In the early 20th century, eugenics was widely supported among the educated classes all across the West. Eugenicists fancied themselves benefactors of the human race, putting to use the most cutting-edge science to eradicate human suffering, and to “improve” the human race. By giving nature a helping hand, carefully encouraging the reproduction of the “fittest”…

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Teddy bear in an empty child's room

Most women understandably feel some degree of guilt about having an abortion. After all, abortion is a grossly unnatural act, and people who believe in God (as most aborting women do to varying degrees) have difficulty justifying the deliberate killing of a child that they know was willed into existence by Him. All of us…

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Gerber Baby

Lucas, the First Gerber Baby with Down’s For the first time ever, Gerber has chosen a baby with Down syndrome as their official “Gerber baby.” Baby Lucas, whose infectious smile is certainly an attention grabber, was chosen from among 140,000 applicants. The position comes with a $50,000 prize, which Lucas’ parents say they intend to…

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Richard Dawkins

“Suffer the little children to come unto me… (St. Mark 10:4)” Richard Dawkins Was Wrong Richard Dawkins has an inveterate propensity for making news that is decidedly not newsworthy.  His Twitter feed just posted that his 2006 book, “The God Delusion,” has hit the top spot on Amazon UK’s Kindle bestseller list. Sad that an…

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“PP” Just Wants to “Help” Teens? Planned Parenthood (PP) is at it again. Suing to impose its graphic sexual education on minors, and suing to kill unborn children with Down’s Syndrome. PP has announced that its lawyers are among nine organizations suing the Trump Administration, because the government has elected not to fund its “Teen…

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“Bring this child to birth” Milagres Pererira hails from Artists for Life, which is Human Life International’s Affiliate (HLI) in Goa, India. Some time back she was invited to speak on parenting at a Parent Teacher Association gathering. Once finished, Milagres was approached by a woman who said, “Do you remember my son? You prayed…

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Human persons are willed by God; they are imprinted with God’s image. Their dignity does not come from the work they do, but from the persons they are. – St. Pope John Paul II, Centesimus annus, ¶11 A recent report from CBS proclaims that Iceland is, as they put it, “on the verge of eliminating Down syndrome.”…

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(Zenit.org) — The Holy Father’s universal prayer intention for September was, “That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life.” This is such a timely prayer. In recent weeks there has been a steady drumbeat to dehumanize and marginalize those with mental challenges, especially those with Down syndrome. For…

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football

Student-athlete Eric Dompierre is a state champion football player, winner of Sports Illustrated’s “Underdogs” contest and an all-around inspirational young man. And he has Down syndrome. Eric, who attends Ishpeming High School in the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) of Michigan and is a kicker for the school’s varsity football team, wasn’t sure if the state of…

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