Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones and friends 13 years ago today. We will never forget. 

{Photo courtesy of Students for Life of America}

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones and friends 13 years ago today. We will never forget. 

{Photo courtesy of Students for Life of America}

How incredible is this photograph that graced the cover of LIFE Magazine in 1965, eight years before Roe v. Wade?? 
It is easy to sometimes think, “Well, they didn’t have as much knowledge about prenatal development in the 70s as we do now…” as a sort of excuse for that generation. However, LIFE Magazine was a hugely widespread magazine at the time and this color photograph of a living 18-week old baby inside his/her mother was undoubtedly seen by millions. The American Society of Magazine Editors calls it the 11th greatest magazine cover in the past 40 years. 
This and the pictures inside the magazine were taken by famed scientific photographer Linnart Nilsson who used an endoscope with an electronic flash to capture them. The pictures were included in his book, “A Child is Born,” which sold 8 million copies in the first four days of publication.

How incredible is this photograph that graced the cover of LIFE Magazine in 1965, eight years before Roe v. Wade??

It is easy to sometimes think, “Well, they didn’t have as much knowledge about prenatal development in the 70s as we do now…” as a sort of excuse for that generation. However, LIFE Magazine was a hugely widespread magazine at the time and this color photograph of a living 18-week old baby inside his/her mother was undoubtedly seen by millions. The American Society of Magazine Editors calls it the 11th greatest magazine cover in the past 40 years.

This and the pictures inside the magazine were taken by famed scientific photographer Linnart Nilsson who used an endoscope with an electronic flash to capture them. The pictures were included in his book, “A Child is Born,” which sold 8 million copies in the first four days of publication.

"Most people, the reason why they wouldn’t share pregnancy news early, [they] are afraid of miscarriage risks. We prayed about it, and the film crew asked us if we wanted to wait. But we knew we would share if we did miscarry. We believe that life is precious no matter how young and you would still want to remember that baby." -Jill Duggar Dillard (of “19 Kids and Counting”)We love that the newly married Dillards decided to share their pregnancy before the first trimester ended. All life is precious and the loss of any life should be grieved and respected. What do you think? Stick with the traditional waiting period or announce early?

"Most people, the reason why they wouldn’t share pregnancy news early, [they] are afraid of miscarriage risks. We prayed about it, and the film crew asked us if we wanted to wait. But we knew we would share if we did miscarry. We believe that life is precious no matter how young and you would still want to remember that baby." 

-Jill Duggar Dillard (of “19 Kids and Counting”)

We love that the newly married Dillards decided to share their pregnancy before the first trimester ended. All life is precious and the loss of any life should be grieved and respected. 

What do you think? Stick with the traditional waiting period or announce early?

“I was shell-shocked and very scared when told to abort two of my children. I was also disappointed with the professional consultant that had that view.” "How can a mother choose which of her children lives or dies? In the end our personal instinct kicked in. We had no medical proof that anything was wrong, but the consultant considered the risk higher because of my history.”—Lynn Seigenberg, Mother of IVF tripletsLynn’s three children are now 4 years old and starting primary school! All are healthy, and none of them experienced the negative syndrome that doctors recommended she abort them for. We’re so glad that Lynn went with her instincts on this one! But isn’t it time that doctors STOP recommending abortion as a solution to a baby’s “possible health problems”? Read the article: http://bit.ly/1xhykK8

“I was shell-shocked and very scared when told to abort two of my children. I was also disappointed with the professional consultant that had that view.” 

"How can a mother choose which of her children lives or dies? In the end our personal instinct kicked in. We had no medical proof that anything was wrong, but the consultant considered the risk higher because of my history.”

—Lynn Seigenberg, Mother of IVF triplets

Lynn’s three children are now 4 years old and starting primary school! All are healthy, and none of them experienced the negative syndrome that doctors recommended she abort them for. 

We’re so glad that Lynn went with her instincts on this one! But isn’t it time that doctors STOP recommending abortion as a solution to a baby’s “possible health problems”? 

