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Parents Told Five Times to Abort Boy with ‘no brain’ – Now He’s a Thriving 4-year-old*

Parents Told Five Times to Abort Boy with ‘no brain’ – Now He’s a Thriving 4-year-old*

Noah and mother Shelly Wall

Noah and mother Shelly Wall

Noah and mother Shelly Wall

By Fr. Mark Hodges

Shelly Wall received the news that no pregnant woman should hear: Her baby would not survive.

Doctors told Shelly that the baby inside her — a boy — not only had Spina bifida but also had developed a rare complication of the defect. Hydrocephalus caused his skull to fill with fluid, stopping his brain from growing.

Physicians told Shelly and husband Rob that the baby would not live and urged them to abort him. They refused. Experts told the Walls that even if their baby survived birth, he would die soon after. They still would not consider aborting him. Surgeons told Shelly that even if he lived, he would be severely physically and mentally handicapped.

Noah's brain scans at birth (left) and age 3

Noah’s brain scans at birth (left) and age 3

Noah’s brain scans at birth (left) and age 3.

The couple, who already had a teenage daughter, was advised by professionals five times to abort their child. Each time they refused.

But the Walls did follow their doctor’s advice and plan for the worst while praying for the best. Shelly and Rob planned their little boy’s funeral before he was even born.

“I’d never seen a baby’s coffin before,” Shelly said.

The Hydrocephalus prognosis was, tragically, correct. When tiny Noah was born, he had less than two percent of a brain.

Little Noah was rushed into emergency surgery immediately after birth to close the opening at the bottom of his spine and to drain fluid from his empty brain cavity.

The surgery was successful beyond anyone’s hopes. As time went on, Noah’s brain began to grow into its cavity.

Today, Noah is a “chatty” little four-year-old, always smiling and very happy. He can count to 10 and hold a pen, is learning to read and write, and interacts socially with others at his local primary school.

He asks his mother, “You alright?” in reaction to Shelly’s tears as she latches his leg braces.

Last year, British television showed Noah’s amazing survival in a documentary entitled “The Boy with No Brain.”

There is hope that Noah, born with spina bifida, could one day walk without mechanical aids

There is hope that Noah, born with spina bifida, could one day walk without mechanical aids

There is hope that Noah, born with spina bifida, could one day walk without mechanical aids

The Mirror reported that Noah’s brain “is developing beyond all expectation.” In fact, brain scans dramatically showed Noah’s empty cranial cavity at birth and then at three years old, when his brain had expanded to 80% of normal.

On Friday night, a new documentary, “The Boy Who Grew a New Brain,” chronicled Noah’s improbable maturity.

One key to Noah’s miraculous mental advancement is his family. Shelly, Rob, and sister Steph (23)

work hard to always be around him. They continually keep his brain stimulated to aid its growth.”

The Walls call this constant cognitive stimulation Noah’s “brain-training.”

Spina bifida caused Noah to be paralyzed in the lower half of his body, but several hip surgeries are giving the Walls hope that Noah may one day walk.

“We’re determined that Noah will be able to walk” either with or without mechanical aids, his proud and heroic father Rob declared.

Noah’s life-saving neurosurgeon, Dr. Claire Nicholson of Newcastle’s Great North Children’s Hospital, summed up the lesson from Noah’s story.

He teaches the medical profession,” she said, “that you can’t ever know.”

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Related Topics:

Miracle of Pregnancy: Couple Told to Abort or Die*

Love Even Affects the Size of a Child’s Brain*

The Igbo’s Traditional View on the Sanctity of Life*

Mother’s Love brings Life back to her Son Two-Hours after Pronounced Dead!*

Your brain does not process information…*

Has Pope Francis Removed Every Single Member of the Vatican Pro-life Academy*

Has Pope Francis Removed Every Single Member of the Vatican Pro-life Academy*

By Jan Bentz

The Pontifical Academy for Life, long a bastion of orthodoxy within the Vatican, now has no members and is effectively shut down after Pope Francis’ recent reform of the institution.

The pope issued new statutes for the Academy on October 18, and removed all of its members.

“All members’ terms ended on December 31, 2016; currently the Academy is waiting for the new appointments,” Fr. Andrea Ciucci, a staff member of the Pontifical Council for the Family, told LifeSiteNews.

