- Thursday, 11 September 2008 10:19
LA Times: Canadian doctor warns Sarah Palin’s decision to have Down baby could reduce abortions
But a senior Canadian doctor is now expressing concerns that such a prominent public role model as the governor of Alaska and potential vice president of the United States completing a Down syndrome pregnancy may prompt other women to make the same decision against abortion because of that genetic abnormality. And thereby reduce the number of abortions.
Published reports in Canada say about 9 out of 10 women given a diagnosis of Down syndrome choose to terminate the pregnancy through abortion. [emphasis added]
…Dr. Andre Lalonde, executive vice president of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Ottawa, worries that Palin’s now renowned decision may cause abortions in Canada to decline as other women there and elsewhere opt to follow suit.
He says not every woman is prepared to deal with the consequences of Down babies, who have developmental delays, some physical difficulties and often a shortened lifespan.
I don’t even know what to say…Is this all reactionary, or were people this sick before and now they feel the right to vent their evil?
HT: Catholic and Enjoying It! combox
- Tuesday, 29 July 2008 09:00
Spirit and Life® readers will be well aware of the ongoing campaign to legalize abortion on demand in the Caribbean nation of Jamaica. Our valiant pro-life friends in Jamaica have just informed us that they need prayer this coming week as the abortion issue comes before their Parliament.
Details at Island Breezes.
- Thursday, 30 January 2003 14:06
Okay, this is real sick. Someone forwarded this link to me, apologised for sending it, but felt the need to share in the horror. Now I am going to do the same thing here. I’m Not Sorry.
I stopped being very active in the pro-life movement about 10 years ago. Not that I stopped being pro-life, but I stopped going to marches, life chains etc., mostly due to the birth of my first child. I also felt the need to hold back from debating.
It was around this time in my life that I had my first pro-life debate with someone that said “I know it’s a baby, but infanticide for the good of the whole has always been practiced.”
Ack! I about stopped debating after that. Heck, I almost stopped coming out of my house after that! How can you argue with logic when people refuse to see logic, or how can you argue that life is a precious gift, when people do not believe that either? Only their own lives.