In this feature story on The Good News Network, a little boy born with a cleft lip finds a puppy with whom he shares something in common.
Who says a "disability" has to isolate or degrade you?
At 2 years old, already with multiple surgeries under is belt for his cleft palate, Bentley had begun to show signs of feeling isolated and apart. But rather than a disability, his challenge turned out to be the basis for an ability to find friendship when his dad discovered the puppy in the shelter born the same way.
When our society says a child is better off dead...
When our culture says a woman is better off with a dead child...
We don't have a woman or a child to fix:
We have a society, an attitude, and a culture to fix.
This story is a fantastic reminder that children with challenges and vulnerabilities aren't a problem, and don't need to be fixed. (In fact, what life doesn't have them to some degree?)
Puppies, common ground, and love are a much better response.
When you say, "incompatible with life," is this who you mean?
Baby Hope was diagnosed with what doctors said was a fatal brain abnormality. So they told her mom to end the life of Baby Hope.
But since when does our society promote killing as a treatment for disability?
She is alive and thriving today, proving the doctors wrong. This is the face of "incompatible with life." And this is what "ROE" Act supporters call "abortion access."
The "ROE" Act would make taking Hope's life legal.
Call the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Judiciary Committee today.
Ask them to shelve the "ROE" Act, and protect Hope.
Chair Claire Cronin
Vice Chair Michael Day
For more information on the "ROE" Act, and a call script, click here.