How would I respond if I was told my preborn child had a genetic disorder? I hope I would respond like T.K. and Deidrea Lauxs did when they found out their baby boy, Thomas, had Trisomy 13.
As the video below will explain, babies with Trisomy 13 usually only live hours, maybe days once born. The video will also take you through the journey these parents lived with Thomas. The closing remark is very poignant: “We didn’t not terminate because we were hanging onto some hope that there was some medical mistake…we didn’t terminate because he’s our son.”
Every day approximately 300 Canadian preborn children and 4,000 American preborn children die because of abortion. Their lives will only be known to their mothers who mourn their loss and perhaps the few people she confided in.… Read more
While it is essential to understand the pro-life position, it is also crucial that we understand the position of those who identify as “pro-choice”. In particular, those who work in the abortion industry. There have been people who work in clinics and even perform abortions who have since realized the absolute wrong they have participated in and converted to being pro-life. Perhaps Dr. Bernand Nathanson or Abby Johnson sound familiar to you. Just as each of us has our story of how and why we participate in defending human life in the womb, people who promote the “pro-choice” message do too.… Read more
Over the past few years, I have often jokingly referred to myself as “the anti-feminist” because many of my firm beliefs seem to clash with most opinions that self-proclaimed ‘feminists’ have. Recently, however, I was made aware of the fact that many women who piloted the first wave of feminism were pro-life and pro-family. For example, Alice Paul, the author of the original Equal Rights Amendment stated that “abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women”. (For more information see www.feministsforlife.org)
Unfortunately, too many ‘feminists’ of modern society have gone well beyond the intentions of the original feminists by putting less importance on natural feminine beauty – especially a woman’s ability to give life.… Read more
There is a discussion on our forumthat greatly disturbed me. In this discussion it brought to my attention that there is a Rockville Maryland biotech company that sells aborted fetal parts for “medicine” and experimentation. The company is called Capital Biosciences and you can view their catalog of fetal body parts here.
For example, it will cost $429 for “Human Fetal Normal Tissue: Heart” and you get to select the quantity and click on the “add to chart” button just as if you are shopping for books or clothes online.
There is a group of young, pro-life activists who have spent time becoming knowledgeable and articulate on the issue of abortion. And, recently, have brought a campaign called “Choice” Chain to nearby Catholic high schools in Alberta (see news and video links below). “Choice” Chain consists of these young, articulate and compassionate activists holding large signs with images of the reality of abortion and conversing with people. They are with The Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR).
They have received a lot of feedback: good and bad. Some of the high school students, teachers and principals have attempted to censor their message.… Read more
Michael Coren’s Why Catholics Are Right has been selling quite well over the past couple of months. I had a chance to
include it as part of my Easter season reading. For anybody trying to get started with apologetics, this is a concise compendium of today’s top objections to Catholic teachings. This is a great practical example of engaging the arguments of the secular world.
Coren starts with the top areas of debate, first dealing with the abuse scandals, and then delving into historical myths (e.g. the inquisition and the holocaust), followed by common protestant theological objections and wrapping it up with the life issues (abortion and euthanasia) and then a mish-mash of other things.… Read more
When it comes to the twisted, bizarre, and far reaching ways the evil one has stretched the avenues of the anti-life movement, most of us think we’ve heard it all; however, while reading one of LifeSiteNews’ latest articles, I found myself taken by surprise. During the past year, the PepsiCo food company has signed on to collaborate with a scientific research company, Senomyx, who use aborted fetal cells for their development of artificial flavors.
Now I know what you may be thinking, because I sure did, – what do human embryos’ and food have to do with each other?… Read more
I’ve discussed in vitro fertilization in previous posts (here and here). So why not continue? It’s certainly not an issue that will go away anytime soon.
This time I’d like to focus on the countless frozen embryos as a result of in vitro fertilization and the debate over whether or not adopting them is right. A friend posted this link on Facebook that I was instantly intrigued to read.
“The Catholic Case for Embryo Adoption” by Gerard Nadal is one of the many contributions to this discussion. Nadal invites us all to read, and I would agree, Dignitas Personae put together by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.… Read more
I often find myself perusing pregnancy sites and land on some forums every once and awhile. We are at week 22 with “Baby G”.
Yesterday I came across a thread in a forum where a mother shared about her pregnancy experience. At five months she and her husband were told that their child, a baby boy, had holoprocencephaly along with a missing eye and later started forming hydrocephalus.
No doubt cause for worry and concern. Despite being told he would likely die in utero or shortly after birth, the parents decided to continue with the pregnancy. She shares, “As they were asking me these questions I feel my little boy kicking and moving inside me.… Read more