The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passed this year in four states (Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, & Oklahoma). It prohibits performance of abortions from 20 weeks post-fertilization (22 gestational weeks) unless necessary to protect the life or physical health of the mother. The tfollowing report notes that children born at this early age via ceasarean have [...]
Archive for the ‘Fetal anomolies and disabilities’ Category
A new report of British abortion statistics is discussed in this Zenit article. According to the Zenit article, “In 2010, 482 babies with Down syndrome were aborted. Ten of these were over 24 weeks old. Another 181 were aborted due to a family history in inherited disorders. In total, there were 2,290 abortions in 2010 [...]
Here is a LifeNews story (first published on the Public Discourse website) on the use of prenatal testing to abort disabled babies. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/25/abortions-on-disabled-babies-the-prenatal-testing-sham/ Richard M.
Here is a powwrful column by Melissa Clouthier on aborting children with disabilities. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/23/aborting-imperfection-abortions-on-disabled-babies-are-dead-wrong/ Richard M.
Here is a link to a statement on the Phoenix abortion case by the Committee on Doctrine of the US Bishops. http://usccb.org/doctrine/direct-abortion-statement2010-06-23.pdf Richard M.
On the Mirror of Justice blog, see http://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/2010/05/agree-with-sr-margaret-mcbrides-decision-or-not.html#tp, Michael Perry links to a story about Bishop Olmstead, who informed a Catholic nun that she had incurred the canonical penalty of excommunication for her role in approving an abortion. I don’t intend to enter into the canon law aspects of the case. The underlying moral issue is, [...]