Read the article: http://bit.ly/1xhykK8

“‘Some have been told they’re wasting their time for a baby that would be dead anyway,’ Ms. Kuebelbeck said. ‘Some have been told they’re wasting the doctor’s time.’”Despite hostile doctors, 20-40 percent of parents who receive a fatal diagnosis for their unborn baby choose to continue with their pregnancy in hopes of having a few precious moments with their child before he or she passes. This is thankfully giving rise to a better understanding and support system for these grieving parents, and there are now over 40 perinatal hospice programs throughout the United States. We’re glad that The New York Times is shedding light on this issue, and we hope that these resources will keep growing and touching hearts!
Read the article here. 

“‘Some have been told they’re wasting their time for a baby that would be dead anyway,’ Ms. Kuebelbeck said. ‘Some have been told they’re wasting the doctor’s time.’”

Despite hostile doctors, 20-40 percent of parents who receive a fatal diagnosis for their unborn baby choose to continue with their pregnancy in hopes of having a few precious moments with their child before he or she passes. This is thankfully giving rise to a better understanding and support system for these grieving parents, and there are now over 40 perinatal hospice programs throughout the United States. 

We’re glad that The New York Times is shedding light on this issue, and we hope that these resources will keep growing and touching hearts!

Read the article here

theultimatebandfreak:

darkhairedgirlfromgallifrey:

cultureshift:

oregonrighttolife:

1) “I’m sorry to say I couldn’t think about raising a child with Down’s. I’m something of a perfectionist.”2) “If he can’t grow up to have a shot at becoming the president, we don’t want him.”3) “It’s devastating, it’s a waste, all the love that goes into kids like that.”4) “I just couldn’t do it, couldn’t be that kind of mother who accepts everything, loves her kid no matter what.”5) “The bottom line is when my neighbor said to me: ‘Having a “tard,” that’s a bummer for life.’”These are ACTUAL RESPONSES from parents who sought prenatal screening to determine if their child had Down Syndrome. The parents all intended to abort their baby if he/she were diagnosed with DS, and these were some of the reasons they gave for their decision. THIS is the elitist, discriminatory, ugly side of our culture—a culture that has grown to value our own “health” and “happiness” over the life of another who we deem lesser. How can any society profess diversity, acceptance, and tolerance if it is utterly intolerant of the sick or the handicapped among them? Killing the mentally handicapped (who are statistically proven to live happy, fulfilling lives) before they are born is not kindness—it’s the darkest form of selfishness. Those aren’t all the quotes. Read the rest here: http://bit.ly/1p5UVPp

How we treat the least of us defines us.

Judge a man not by how he treats his equals but how he treats his inferiors


This hit me hard because my mom babysat this kid when he was younger (he is like my older brother now) and him and two of his siblings were tested positive for downs before they were born. NONE OF THEM HAVE DOWNS! NONE OF THE TESTS WERE ACCURATE! NOT ALL OF THEM ARE!

theultimatebandfreak:

darkhairedgirlfromgallifrey:

cultureshift:

oregonrighttolife:

1) “I’m sorry to say I couldn’t think about raising a child with Down’s. I’m something of a perfectionist.”

2) “If he can’t grow up to have a shot at becoming the president, we don’t want him.”

3) “It’s devastating, it’s a waste, all the love that goes into kids like that.”

4) “I just couldn’t do it, couldn’t be that kind of mother who accepts everything, loves her kid no matter what.”

5) “The bottom line is when my neighbor said to me: ‘Having a “tard,” that’s a bummer for life.’”

These are ACTUAL RESPONSES from parents who sought prenatal screening to determine if their child had Down Syndrome. The parents all intended to abort their baby if he/she were diagnosed with DS, and these were some of the reasons they gave for their decision. 

THIS is the elitist, discriminatory, ugly side of our culture—a culture that has grown to value our own “health” and “happiness” over the life of another who we deem lesser. How can any society profess diversity, acceptance, and tolerance if it is utterly intolerant of the sick or the handicapped among them? 

