Saturday, July 05, 2008

Automatic Down's testing - and murder - of Scottish babies


From SPUC: Prenatal testing for Down's syndrome is to be offered to all pregnantwomen in Scotland. First-trimester nuchal translucency scans and bloodtests will be universally available in three years' time. Down's SyndromeScotland, said: "We do not believe that a diagnosis of Down's Syndromeshould be an automatic reason for a termination." SPUC Scotland was quotedas saying: "The fact is by constantly suggesting pregnant women should betested in this way we create a fear of disabilities such as Down's."[Scotland on Sunday, 29 June] An ultrasound scan at seven weeks' gestationwas misinterpreted to suggest that an unborn baby had died. Leona-LeeGray's mother declined offers of interventions to remove the child, whohas since been born in north-east England. [Mirror, 28 June]

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen