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Does God Wish Adam Lanza Had Never Been Born?


Mar 14 2014
After his father’s recent remarks, Christians are challenged to remember the value of every life.
Does God Wish Adam Lanza Had Never Been Born?
Western Connecticut State University /Handout via Reuters

We all watched the news in horror on December 14, 2012 as details emerged about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. The man who unleashed his fury on innocent schoolchildren and the people who taught and protected them was soon identified as 20-year-old ...

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the Politics of Down Syndrome


Jan 29 2014
Both the right and the left have more to learn.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the Politics of Down Syndrome
Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers's response to the president's State of the Union address last night drew attention to her family, and specifically to her oldest son Cole, who has Down syndrome. Her speech implied her personal and political support for children with Down ...

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When Abortion Hits Home


Nov 19 2013
As more women open up, we’re faced with the heartbreaking realization that abortion affects us all.
When Abortion Hits Home
Julien Haler / Flickr

Feminist author and blogger Jessica Valenti, known for (among other things) advocating free abortions on demand and without apology, recently wrote an apology for her own abortion. Yet, she couldn't even use the word. Instead, Valenti's essay poignantly describes ...

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A Time to Die


Oct 14 2013
Americans have forgotten the art of dying.
A Time to Die
Chris Marchant / Flickr

There was a time when I hoped—and even prayed—that my friend's death would come very soon.

That's a statement easily misconstrued, the kind that validates the cliché that "context is everything," which itself affirms the ancient wisdom ...

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The Miscarriage Secret


Oct 4 2013
I barely knew anyone who'd had a miscarriage... until I experienced my own.
The Miscarriage Secret
Sara Bjork / Flickr

I've been carrying a secret. It is a heavy, invisible secret that moves drunkenly around my mind. It's a secret that is hard to talk about with anybody but my husband. It's a secret that has become the conversation of my prayers.

...

And as soon as somebody ...

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The Overlooked Ethics of Reproduction


Sep 6 2013
Why don't Christians see IVF and surrogacy as moral issues?
The Overlooked Ethics of Reproduction
Tatiana Vdb / Flickr

A recent Pew Research study found Americans largely do not see in vitro fertilization as a moral issue. Adults across religious traditions, including evangelicals, are more likely to say IVF "is not a moral issue" than they are to take a position for or against ...

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Chains of Injustice


Jul 31 2013
The heartbreaking reality for female inmates in the U.S.
Chains of Injustice
Darren Mower / iStock

It sounds like the kind of thing that happened to slaves hundreds of years ago—or to people in countries lacking the sorts of liberties we Americans take pride in. It certainly doesn't sound like something that could have happened in the past decade in these United ...

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Saving Chimps, Serving God


Jul 23 2013
Is animal welfare (finally) returning to the Christian conscience?
Saving Chimps, Serving God
Afrika Force / Flickr

Christians, more than anyone else, should be uneasy with animal suffering; yet, many view animal welfare as a secular humanist concern, leaving it to others to lead the charge to care for God's creatures.

Amid the perplexing dearth of Christian influence in the area ...

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A Real Happily-Ever-After for Babies With Down Syndrome


Jul 17 2013
Abortion, adoption, and yet again, ignorance over special needs.
A Real Happily-Ever-After for Babies With Down Syndrome
Marco Raaphorst / Flickr

Last week, the news came out about a pregnant woman in Maryland who discovered through prenatal testing that her fetus had Down syndrome. She planned to abort—the same choice made by at least 3 in 4 women who receive this diagnosis—until a local priest intervened, ...

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Are Birth Defects Really Part of God's Plan?


Jul 12 2013
After the death of my twins, I had to rethink what it means to be fearfully and wonderfully made.
Are Birth Defects Really Part of God's Plan?
Courtesy of Heather King

"Your baby has hydrocephalus, a possible chromosome disorder, and what appears to be a cleft lip. We don't know what his odds for survival are."

When my friend Jen Gibson heard those words back in April of last year, her heart dropped. She and her husband ...

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