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It’s Down Syndrome Day, but for how long?

March 22nd, 2014 Comments off
We interview a doctor with a passion to serve people with Down – even before they are born.

Brian Skotko and Carolyn Moynihan

On World Down Syndrome Day (March 21) whom better to tune into than Brian Skotko, an American geneticist and paediatrician who has dedicated his professional career to service of people with Down and their families? Those people include his own younger sister, Kristin, of whom he said in a recent interview with Science magazine: Read more…

USA’s childless women

January 28th, 2014 Comments off
U.S. women are not having as many children because they put off child-bearing until it was too late? Is this you? Are you disappointed? Do you need healing? Is this someone you know? Do you want to learn how you can help people like this? Come to the “Healing the 21st Century Family” conference on Feb. 15 in San Diego. Click here for more information.

The story of changing fertility and demographic structures is continuing to gain media attention in the US. The Pew Research centre has crunched the numbers from a recent UN report, the World Fertility Report 2012.    Read more…

Chief medical officer warns British women

January 24th, 2014 Comments off

This article details the “heart-broken career woman”: of the groups we are ministering to at our “Healing the 21st Century Family” conference/retreat in San Diego on Feb. 15!

by Shannon Roberts

The British government’s chief medical officer has recently warned women that they may remain childless if they leave having children too late, once again stirring the debate about the rising age of mothers.  It is a sign of the times that her realistic and purely scientific observation caused outrage among many women.  ’How dare she tell us that we should be having children?’ was the reaction of many.  Have we really become that disconnected from the facts of life and raising a family? Read more…

More governments are worried about fertility rates

January 18th, 2014 Comments off

by Shannon Roberts

A recent United Nations fertility report collates some interesting statistics about the fertility of the world as a whole.  Put simply, – and no surprises here – it finds that the developed world is not reproducing at the rate necessary to ensure the replacement of generations.   Read more…

Why the baby kidnapper shouldn’t die

January 15th, 2014 Comments off

by Anne Roback Morse

An obstetrician in the Shaanxi province of China was sentenced to death for child trafficking this week. The 55 year old woman repeatedly told her patients that their new born infant was either deformed or sick. She persuaded the new parents to give up their children for adoption. Instead of adoption, however, the infants were sold to human traffickers for profit.  Doctor Zhang Shuxia pleaded guilty to selling seven children, but she remains the prime suspect in over 20 cases of missing children in the province. Five other employees at the hospital were arrested as accomplices. This recent case of Doctor Shuxia is a result of the two great disasters caused by China’s birth control policy: the moral and the demographic. Read more…

South Korean women say no to babies

November 13th, 2013 Comments off

by Shannon Roberts

Despite enticing incentives from the government, South Korean women struggle with the choice to leave their careers to raise children.  The modern South Korean woman is ambitious.  She has worked hard for her career and is hesitant to give it up.  Although it is probably what her mother did as her sole occupation, for some being at home now seems mundane in comparison to the many goals and promises that a career provides. Read more…

Profound wonder is the way to welcome babies with fatal conditions

October 30th, 2013 Comments off
Twenty reasons to think twice about aborting a baby with anencephaly

A woman who is carrying twin girls with a fatal foetal abnormality has appealed to the Northern Ireland Minister for Health Edwin Poots to allow her have an abortion in Northern Ireland.

The woman, known as Laura, who is almost 22 weeks pregnant, said she was very recently informed that her babies have anencephaly and had no chance of survival. She is now arranging to travel to England for an abortion. Read more…

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Fecundophobia! Why you should quit worrying and have babies

October 30th, 2013 Comments off

by Kristen Hatten

October 24, 2013 (LiveActionNews) – A fabulous piece of writing from The Federalist recently hit home with me. “Fecundophobia: The Growing Fear of Children and Fertile Women” is more than the title of the article; it’s also the theme of the first 20-something years of my life.

I am here to tell you that fecundophobia is pervasive. I have witnessed and participated in it for most of my life. Read more…

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We’ll take your children while you make some more

September 24th, 2013 Comments off

by Marcus Roberts

Denmark has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world.  In the last few years its Total Fertility Rate has been tracking downwards from 1.892 children per woman in 2008 to 1.7332 in 2012.  It now is the 185th most fertile nation in the world (out of 221 countries) and this year is due to see the lowest birth rate in the country since 1988.  In short, the Danes for some reason have a problem making babies. The problem has got so bad that we reported earlier this year on calls for a parliamentary working group to look at the problem. Obviously they need some help, poor people. Read more…

The dubious ethics of creating children with three genetic parents

July 25th, 2013 Comments off

by Margaret Somerville

Violating an international consensus, the British government has authorized scientists to tinker with the human genome.

The United Kingdom Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has been in the news for giving the go-ahead to creating three-genetic-parent human embryos. Read more…

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