Abortion poll’s misleading questions add to misinformation on profound disabilities

THIS WEEK, A new poll published by the Irish Times found most Irish people favoured legalising abortion where an unborn child would “not be born alive”. Abortion campaigners seized on the poll results to call for Ireland’s abortion laws to be extended to unborn babies who are often described as ‘incompatible with life’. But the […]

My sister Hannah has Down Syndrome. She can change the world

My sister Hannah is beautiful inside and out. She inspires me every day. As is typical for children with Down Syndrome these days, she is going to school and living her life, and I know she has a bright future. Richard Dawkins has never met my sister. If he had maybe he wouldn’t have said […]

First we killed our unborn children. Now we’re killing our own parents.

In a culture that elevates transient pleasure as a “value,” while reducing “value” itself to a subjective and utilitarian status, I suppose it should not be surprising that the worth of human beings is now constantly in question. We once lived in a culture that drafted laws to protect “dependents”: the very young, the very […]

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