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Disabled animals get reprieve from slaughter while babies do not

Posted in Euthanasia, Euthanesia with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2016 by saynsumthn

As abortion continues to target the disabled for a tortuous death, a disabled steer in Texas has received a reprieve after activists speak out. Oatmeal, the blind steer was scheduled for slaughter after being auctioned in Texas at the Fort Worth Stock Show’s Sale of Champions.

According to news reports, Oatmeal’s story struck a nerve among animal rights activists, vegans and others.

Oatmeal Steer Cow Abortion

The Fort Worth Star Telegraph reported what happened next:

    “As activists took to social media in an effort to rescue the steer, Oatmeal waited at a feedlot in South Texas.

    “Now he is bound for College Station, where he was expected to arrive late Friday or early Saturday, said state Rep. Charlie Geren, vice president of the Stock Show, who worked the deal with A&M Chancellor John Sharp.”

Oatmeal Steer Cow FB

In an effort to save Oatmeal, one supporter commented:

    “That poor steer. He trusted humans his entire life, and now, trustingly, he will go with them and be led to his death. How very sad.”

I am an animal lover and I understand the compassion that anyone would have toward this animal. But, what I cannot understand is the complete disconnect many in society have towards the disabled preborn child, a human baby, selected for abortion. You know, one of the reasons we legalized abortion on demand in America was because we believed that a child with medical issues was of less value than a so-called healthy one. And, sadly, this idea was introduced by many American churches whose abortion resolutions led the way for the language which was later written into the Roe v. Wade abortion decision. Today, many of those religious institutions have repented and reversed their stand to oppose abortion, but, tragically, the damage was already done.

Today, disabled preborn children are some of the most vulnerable children in the United States. Pregnant mothers are often pressured into aborting these children by medical “professionals” who believe the life of a disabled preborn child is not worth saving. In many cases, the diagnoses rendered is not nearly as horrific as pregnant women are led to believe. But, even when the diagnosis proves as tragic as expected does that give us the right to devalue that life and send that child to slaughter like an animal?

And, this kind of inhumane targeting is not reserved only for preborn children in the womb. In fact, because of the way we view these children, they remain vulnerable even after they are born and even when they are so-called “wanted” by their parents.

Simon  inspired Simon's Law

Simon inspired Simon’s Law

Enter little Simon Crosier who was labeled by the medical establishment as “incompatible with life” after he was born with Trisomy 18. His mother, Sheryl Crosier said doctors encouraged her to have an abortion when her 20 week ultrasound revealed that their unborn son might have a cleft lip, she refused. But, even though Sheryl and her husband wanted Simon, he died December 3, 2010, 88 ½ days after his birth, after health care workers refused to medically treat him as any other child. The couple discovered this after they reviewed his medical records.

Today, Sheryl warns parents that this could happen to any child at any age. She said that a child could fall off a bicycle and hit their head or end up in the ICU after a car accident.

    “Are you going to allow your physician that you met for the first time to determine the value of your child? Or do you want to be the one making their medical decisions? Parents need to realize their parental rights can be taken away and violated.”

As a result of Simon’s tragic and unnecessary death, in December of 2014, the couple attempted unsuccessfully to get Simon’s Law passed in the state of Missouri. On February 16, 2016 Simon’s Law was again introduced in the Missouri state legislature by State Rep Bill Kidd. HB1915, which has yet to make it out of Committee, has two basic components. First a health care facility must let a patient, resident or a prospective patient or resident know if they have a futility policy that will limit care in any way. Second, a do-not-resuscitate order cannot be placed in a minor child’s medical file without the written permission of at least one parent or legal guardian.

Sheryl told Live Action News that a similar law in Kansas will be heard there this week. SB437, also dubbed Simon’s Law was introduced on February 10th is expected to be heard Thursday March 3, 2016 by the Kansas Committee on Public Health and Welfare. She said that she is optimistic that the law will pass but stressed that the law needs to be adopted nationally.

    “There is a need for ‪Simons Law‬ nationwide. In many hospitals across ‪‎America‬ it is legal for a ‪‎child‬ to be denied life-sustaining care and for a ‘‪‎Do Not Resuscitate‬’ order (‪‎DNR‬) to be placed on a child’s medical chart without parental knowledge or consent.”

Simon and Sheryl Crosier

Simon and Sheryl Crosier

Sheryl is encouraging everyone to sign Simon’s Law Petition and she is looking to get this law into other states. “This is happening everywhere. Parents deserve to know what is going on with their child,” she said.

If anyone is interested in filing Simon’s Law in their state, Sheryl said that they can contact her by e-mail at simonismyname@att.net and they can get updates on Simon’s Law by following them on Facebook and on their website.

