Roe vs. Wade... Impacting Disability

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 30, 2013
  • 89 Comments
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Forty years ago when the US Supreme Court legalized abortion, people assumed it was only a private matter for women alone. But not so. The Roe vs. Wade decision has had a devastating impact on Americans with disabilities. To explain this, I recorded a video for the Americans United for Life Legal Conference recently held at the National Press Club in Washington DC. Take a moment and watch this video which details how dismantling the rights of an unborn child has impacted newborns with disabilities, people in comas, the uninsured, and the elderly – then please, share it with your Facebook friends!

 

 
 

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Dear Joni, Thank you so much for standing up for the weaker ones among us. It breaks my heart to see the calloused attitude of so many people, and particularly doctors towards anything weak and "useless." This attitude dates back to Charles Darwin, and the following eugenicists, like Susan B. Anthony, and atheist, who believed that imperfect and poor people should be sterilized. Hitler was inspired by her, as is the modern abortion movement. I think as a society, we have lost sight of Job's very wise words, when he said that the words of one grieving belong to the wind. While we may be depressed from time to time due to illness or other trouble, and be angry and pray to die - God knows those words belong to the wind, and that around the corner things may look up. But somehow as a society, we have lost track of the reality that, "While weeping may endure for a night, joy comes in the morning."
  • April 4, 2013
  • 2:42 p.m.
  • Petra
Thank you Joni!!! You are an awesome soul!!! God bless you now and always!!!
  • Feb. 25, 2013
  • 8:10 p.m.
  • Kare Ive
Joni, you are such an inspiration to me.. I remember reading your book so many years ago, and you continue to be such a leader and voice for others. THanks so much!! May God bless you....
  • Feb. 25, 2013
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • lynne miller
Dear Joni, Thank You for this vedio. It sure is right to the point. I didn't know these other pionts that would effect anyone with a disability.. I was born with C P and have 33 surgerys on this 62year old body. Please take care and God Bless & Love to a sister in service for aaaajesus Christ & others. Sincerly Mona Lisa Buck
  • Feb. 24, 2013
  • 1:56 p.m.
  • Mona Lisa Buck
THANK YOU jONI AND FRIENDS FOR ALL YOU DO I HAVE FAMILY FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES THAT THIS ABORTION LAW AND THE OTHER THINGS THAT GO ON BECAUSE THE GOV. DOES'S CARE ABOUT US. I AM 75 AND THEY TOLD SOMEONE TO DAY THEY WOULDN'T TAKE CARE OF THEIR HEART MED'S ANYMORE THEY ARE TOO OLD! PLEASE PRAY
  • Feb. 23, 2013
  • 9:31 p.m.
  • Phyllis Branch
Thank you for speaking out for those who can't. I will put this on my Face Book page.
  • Feb. 23, 2013
  • 12:04 p.m.
  • Alana
Joni, well said!! I agree with you views on this. You are such a strong woman of God, no one better than to lead this cause. Also I was unaware of your battle with breast cancer, will keep you in my prayers.
  • Feb. 23, 2013
  • 5:42 a.m.
  • Connie
Wow! As a disabled middle aged adult woman with slight spastic cerebral palsy, this puts my life, and my wheelchair bound elderly mother's life in a unique perspective. This puts this hotly debated topic in perspective for me. As was stated in the video, the Roe vs. Wade decision does indeed have an ever expanding influence on how we view the poor and weakest, definitely on a downward slippery slope...
  • Feb. 23, 2013
  • 5:40 a.m.
  • Linda Ahrens
Listen to her words. Hear the truth. Abortion is so much more then just a woman's choice. Life is precious, all life. I am an American with a disability.
  • Feb. 23, 2013
  • 1:49 a.m.
  • Marsha Ronquist
Joni, thank you for standing up for those who cannot defend themselves. Who should know better than you about difficult times in life. God has used you in areas such as this, that makes us all appreciate & cherish life in every situation. May God continue to Bless You.
  • Feb. 23, 2013
  • 12:06 a.m.
  • Dorothy Williams
 
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