A new saint in Heaven…….. pray for us, Charlie Gard!
Thank you Sally Phillips. What a wonderful documentary (http://bbc.in/2cTj02D). Profound; moving; informative; important.
Now Sally Phillips has put the issue of cfDNA screening and unbalanced information being provided to parents with Down’s syndrome diagnosis on the national agenda, it’s time for action that puts this firmly on the political agenda.
1/ If you haven’t already, visit our website (www.dontscreenusout.org) and take 2 minutes using our ’email your MP’ function to ask your MP to take action on this issue.
2/ Let your friends and family know about the documentary (http://bbc.in/2cTj02D), this issue and encourage them to write to their MPs.
3/ Visit your MP in person and ask them to take action on the issue. Make sure to go in prepared with some key points (check out our campaign briefing here:http://dontscreenusout.org/campaign-briefing/). For details on how to go about visiting your MP, see here: http://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/contact-your-mp/
4/ Come to our event at Parliament next Tuesday evening and ask your MP to come along too. We will have full information on our event here on Facebook tomorrow.
“This is the 10th All Ireland Rally for life and this year it is in Belfast City Centre. Summer 2016, the most important date on the pro-life calendar is 2nd July. That’s when we hope you join with thousands of others to speak up for the right to life. Meet us at Custom House Square, Belfast @ 2pm on Saturday, 2nd July 2016.
Powerful pro-abortion campaigners in Ireland, the UK, European Union and United Nations are attacking our pro-life laws. That’s why it’s so important we show our opposition to abortion and to stay strong for life. On 2nd July 2016 lets do that!”
There’s a good chance you’ve seen advertisements for a new movie that will be released next week. Imploring moviegoers to “live boldly,” “Me Before You” is a drama that is being billed as the next great romance.
In reality, it’s nothing more than a snuff film furthering the message that people are better dead than disabled. Based on a novel by British novelist Jojo Moyes, the plotline is being slammed by disability advocates who are calling for people to boycott the film…….
…….. The disability community has refused to be silent, though. People have begun pushing back against the idea that it’s better for a man in a wheelchair to die than to live as a burden on those around him — and not only that, but that through his death, the life of his lover is improved.
One video asked if we would accept the same premise, but based on sex or race instead of disability, where a black man or a woman killed themselves because they felt their life had no meaning, and this decision was lauded.
The reviewer rightly noted that we would not tolerate a film or novel with this plot line; but somehow, it’s acceptable because the subject matter is people with disabilities, whose lives are seen as pitiable, meaningless, and without dignity. It’s even more angering considering the film is continually using the hashtag #LiveBoldly to promote it, when the disabled character chooses not to live at all.
Read the entire article at Live Action News