Let love shine through: what we can learn from #WorldWithoutDowns

In Sally Phillip’s profoundly moving and often joyous documentary, ‘A World Without Down Syndrome’, there is an especially poignant scene with Halldóra Jónsdóttir,  a beautiful and accomplished young woman living with Down Syndrome in Iceland. Halldóra had written an article defending her right to life – justifying her very existence – because children with Down Syndrome […]

SAFE HAVEN: Give this new life a future

On Wednesday, 25th. November 2015, various media outlets carried news of the discovery of a new-born baby in the manger of the Christmas crib in the Holy Child Jesus Catholic church in New York city[1]. Under New York state law, a parent may abandon a newborn anonymously at certain designated safe locations, such as a […]

Obscenity of Minister for Children calling for abortion

In the past week we’ve seen the Minister for Children, James Reilly, call for the liberalisation of Ireland’s abortion laws. In particular, the Fine Gael Minister proposed that abortion should be legalised for children who have a severe disability. There is something profoundly messed-up about this scenario. That a Minister whose designated role is primarily […]

When the term “incompatible with life” becomes a death sentence

Abortion advocates use this horrific term in their effort to justify killing gravely ill babies in the womb. Late abortion is necessary (even vital) in cases where babies are diagnosed prenatally with life-limiting conditions such an anencephaly and Trisomy 18 — so goes the preferred argument of abortion advocates. Such diagnoses are often not possible […]

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 […]

Family Court judge orders forced abortion

This story is truly disturbing. According to the Huffington Post UK: “A ‘very damaged’ 13-year-old girl was ordered to have an abortion by Britain’s most senior family judge, it has been revealed. The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was impregnated by a 14-year-old boy and initially wanted to keep her baby.” That’s […]

Millennials: The Hopeful Generation

If you know me, you know that I say, “God is good!” all the time. That’s my constant prayer in life, and saying it (and thinking it) keeps me focused on the truth that God is always good. Recently, I’ve had a few people remark – good and bad – about my infamous saying, “God […]

On Trying To Convince A Girl To Get An Abortion

When a colleague sent me an article titled How To Convince A Girl To Get An Abortion, I was pretty sure it was satire. I mean, abortion activists have been increasingly less apologetic about their penchant for feticide, academics have been kowtowing to the idea of “forced fatherhood,” and “abortion contracts” may become “a thing,” […]