby who didn’t make it: By the time we were finally ushered into the ultrasound room my husband and I were engaged in a sotto voce round of bickering — can’t believe you messed up the time/stop ruining this for me — only to be […]

Posted at: January 6th, 2011 - 2:08 pm - Number of Comments » 0