Category Archives: Abortion and the Disabled

Mother refused to abort for Down syndrome, the test was wrong

A woman on facebook shared this story on 5/21/2017 When my mom was pregnant, the doctors told her that the baby was going to be born with down syndrome, this devastated her. Her and my dad have been trying for … Continue reading

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Humane Choice is abortion says Pro-choicer

Pro-choice author Frances Ryan claims aborting disabled babies is “the humane choice”: “There are times when abortion is the humane choice… It’s okay to say that out loud. The thought doesn’t suggest a disabled life is worth less, but acknowledges the … Continue reading

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Mother of Baby with Hydrocephalus is told to abort by 3 different doctors

Hydrocephalus is a disease where fluid collects in the brain of an unborn baby. the prognosis varies, but many children with hydrocephalus go on to live normal lives. The mother of a child with hydrocephalus describes the pressure that was … Continue reading

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Woman with spina bifida speaks out against abortion

Author James Tunstead Burtchaell received the following letter from a disabled woman and her husband: “Amniocentesis and its search and destroy philosophy… We cannot emphasize too strongly the evil of destroying an unborn child who may be deformed. I can … Continue reading

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“Defective” newborns allowed to die

From pro-life author “Dr. Bob Hall, chief neonatologist at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, characterized the practice of permitting deformed or defective newborns to die by withholding treatment and nourishment as a “commonplace” phenomenon. He estimated that it accounts … Continue reading

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Scientists push abortion to eliminate mentally challenged

In 1970 a report issued by the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine: “It takes about $5,000-$6,000 per year to pay the costs of institutionalized care for retarded individuals. The 50,000 persons now receiving institutional care for Down’s syndrome … Continue reading

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Mother of girl with down syndrome says she wouldn’t change anything

From Pamela De Almeida whose has a child with down syndrome: “I don’t live in a  bubble. I know there is hate in the world. I know there is racism, prejudice and discrimination. I just didn’t know how real it was until I … Continue reading

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Disabled man: I would’ve Chosen to Live

Glenn Little, president of the Disabled Persons Association, in Victoria Australia, who has cerebral palsy: “If I had been given the choice about whether I wanted to live with my brain damage or to be allowed to die, I would … Continue reading

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Pro-Choice author on disabled babies

Pro-Choice author Miriam Claire says that the only reason a woman would want to carry a disabled baby to term is religious belief. She says: In my view, asking the community to fund personal religious beliefs is a questionable way … Continue reading

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Disabled woman: I would have a baby like myself

Laura Hershey is severely disabled from a rare neuromuscular condition. She says: “My life of disability has not been easy or carefree. But in measuring the quality of my life, other factors – education, friends, and meaningful work, for example – … Continue reading

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