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Capitol Hill Brief — A Worldwide Problem

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All week, we’ve been highlighting the heartbreaking news that close to 100 percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in Iceland are aborted.

But this tragedy is not just a problem for Iceland. It’s a worldwide issue, as the report acknowledges:

“Other countries aren’t lagging too far behind in Down syndrome termination rates. According to the most recent data available, the United States has an estimated termination rate for Down syndrome of 67 percent; in France it’s 77 percent; and Denmark, 98 percent.”

Have you ever had the privilege of looking into the beautiful eyes of a child with Down syndrome?

We must repent of this.


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Capitol Hill Brief — Aborted Under Suspicion of Down Syndrome

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Listen to this. The CBS News report we’ve been highlighting this week — which lauded the fact that Iceland was close to eradicating Down syndrome by aborting most babies that could potentially have it, acknowledge that “Many people born with Down syndrome can live full and healthy lives …” and that “The screening test is only 85 percent accurate …”

Just think of it. That means 15% of the babies aborted because they might have had Down syndrome, were completely healthy. They are aborted on the mere suspicion of Down syndrome.

Still, close to 100 percent of women who test positive abort their children. This is simply heartbreaking. All life is precious.


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Capitol Hill Brief — Parental Screening Tests

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CBS News recently lauded Iceland for being close to eradicating Down syndrome.  Only the truth is they are “eradicating it” by aborting Down syndrome babies!

Here is how the news story started:

“With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.”

Yes, they celebrate that the rise in prenatal screening gives the opportunity to parents to do what apparently — in their minds — obviously the right thing: which is abort these beautiful children.

How have we fallen so low as human beings to disregard the disabled’s right to life?


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Capitol Hill Brief — CBS News’ Warped View of Life

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My heart broke as I read a despicable CBS News clip last week, highlighting (almost cheering) that Iceland is “close to eradicating Down syndrome.”

You and I would cheer too, had they found a cure.

But the total opposite is true. Iceland is not eradicating Down syndrome, as the horrid report says; they’re exterminating Down syndrome babies through abortion!

This report exposes the shocking view and utilitarian philosophy towards people with disabilities in this country.

We can do better, and the church must stand up for the least of these. Please join Concerned Women for America to pray against this warped mindset.


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Capitol Hill Brief — Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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All week I have been warning you about the dangers of socialized medicine with its devaluing of human life.  We saw it firsthand in the case of baby Charlie Gard and his parents, who were prevented from doing everything in their power to save their son’s life.

It would have been futile in the eyes of the government to spend more money in caring for baby Charlie.  But the government was wrong.

Every human life has intrinsic value as created in the image of God. All, including the sick and disabled, are worthy of the chance to live.  This was the vision of America’s Founders: “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Let us live up to that vision.


The Bible tells us that all life is precious, but government overreach threatens the very foundations of this belief. For a free resource on the dangers of socialized medicine, visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Capitol Hill Brief — On to Socialized Medicine?

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Friends, I told you yesterday about the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB.  This is a group made up of 15 bureaucrats that will get to make decisions about the care needed by some of the sickest and highest-risk patients in our families.

As then-President Obama envisioned it, it would even expand to the private market and lead us ultimately to socialized medicine.

The recent case of Charlie Gard in the UK, shows us the disaster that such a development would be. Health care choices should be made by individuals in consultation with their doctors and their families, not imposed by government.

We must make our voices heard against a system that takes such a crude approach to the value of life.


The Bible tells us that all life is precious, but government overreach threatens the very foundations of this belief. For a free resource on the dangers of socialized medicine, visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Capitol Hill Brief — IPAB?

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In the U.S., we still have the relative freedom to pursue alternative treatments and research cures, unlike the case of Charlie Gard that we have been talking about this week.

But we are in danger of falling down the path of socialized medicine in a very tangible way.

Have you ever heard of ObamaCare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board?  IPAB, as it is known, was modeled after the British system that just gave us the sad case of little Charlie Gard.

IPAB cannot technically “ration” care, but it can control prices. It can choose to drive Medicare payments for any service so low that it no longer becomes possible for doctors to offer it to their patients.

We must repeal IPAB, now!


The Bible tells us that all life is precious, but government overreach threatens the very foundations of this belief. For a free resource on the dangers of socialized medicine, visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Capitol Hill Brief — Blue Slips

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One of the biggest reasons for Trumps surprising victory was his commitment to appointing constitutional judges.  President Trump has done as promised, but Democrats are vowing to stop him.

But how can they do that, you may ask, when Republicans have the majority in the Senate?

Well, some leftists are advocating for the misuse of what is known as “blue slips” to block the process of confirmation. “Blue slips” are a sort of sign-off that a home state senator of a nominee have been traditionally allowed to have.  A nomination is usually held off until both home state senators return their “blue slips.”

This sort of abuse of traditional rules reminds us why we must remain engaged in this fight.


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Capitol Hill Brief — Pro-Life Judges Not Allowed

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Just to give you an idea of the type of judges President Trump is appointing and the objections by the left, here’s why Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, objected to the appointment of Judge John Bush to the 6th Circuit.

Blumenthal objected to Judge Bush writing in an op-ed that, “The two greatest tragedies in our country — slavery and abortion — relied on similar reasoning and activist judges on the Supreme Court.”

Yes, for leftists, no pro-life person could ever serve in public office, and so Judge Bush must be opposed.  Not only that, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat from Rhode Island, called Judge Bush a “freak.”

Friends, we must support the president and the Senate against such tripe.


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Capitol Hill Brief — The Left Vows to Fight

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The left depends on judges legislating from the bench to advance their causes. Because when the issues are left to the American people, they usually lose.

That is why President Trump’s appointment of constitutional judges, who refuse to legislate from the bench and distort the law to bring about so-called progress, is a great threat to their agenda.

Daniel Goldberg, legal director of the leftist Alliance for Justice, said Trump’s appointments are “disturbing,” vowing to fight against them.

And Sasha Buchert, a staff attorney for Lambda Legal, says, they are “confident [their] work will … result in some of these dangerous nominees going down.”

That’s why we must support President Trump and the Senate in the appointment of judges.


Our elected officials must ensure that Biblical values remain protected in America. Please visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today, and sign our open letter to President Trump to let him know you support Judeo-Christian values. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.