Massachusetts Measure Would Weaken Laws Protecting Babies From Infanticide

A Massachusetts law that protects newborn babies from infanticide would be greatly weakened if a pro-abortion budget amendment passes the state legislature.

The Massachusetts House passed Amendment 759 last week, voting to expand late-term abortions and allow young girls to abort their unborn babies without a parent’s knowledge or consent.

Now, a leading state pro-life group is warning that the amendment also would weaken a state law that protects babies who survive abortions from being neglected or killed.

“Amendment #759 to H5150 would eliminate current laws requiring that physicians ‘take all reasonable steps to preserve the life and health of the aborted child,’” Massachusetts Citizens for Life said in a statement.

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Gore-Tex founder leaves legacy of helping to heal the hearts of infants with Down Syndrome

Robert Gore, the founder of Gore-Tex, died at age 85 last month, and pro-lifers have good reason to take note of his incredible professional accomplishments. As reported by Aleteia, while still a young man, Gore invented Gore-Tex, the lightweight, breathable, waterproof material most commonly known for its use in all-weather outerwear, footwear, gloves, accessories and more. But the product’s many uses — “from guitar strings and vacuum bags to space suits” — didn’t stop there.

Gore-Tex eventually branched into the medical field and the material is now used in bandages for burn victims, as well as in patches for heart surgeries.

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Woman with Down syndrome: UK law says people like me are ‘better off dead’

A young woman with Down syndrome is campaigning to change discriminatory abortion laws in the United Kingdom, and has just gotten the chance to move ahead with what is being called a “landmark challenge” against the law.

In the United Kingdom, abortion is illegal after 24 weeks of pregnancy — unless the child has any disability, even one as minor as a cleft lip. People with disabilities have spoken out against this exception, which they believe is discriminatory against people like them, and which encourages negative attitudes and stereotypes towards people with disabilities. This has led to a 90% abortion rate for babies diagnosed prenatally with Down syndrome.

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Court Rejects Hospital’s Attempt to Yank Little Girl’s Life Support Over Her Mom’s Objections

The Supreme Court of Texas rejected the plea of Cook Children’s Medical Center to withdraw a ventilator and medical treatment from Baby Tinslee Lewis against her mother’s will. In August, the hospital urged the Supreme Court of Texas (SCOTX) to overrule an extensive 150-page ​ruling from the Second Court of Appeals that deemed the 10-Day Rule likely unconstitutional, thereby granting Baby Tinslee temporary legal protection.

Baby Tinslee’s case now returns to the district court, which will consider these questions: Are the rights of Baby Tinslee being violated? Should a hospital have unilateral authority to withdraw life-sustaining medical treatment from a patient against the will of the patient/surrogate?

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The Netherlands to extend euthanasia to children.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Last week I wrote that the Netherlands government was debating expanding the euthanasia law to include children (1 – 12).

The Dutchnews.nl reported that Dutch Health Minister, Hugo de Jonge announced that the Dutch government will amend the euthanasia law to permit child euthanasia. According to the DutchNews.nl:

Health minister Hugo de Jonge has told MPs in a briefing that work is progressing on plans to make it possible to help terminally sick children aged between one and 12 to die, in limited circumstances.

The recommendation was made in a report by experts last year, who found that a small group of children may be suffering because doctors are afraid of the consequences of actions that could hasten their deaths.

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Be careful what you wish for when you legalize active killing

This article was published by the Irish Independent on October 5, 2020 and reprinted with permission of the author.

Professor Theo Boer

By Professor Theo Boer,
Former reviewer of euthanasia cases in the Netherlands.

As early as next week, Irish Members of Parliament could be casting a vote on the complicated and emotive issue of assisted suicide and euthanasia. After euthanasia was legalised in 2002, I supported the Dutch legislation and worked for the authorities reviewing euthanasia cases between 2005 and 2014.

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Despite my struggles after being adopted from an orphanage in China, I would not change a thing

Despite my struggles after being adopted from an orphanage in China, I would not change a thing

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this guest post are solely those of the author and are not necessarily reflective of Live Action or Live Action News.

I was born on October 28th, 2002, in China. I was immediately abandoned, and was found the next day at a train station in China with my umbilical cord still attached. While I obviously don’t remember these events, this is significant trauma for anyone to experience. The police sent me to an orphanage where I spent almost the first full year of my life in a crib, resulting in a flat head and impaired brain development.

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40 years of death and heartache: The results of China’s One-Child Policy

Forty years ago today, the most restrictive population control policy in history was born. On September 25, 1980, the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party sent a letter to all party members explaining China’s One Child Policy. While in the 1970s, families had been limited to two children, the newly introduced policy narrowed that allowance to just one child, ushering in decades of abuses, death, heartache, and other unintended consequences. It was the most restrictive population control policy in history.

Because it is widely believed that the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has been complicit in implementing China’s oppressive population control policy, the Trump administration cut off funding to the UNFPA.

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Missouri Tells Court: “People With Down Syndrome are One Generation Away From Elimination”

Missouri State Solicitor General John Sauer made a passionate plea to protect unborn babies with Down syndrome Thursday before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Courthouse News reports Sauer asked the court panel to allow Missouri to enforce its law banning abortions on unborn babies with Down syndrome. A lower federal court blocked the law in 2019.

“A radical reduction in the number of the class of people with Down syndrome would inflict an incalculable loss in our society,” Sauer said. “People with Down syndrome are literally one generation away from complete elimination.”

He cited statistics showing how unborn babies with Down syndrome are targeted for abortions across the world.

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HORROR: Father in India arrested for cutting open wife’s abdomen, killing preborn son

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A father in India has been accused of cutting open his wife’s abdomen with a harvesting sickle out of fear that she was pregnant with another baby girl, and in doing so, caused the stillbirth of his preborn baby boy.

Anita Devi, 35, was seven months pregnant with her sixth child, according to UK Right to Life. She and her husband, Pannalal, were parents to five girls when she became pregnant again. Devi’s family alleges that her husband attacked her because he wanted to find out if the baby she was carrying was a boy. Devi’s sister told BBC Hindi that the couple often fought over having a son.

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