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Weeding out the unfit

The mentality that drives abortion is not “choice” or “privacy.” It is control.

Abortion survives on the philosophy of might makes right and the idea that the powerful can control the fate of the weak.

In her book Woman and the New Race, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger wrote that birth control “is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives.”

This elitist view strips away the dignity of the human person, especially those deemed as “unfit” or a “defective.” This mentality sheds light on a growing trend, as today is World Down Syndrome Day.

The sad truth is that people with Down syndrome are disappearing.

With the advent of fetal testing, a diagnosis of Down syndrome has become a death sentence, as the parents of these children are often told the best course of action is abortion – an action they take an estimated 92 percent of the time.

A recent report in Iceland says that country’s figure is closer to 100 percent.

These stats say the worst about our society.

The reality is that those labeled as “unfit” can teach us more about God’s love and our own humanity that many others can. Children with disabilities can take more work, time and sacrifice — but they are not a burden. This is seen in the joy of children with disabilities and their parents.

We discuss their courage and share the devastating impact abortion has on those with disabilities in this podcast episode.

It is very moving to see children with disabilities praying at a 40 Days for Life vigil, and it happens often.

There is usually a story behind their presence at the abortion facility, because many parents are pressured to abort. When they chose life, that child becomes a witness to God’s unconditional love.

I have an exciting update about one of my favorite all-time 40 Days for Life stories involving a child with disabilities that I can’t wait to tell you about – but I can’t reveal it just yet! But it’s coming soon.

In the meantime, here are a couple of stories about faithful parents who decided it was better to trust God than to trust the experts.

From 40 Days for Life Newsletter

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