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Jul 3, 2014
How Can We Protect Unborn Babies with Down Syndrome?
This week the Charlotte Lozier Institute released a new paper, “Improving Joyful Lives: Society’s Response to Difference and Disability,” which makes policy recommendations to protect unborn babies diagnosed with Down syndrome and to educate and support their families.
Mark Bradford, author and president of the Lejeune Foundation USA, writes that oftentimes the information expectant parents receive following a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome heavily favors aborting the baby. Bradford therefore presents key changes that must be made to prevent discrimination and increase support for families. One suggestion is passing legislation that ensures parents are given information revealing the overwhelmingly positive lived experiences of those with Down syndrome and their families.
Another recommendation is increased NIH funding proportionate to the large population of persons with Down syndrome in the United States, which would allow researchers to follow through on the exciting preliminary studies the paper highlights. Prenatal nondiscrimination legislation would be another measure to protect children with Down syndrome from abortion based solely on their disability.
The way we treat individuals with difference or disability is evident through the way we respond to a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis. These measures are vital steps to ensure we treat the most vulnerable among us with the dignity and care they deserve.Read More
Tags: Charlotte Lozier Institute, disability, down syndrome, Lejeune Foundation, prenatal diagnosis
Jun 10, 2014
SEXED - Live Action's Undercover Investigation into Planned Parenthood's Sex-ed
In classrooms and advertising across the country, Planned Parenthood styles themselves the "sex experts" for teenagers. So teenagers turn to Planned Parenthood for sex advice and eventually, if they conceive a baby, for a lucrative abortion.
But what exactly is the sex advice Planned Parenthood gives teenagers? Live Action, founded by president Lila Rose, investigated. And what they found was so disturbing they had to include a disclaimer: Warning. The following content is not suitable for children.
Clearly Planned Parenthood think it's suitable for the children and teenagers they "counsel" in sex-ed classrooms and their clinics across the country. Do you?
Planned Parenthood receives over half a billion taxpayer dollars every year for their "safe-sex" programs, including those targeting children and teenagers. Under Obamacare, an extra $75 million has been set aside for sex-ed programs... and millions is going to Planned Parenthood.
Stand with us to elect pro-life candidates in 2014 who will build a pro-life majority in the Senate to pass laws protecting unborn babies after 20 weeks from abortion and women and teenagers from predatory abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood.
Tags: Lila Rose, Live Action, planned parenthood, sex education
Jun 9, 2014
Defending Unborn Girls Is... Racist?
Defenders of sex-selective abortion, which usually targets unborn girls, are desperate to distract from their support of gendercide, an atrocious human rights abuse. Their latest trend is to accuse those who stand for these unborn women of racism. Chuck Donovan, of the Charlotte Lozier Institute, our research arm, called out this despicable tactic in National Review.
Protecting the Human Right to Be Born Female
In a remarkable case of inauspicious timing, a writer at Slate chose the eve of the 25th anniversary of the brutal crushing of dissent in Tiananmen Square to attack sponsors of efforts to stop abortions for the purpose of sex selection. Defenders of the unpopular policy of permitting such abortions have staked much of their efforts on making it appear that opposition to sex-selective abortion — which is almost universally used to end the prenatal lives of females — is based on racial prejudice against Asian Americans. A lethal gender prejudice is therefore tolerable because condemning it is a form of ethnic bigotry.
The ploy is clever in its way, but ultimately absurd. Sex-selective abortion bans would evince racial prejudice if they were applied solely against a racial group or were reflective of a belief that only certain racial groups would engage in such a practice. But the history and evidence of the development of sex-selective abortion and related practices show persuasively that they arise not as a result of beliefs inherent to a single nation or ethnic subgroup, but rather from traditions of son preference exacerbated by draconian population-control policies that limit family size by edict of the state. Population control on the scale of the People’s Republic of China’s one-child policy helped create the world’s largest instance of gendercide. And that policy’s history, as writer Mara Hvistendahl has shown, has its origin in Western-sponsored efforts to aggressively curb population growth and to do so through reducing the number of child-bearers (females) in a society....
Tags: Charlotte Lozier Institute, Sex selective abortion