Shouldn’t Abortion be Allowed for Serious or Fatal Birth Defects?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / April 7, 2021 /

  “A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members.” ~ Pope Saint John Paul II 1 Of the many reasons that women give for having abortions, the justification of birth defects is the most understandable, especially if the child is not expected to live. Women considering abortion for fatal or…

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Modern-Day Eugenics: Who Lives and Who Dies?

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 30, 2020 /

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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Why Not Abortion if it Sends Babies Straight to Heaven?

By Brian Clowes, PhD / May 1, 2020 /
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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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“Don’t be afraid of us….We are still human beings.”

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / March 5, 2018 /
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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Let Us Be Civilized

By Don DeMarco, PhD / March 1, 2018 /
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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Planned Parenthood is Suing Again…and Again

By Deborah M. Piroch / February 16, 2018 /

“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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No to Down Syndrome Abortion

By Deborah M. Piroch / September 26, 2017 /

“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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Eliminating Down Syndrome? Or People with Down Syndrome?

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / September 2, 2017 /

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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Down Syndrome Does Not Make Life Disposable

By Denise Hunnell, MD / October 20, 2014 /

(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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Student-Athlete with Down Syndrome Becomes State Champion

By Adam Cassandra / November 28, 2012 /
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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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