Mom of Down Syndrome son”How many parents have been this lucky?”

Posted in Down Syndrome with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2016 by saynsumthn

I have never, ever regretted that he was born with an extra chromosome. He’s exactly the way he is,” those are the words of the loving mother of a Down syndrome son who was recently featured in a Texas paper. Women who are told their preborn child has Down syndrome are often pressured into an abortion, something advocates of these precious people call a horrible and violent form of discrimination.

Shelley and COnnor Moore

Over the Christmas holiday, the Ft Worth Star Telegram did a feature on mother Shelley Moore which brought me to tears. The love that this 50 year-old single mother has for her 20 year-old son jumped off the pages as I read through the Telegram’s report. It was apparent that the reporter was also moved by the love between son Conner David Moore, who not only has Down syndrome but heart issues and autism and his mother and described it this way, “[Shelley] changes her son’s diaper, feeds him and talks to him in a loving language that only the two of them fully understand.

Connor is the love of my life,” Shelley told the paper. Connor has had four open heart surgeries and three pacemakers. Despite the fact that Connor requires 24 hour care, his mother calls him “such a joy to be around everyday.” The American Airlines flight attendant who also calls her son a “special little gift” said her job gives her the flexibility to spend lots of time with Connor.

    “Parenting a special-needs child is not an easy task. It takes every ounce of your being.

    “… What this precious boy gives to me is far beyond anything I could have dreamed of. For the most part, I have forfeited my social life to be Conner’s everything — simply because he is my everything. My only child, the circle of life ends here for us.”

Shelley told the paper that there is a lot of work involved in having a child like Connor. She gets up and goes to sleep on his schedule and refers to Connor as “God’s little angel.” The mother who said she did the story because she wanted, “to help other parents, single or not, to be encouraged about the job you have been given and the reward that comes with that job,” called the time she has had with Connor “borrowed time from God.” Connor faces some serious heart issues but Shelley said they have seen many “medical miracles.”

Shelley Moore said that she considers herself lucky to have her Down syndrome son Connor, “I have never, ever regretted that he was born with an extra chromosome. He’s exactly the way he is,” Moore told the Telegram reporter.

    “If I could wave a wand and make Conner different, I would not even consider it.”

    “This boy is beautiful. I see God in him every single day. How many parents have been this lucky?”

According to the Center for Disease Control ( CDC) Down syndrome remains the most common chromosomal condition diagnosed in the United States. Each year, about 6,000 babies born in the United States have Down syndrome. This means that Down syndrome occurs in about 1 out of every 700 babies.

A 2012 academic review of published literature on pregnancy termination following a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome in the United States found that between 60 and 90 percent of fetal Down syndrome diagnoses lead to abortion. As a result, pro-lifers in Ohio have pushed lawmakers to make it illegal for a doctor to perform an abortion if a woman is terminating her pregnancy to avoid having a baby with Down syndrome. The New York Times reports that in 2013, North Dakota made it illegal for a doctor to perform an abortion because of fetal genetic anomalies, including Down syndrome. Indiana and South Dakota considered similar laws in 2015. Missouri is set to consider such a law in 2016.

According to the public research group Charlotte Lozier Institute there are no requirements to track abortions as a result of a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome within the United States. Mark Bradford, president of the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation USA, named after the father of modern genetics, which researches Down syndrome, says that 2015 research also published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics claims the population of those living with Down syndrome has been reduced by 30% between 1974 and 2010 due to prenatal diagnosis and abortion. A new blood test, which can predict if a preborn child will have Down syndrome earlier in the pregnancy has led many to fear that preborn Downs babies will become even more vulnerable to being aborted.

Bradford points out that prenatal testing may result in babies who are not Downs being aborted as well. The 2012 study shows that 67% of those who choose to abort a child with Down syndrome in the U.S. are aborting an otherwise “wanted child” solely because of the result of a prenatal diagnosis, and because they fear what the future may bring. In addition, according to Bradford, research reports indicate that some women are using the early Downs blood tests to make the decision to end their pregnancy without having the result confirmed. Bradford called the targeting of Down syndrome children with abortion the most horrible and violent form of discrimination:

    “Whatever the statistical realities may be, the number of those who choose abortion after a prenatal diagnosis is far too high. It should be none. To paraphrase the recently deceased disabilities rights activist, Dr. Adrienne Asch, the only thing prenatal diagnosis can provide is a first impression of who a child will be. Making such a radical decision as to end the life of a child based upon a first impression is a most horrible and violent form of discrimination. It has no place in an American society that is committed to ending discrimination in any form and that has intensified that effort for persons with disabilities over the last 25 years since the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in July 1990.”