Killing the mentally handicapped (who are statistically proven to live happy, fulfilling lives) before they are born is not kindness—it’s the darkest form of selfishness. 

Those aren’t all the quotes. Read the rest here: http://bit.ly/1p5UVPp

How we treat the least of us defines us.

Judge a man not by how he treats his equals but how he treats his inferiors

This hit me hard because my mom babysat this kid when he was younger (he is like my older brother now) and him and two of his siblings were tested positive for downs before they were born. NONE OF THEM HAVE DOWNS! NONE OF THE TESTS WERE ACCURATE! NOT ALL OF THEM ARE!

We love these images! Haven’t you wondered how full-term babies can still fit inside the womb (which, by the way, is 20x its original weight and holds 1000x more than its original capacity by time of delivery)? A photographer captured this sweet newly born babe who let us in on the secret.

Click the link to see more super-flexible babies! http://bit.ly/1oyqmlF

We love these images! Haven’t you wondered how full-term babies can still fit inside the womb (which, by the way, is 20x its original weight and holds 1000x more than its original capacity by time of delivery)? A photographer captured this sweet newly born babe who let us in on the secret.

Click the link to see more super-flexible babies! http://bit.ly/1oyqmlF

“When I heard that some politicians were cheering the Supreme Court’s decision to give bosses the right to interfere in our access to birth control, I thought I had woken up in another decade. Like many of my friends, I was appalled by the thought of men taking away women’s ability to make our own personal health care decisions.” —Scarlett Johansson, in a fundraising email for Planned ParenthoodWe knew Scarlett Johansson was a huge Planned Parenthood supporter, so the news that she designed a special T-shirt for them (story here:http://bit.ly/1tEP0XW) is not surprising—just incredibly sad. Her new T-shirt portrays all pro-life politicians as sexist men who are stuck in the ’50s. The problem is that Scarlett seems to be completely forgetting (or conveniently ignoring) politicians like Congresswomen Jaime Herrera Beutler and Ann Wagner, who are only two of MANY pro-life FEMALE politicians (a complete list of the pro-life women Scarlett forgot can be found here:http://bit.ly/1tEP3mv). So we ask you, Ms. Johansson: Is it pro-woman to ignore the voices of a significant number of female politicians and pretend that they’re all “sexist men” just because you disagree with them? It sounds rather sexist to us, Ms. Johansson.

“When I heard that some politicians were cheering the Supreme Court’s decision to give bosses the right to interfere in our access to birth control, I thought I had woken up in another decade. Like many of my friends, I was appalled by the thought of men taking away women’s ability to make our own personal health care decisions.” 

—Scarlett Johansson, in a fundraising email for Planned Parenthood

We knew Scarlett Johansson was a huge Planned Parenthood supporter, so the news that she designed a special T-shirt for them (story here:http://bit.ly/1tEP0XW) is not surprising—just incredibly sad. Her new T-shirt portrays all pro-life politicians as sexist men who are stuck in the ’50s. 

The problem is that Scarlett seems to be completely forgetting (or conveniently ignoring) politicians like Congresswomen Jaime Herrera Beutler and Ann Wagner, who are only two of MANY pro-life FEMALE politicians (a complete list of the pro-life women Scarlett forgot can be found here:http://bit.ly/1tEP3mv). 

So we ask you, Ms. Johansson: Is it pro-woman to ignore the voices of a significant number of female politicians and pretend that they’re all “sexist men” just because you disagree with them? 

It sounds rather sexist to us, Ms. Johansson.

