Roe vs. Wade... Impacting Disability

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 30, 2013
  • Joni's Posts, Video Archives

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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Joni, You are such an inspiration! Please keep speaking up for the disabled, people will listen to you!
  • Jan. 30, 2013
  • 11:03 a.m.
  • len
Thank you so much Joni for speaking out for even the ones that have no voice. Our oldest son is 23 and mentally & physically challenged. He is non-verbal for the most part and you are speaking for him. I think about what if he had come to another family-he might not be here today. So again, Thank you for being obedient to the Father on behalf of these precious lives!!
  • Jan. 30, 2013
  • 11:03 a.m.
  • Beth Woodard
Joni, you are such an encouragement and a warrior for the Lord. I read your book years ago and was deeply moved. I pray that I may be a voice for those who are weak or old or sick or vulnerable. Lord, protect those precious lives.
  • Jan. 30, 2013
  • 11:03 a.m.
  • Rachel
Joni, you are an amazingly inspiring and strong woman. Not just mentally and physically but also spiritually. Thank you so much for these words you shared regarding Roe vs. Wade. ALL life is precious and a gift from God.
  • Jan. 30, 2013
  • 10:59 a.m.
  • Karin Van Dalen
thank you joni for putting this so well. i recently wrote a post about this roe v. wade anniversary but will put up a link to add your comments which add more depth to mine. your words have been so helpful to me over the years as i, a nurse, have learned to stretch in my pro-life beliefs. the thinking is so insidious to us at least i was easily sucked in. and i know i was more biblically literate than many. thanks so much for being clear and biblical. very helpful.
  • Jan. 30, 2013
  • 10:53 a.m.
  • martha brady
Joni - Thank you for your words, your testimony has inspired me over the years and continues to. I will pass along your words of wisdom. We the people need to know and understand the truth of the laws our supreme court has passed. God bless you and the ministries you stand with.
  • Jan. 30, 2013
  • 10:46 a.m.
  • Jodi Miller
Thank you, Joni. God bless you!
  • Jan. 30, 2013
  • 10:39 a.m.
  • Terry
Joni, thank you for your clear and truthful presentation of this. I work at a pregnancy resource center and see many people who do not know their worth in God's eyes, disabled or not. We are all disabled by our sin until we come to know the Savior. Thank you so much for perseverance despite pain and difficulties. You are gifted. I suffered a neck injury about 10 years ago and lost the use of one hand. I finally understood how people in extreme pain could wish for death. Thank God He brought me through it and, after surgery, I am fully recovered, a Grandma and a servant of the Living God! Bless you and the ministry. Love in Him, Barbara
  • Jan. 30, 2013
  • 10:31 a.m.
  • Barbara Marsh
Thank you for this important message, AND thank you for using the 1984 NIV Bible, instead of the "politically correct" newer version!
  • Jan. 30, 2013
  • 10:24 a.m.
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