Why I’ll Never #StandWithWendy

July 11, 2013

It’s no secret that I’m pro-life. I’ve blogged about it before, but just to clarify: I believe that life begins at conception, and I believe abortion is morally wrong in all instances, even in the oft-cited exceptional cases of rape, incest, and the health of the mother. Rarely, if ever, is a mother’s life in […]

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A Triad of Evil…Delivered On My iPad

May 14, 2013

On Monday, a verdict was reached in the case of Kermit Gosnell: guilty of the murder of three babies, guilty of involuntary manslaughter  in the overdose death of a female patient, and guilty of a host of other lesser charges. Did you read the grand jury report? I tried but had a difficult time with […]

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Boston, The Other, and Less Than

April 18, 2013

The photo above is one of many taken in the moments following the two bomb blasts that rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday. Although we all know that the people in the photos are real individuals with families and friends, it’s hard to wrap your head and heart around them, especially before you know their […]

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Parenthood, You Broke My Heart

January 22, 2013

Monday was a holiday, both for Mr. Andi the kids. He opted to take Nathan fishing (a story in itself – be looking for a guest post from Mr. Andi later this week) while Sarah Kate and I stayed home. After the mad rush of the holidays and marathon weekend, I thought I’d spend the […]

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What I Don’t Understand: Abortion and IVF

July 17, 2012

Yesterday, as Nathan’s viral photo approached 40,000 shares, I came across two similar news stories in the UK’s Daily Mail and Telegraph. The two stories were about the high rate of termination of babies conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) who were diagnosed in utero with Down syndrome. My first thought was, “Well, that’s no […]

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International Down Syndrome Coalition for Life: Common Ground and REAL Choice

June 28, 2012

Picture for a moment a young, unwed woman from a poor family who finds out she is pregnant. Her resources are limited, and the father of her baby has abandoned her. She has the support of her family and friends, but they are also poor. Despite the difficulties she knows she will face, this young […]

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A Tale of Two Babies: Part One of a Two-Part Series on Prenatal Testing

June 13, 2012

On Monday, I learned that a friend of a friend gave birth this week to a girl – a baby with Down syndrome (I’ll call her “C”); the family didn’t know about the extra chromosome in advance. A few years ago, I would probably have thought, “Oh, that’s too bad. I’ll pray for them.” Instead, […]

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I Can’t Be Silent

January 24, 2011

If you are a regular reader, friend, or family member, you already know where I stand on prenatal testing.  If you’re new to my blog, you can read my other posts on the subject here.  Once you know where I stand on prenatal testing, then it’s not a big leap to figure out where I […]

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