PBS (OPB in Oregon) is celebrating Labor Day by playing the documentary, “After Tiller,” which glorifies four late-term abortionists in America. 
One of these “compassionate” abortionists is Dr. Warren Hern. “Julie Smith” had a late term abortion with him. It cost her $25,000. He killed her daughter Alice, diagnosed with a fetal abnormality, by injecting digoxen (a toxin) into her heart. That cause a massive heart attack which killed little 35-week old Alice, but not until hours later: “…I felt a kick,” “Julie” said while sobbing. Two days later, she was induced and labored to deliver little Alice, 5lb. and 13 oz., who was cleaned and handed, dead, to her mother. 
"Julie" came away with PTSD but still calls Hern "an absolute angel who saved me and my daughter."
These things are horrifying to speak of but if anyone thinks abortion should be legal, they should have the intellectual honesty to know WHAT abortion is. 
***PLEASE share this post widely to let your friends know what abortion is. Please also considering expressing your outrage to taxpayer-funded PBS.***
http://bit.ly/1tAqya4

PBS (OPB in Oregon) is celebrating Labor Day by playing the documentary, “After Tiller,” which glorifies four late-term abortionists in America. 

One of these “compassionate” abortionists is Dr. Warren Hern. “Julie Smith” had a late term abortion with him. It cost her $25,000. He killed her daughter Alice, diagnosed with a fetal abnormality, by injecting digoxen (a toxin) into her heart. That cause a massive heart attack which killed little 35-week old Alice, but not until hours later: “…I felt a kick,” “Julie” said while sobbing. Two days later, she was induced and labored to deliver little Alice, 5lb. and 13 oz., who was cleaned and handed, dead, to her mother. 

"Julie" came away with PTSD but still calls Hern "an absolute angel who saved me and my daughter."

These things are horrifying to speak of but if anyone thinks abortion should be legal, they should have the intellectual honesty to know WHAT abortion is. 

***PLEASE share this post widely to let your friends know what abortion is. Please also considering expressing your outrage to taxpayer-funded PBS.***

http://bit.ly/1tAqya4

1) “I’m sorry to say I couldn’t think about raising a child with Down’s. I’m something of a perfectionist.”2) “If he can’t grow up to have a shot at becoming the president, we don’t want him.”3) “It’s devastating, it’s a waste, all the love that goes into kids like that.”4) “I just couldn’t do it, couldn’t be that kind of mother who accepts everything, loves her kid no matter what.”5) “The bottom line is when my neighbor said to me: ‘Having a “tard,” that’s a bummer for life.’”These are ACTUAL RESPONSES from parents who sought prenatal screening to determine if their child had Down Syndrome. The parents all intended to abort their baby if he/she were diagnosed with DS, and these were some of the reasons they gave for their decision. THIS is the elitist, discriminatory, ugly side of our culture—a culture that has grown to value our own “health” and “happiness” over the life of another who we deem lesser. How can any society profess diversity, acceptance, and tolerance if it is utterly intolerant of the sick or the handicapped among them? Killing the mentally handicapped (who are statistically proven to live happy, fulfilling lives) before they are born is not kindness—it’s the darkest form of selfishness. Those aren’t all the quotes. Read the rest here: http://bit.ly/1p5UVPp

1) “I’m sorry to say I couldn’t think about raising a child with Down’s. I’m something of a perfectionist.”

2) “If he can’t grow up to have a shot at becoming the president, we don’t want him.”

3) “It’s devastating, it’s a waste, all the love that goes into kids like that.”

4) “I just couldn’t do it, couldn’t be that kind of mother who accepts everything, loves her kid no matter what.”

5) “The bottom line is when my neighbor said to me: ‘Having a “tard,” that’s a bummer for life.’”

These are ACTUAL RESPONSES from parents who sought prenatal screening to determine if their child had Down Syndrome. The parents all intended to abort their baby if he/she were diagnosed with DS, and these were some of the reasons they gave for their decision. 

THIS is the elitist, discriminatory, ugly side of our culture—a culture that has grown to value our own “health” and “happiness” over the life of another who we deem lesser. How can any society profess diversity, acceptance, and tolerance if it is utterly intolerant of the sick or the handicapped among them? 

Killing the mentally handicapped (who are statistically proven to live happy, fulfilling lives) before they are born is not kindness—it’s the darkest form of selfishness. 

Those aren’t all the quotes. Read the rest here: http://bit.ly/1p5UVPp