(Read the Ft Worth Star Telegram report here.)

IRS tax deduction to parents who kill child with abortion but not stillborn

Posted in IRS with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2015 by saynsumthn

Did you know that you can get a tax deduction for killing your own child?

H/T to my friend Ryan Bomberger over at The Radiance Foundation who tweeted this IRS list of items you can include in medical expense deductions which includes abortion:

IRS abortion deduction

The exemption is listed under the IRS Publication 502, subtitled, “What are medical expenses”

There is just one catch, according to Table 21-1. Medical and Dental Expenses Checklist the abortion must be a legal abortion.

Ironically enough, although you can claim abortion as a tax deduction, IRS Publication 501 forbids parents from claiming a stillborn child on their taxes for exemptions.

IRS STillborn Birth

So, in other words you can receive a tax deduction if you kill the child in the womb. But, if the child is stillborn – no deduction for you.

The abortion deduction has been on IRS Publication 502 since 1994.

However, the deduction dates all the way back to 1974 as this February 26th Lakeland Ledger IRS help column states:

1974 IRS Abortion deduction

Legal abortion deductible 1974

Strangely enough, it may date back even further.

“Former fetus” testifies life has value despite Docs suggestion for abortion

Posted in Late term abortion, Video with tags , , , , , , on March 23, 2015 by saynsumthn

Pro-life child raises thousands for “Blue Bus” saving babies outside Planned Parenthood

Posted in CPC, Mobile pregnancy center, Pro-life hero with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2015 by saynsumthn

We often hear about the sacrificial things that pro-life people do to help women seeking abortions to choose life.

Max

But one such inspiring story comes from a little boy in Houston.

Little Max found out that mommies were taking babies for abortions and he says that made him very sad.

So, Max decided there were things that he could so and he set his beliefs to action.

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So I started praying on the sidewalks of Planned Parenthood,” he said.

Max at 5 praying Planned Parenthood

Max outside PLanned Parenthood Houston

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Then Max says that he found out that he could do more.

Every year the Houston Coalition for life has a fundraiser for what he calls, “The big blue bus that helps moms choose life.”

Max Big Blue Bus

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The Big Blue Bus is Houston Coalition for Life’s mobile crisis pregnancy center.

According to the pro-life group, the Big Blue Bus was designed when the huge Planned Parenthood abortion facility was built in Houston and pro-life groups could not rent or build a standing facility nearby.

mobile-life-bus

Last year, Max decided to walk for life where he says he was able to raise almost $2000.00 to help moms choose life.

What a sweet inspiration young Max is!

“He lies” writes Child about Dad in essay – her reason why will bring you to tears

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2015 by saynsumthn

A charming MetLife commercial advertises the fact that a child is worth sacrificing for.

Dad lies little girl

A child’s future is worth every sacrifice,” reads message at the end of the commercial.

This is a very true statement for reasons other than financial reasons. As pro-lifers we realize that many parents sacrifice for their children even before they are born.

The MetLife commercial was created in the Hong Kong market and begins with a little girl reading a paper she wrote about her dad for an essay contest.

Essay Contest Dad lies

Daddy is the sweetest daddy in the world,” the paper begins.

Daddy is sweetest Dad lies vid

She hands the paper to her father who reads it as he walks her to school.

Daddy is the most handsome, the smartest,” the letter says.

She continues, “the most clever, the kindest, he is my superman.”

Dad lies her is my superman

Then….the letter takes a strange turn.

Daddy wants me to do well at school. Daddy is just great…but…he lies,” the little girl wrote in the paper.

Dad lies -

Stunned by this statement, the dad looks at the paper sternly.

Dad lies girl writes

He lies about having a job,” she writes.

He lies about having money. He lies, that he’s not tired.”

He lies that hes not hungry

He lies, that he’s not hungry.”

He lies that we have everything.”

He lies, about his happiness.”

He lies, because of me.”

He lies because of me 2

I do not know about you- but- tears are rolling down my cheeks. What a precious message about a father and daughter.

I love you daddy dad lies vid'

The look at the dad’s face as he finishes the letter and embraces his daughter is priceless:

Dad and daughter embrace

Watch here- grab a Kleenex:

Beautiful: woman sketches a child to pro-life song

Posted in Pro-Life with tags , , , , , on November 10, 2014 by saynsumthn

Woman sketches a beautiful picture of a child while singing a pro-life song Those With No Voice by Kalah Jansson.

Kalah Jansson

Sketch

Sketch 2

Sketch 3

The song says, “You can’t undo it once it’s done.” How true !!