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Strong Comments About Down Syndrome’s Disappearance in Iceland

A new report from CBS News explaining how Iceland aborts 100 percent of babies who are diagnosed prenatally with Down Syndrome sparked debate on social media. When CBS News tweeted, “Iceland is on pace to virtually eliminate Down Syndrome through abortion,” pro-life actress Patricia Heaton tweeted a correction, “Iceland isn’t actually eliminating Down Syndrome. They’re just killing everybody that has it. Big difference.”

Many others have since taken to social media and the web to condemn Iceland’s practice, including President and CEO of Concerned Women for America, Penny Nance, who said, “Iceland sounds like they are proud of the fact that they’ve killed nearly all unborn babies that had an in-utero diagnosis of Down syndrome. This is not a medical advancement. This is eugenics and barbarianism at best. These individuals have no less worth than anyone else.”

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Saving Babies One Vitamin at a Time

Scientists in Australia have recently discovered that correcting a deficiency in vitamin B3, niacin, in pregnant women could greatly reduce miscarriages and also prevent major birth defects of the heart, spine, and liver and cleft palates. The research was conducted on mice and still needs to be confirmed in human trials, but it could forever impact what doctors prescribe for pregnant women in the future and could save many lives.

“We believe that this breakthrough will be one of our country’s greatest ever medical discoveries. It’s extremely rare to discover the problem and provide a preventive solution at the same time. It’s actually a double breakthrough,” said executive director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, professor Robert Graham.

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London City Planning Contingent on LGBT Bar

Approval of a planned office complex and luxury apartments in the Tower Hamlets section of London, England, is contingent on revamping a bar to serve LGBT patrons for the next 12 years —and the mayor’s office will send an inspector to make sure it is “gay enough.”

Though this sounds like a story from the satirical Babylon Bee, this is no joke; the Brits are actually taking this very seriously. This is the first time that the sexual orientation of a venue’s customers has been included as a condition of planning approval. Apparently, in the past 10 years, London has lost 58 percent of its LGBT venues, and trying to open more LGBT-friendly venues is the city’s way of ensuring “diversity” and a growing economy.

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Charlie Gard’s Parents Have New Fight With UK Hospital

On Monday, Charlie Gard’s parents decided to stop their legal battle for experimental treatment for their son after tests showed that Charlie’s muscles had atrophied and the treatment would likely not work. Some are reporting that had the court not taken so long to decide the child’s fate, Charlie might have had a chance for a healthy life.

But now, with the family staring down impending death, there is a new fight between the parents and Great Ormond Hospital in London—the hospital won’t allow Charlie’s parents to bring their baby home to die.

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Scottish Anglican Church Hosts First Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ This Summer

The Anglican church in Scotland is scheduled to conduct its first same-sex “wedding” this summer, even though most Anglicans worldwide are against it. St. Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow, Scotland, will be the first church in the U.K. to host a same-sex “wedding.”

While the Scottish Episcopal general synod approves of same-sex “marriage,” the Anglican church at large still holds a biblical view of marriage. In a 2016 statement reprimanding the U.S. Anglican church for accepting same-sex “marriage,” Anglican leadership meeting in Canterbury said, “The traditional doctrine of the church in view of the teaching of Scripture upholds marriage as between a man and a woman in faithful, lifelong union.”

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