“We expect new members to be nominated by the appointment of the Holy Father within the next weeks,” Ciucci explained. They expect 75 ordinary members to be appointed, he said. Together with the ordinary appointments, the pope is launching a sub-group called “College of Young Scholars,” consisting of younger researchers in the given fields. Altogether the new appointees will not exceed 100 members.

Christine de Marcellus Vollmer, an Academy member since its founding by St. John Paul II in 1994, sent LifeSiteNews the Academy’s Christmas letter in which directives were given and recent changes explained.

The letter addressed to all members announced Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia’s nomination as president as well as the re-working of the statutes. At the same time it announced that annual recurring meetings would be suspended, de-inviting participants from a future assembly.

Vollmer explained that in May the Academy’s members were invited for a general assembly in March 2017 which was then “postponed” indefinitely. This notice of delay was followed by a document explaining that all members were “suspended.” Only recently news surfaced that the next general assembly is to take place October 2017.

Academy assemblies bring together specialists from all over the world to discuss a certain topic and have an interdisciplinary exchange of expertise.

Another Academy member, who wished to remain anonymous for “fear of jeopardizing reappointment,” affirmed these developments.

“I did get a letter,” the source told LifeSiteNews via email.

“They said they were re-configuring. They said people would be notified of reappointment. I have heard nothing so far but when I asked [they said] people could expect to hear about it in April or May. The meeting will be in October.”

On the Academy’s website, the list of ordinary members is currently recorded as none, while all previous 172 members are registered with their appointment having ended on December 31, 2016. The “Central Office” is recorded as consisting of Archbishop Paglia and his seven-person team.

Last year Pope Francis replaced the head of the Academy and changed its statutes. His reforms include the removal of the requirement for members to sign a pro-life declaration.

Vollmer commented with concern, saying:

“Originally we each had to make an oath in front of the Nuncio of our country that we would be Servants of Life and uphold the teaching on life of the Magisterium.  We have not seen of course the new ‘commitment’ but the wording on the new statutes sounds softer, and as the Academy is now open to people of any religion or none, it is doubtful they would commit very seriously to Humanae Vitae!”

The shift of attention from moral questions to a mere scientific approach is another rising concern.

“The other emphasis that I find sad is that [the Academy] has become, seemingly, only interested in science.  The Pontifical Academy of Science already covers that, with scientists of all religions or none, and is full of Nobel Prize winners. PAL was founded with a list of intentionally mixed specialists including lawyers, doctors, journalists, prolife leaders, psychiatrists, family activists, priests, teachers, and so on, the intention of the founders being to be able to study and analyze the causes of anti-life tendencies and find ways to counteract them.  I knew the founders, especially Jerome Lejeune, very well. This was the task, and sadly with his death the discourse became ever more directed towards ‘hard science’ rather than ‘prolife science’,” explained Vollmer.

Journalist Maike Hickson from OnePeterFive pointed out that many of the dismissed members, including Cardinal Caffarra and Cardinal Willem Eijk, as well as Prof. Josef Seifert and Prof. Robert Spaemann, have one thing in common: their public objection to Amoris Laetitia and the liberalization of the Church’s moral teaching that goes along with it.

Archbishop Paglia is known for his support of the distribution of Communion for “remarried” divorcees. Pope Francis also appointed him as grand chancellor of the Pontifical Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, traditionally a bulwark of sound moral teaching based on St. John Paul II’s writings and teachings.

Archbishop Paglia published a book between the two synods suggesting opening the door to Communion for “remarried” divorcees. It was titled “Family and Church: an indissoluble bond.” He also invited homosexual couples to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in 2015.

“As President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, I urge you to deal with the new challenges concerning the value of life,” the Pope told Paglia in his letter of appointment. Here Pope Francis also pointed out that “human ecology” needs more emphasis and that it “helps to restore the original balance of creation between the human person and the whole universe.”

The re-population of Vatican Dicasteries is nothing new in the Pontificate of Pope Francis. Only recently Cardinal Sarah’s Congregation for Divine Worship received an overhaul, and Cardinal Müller was ordered to dismiss three priests from his Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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Pope Francis and the CERN & Earth Grid Ley Line*

Pope Francis Faces a Backlash from Cardinals*

Many have Asked this Question about Pope Francis*

Pope and the One World Religion?*

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The ‘Family’ Loses in the Latest U.N. Agreement*

U.K Gov’t Announces its own ‘Muslim ban’*

U.K Gov’t Announces its own ‘Muslim ban’*

By Carlyn Harvey

 

On 8 February, the Conservative government caused uproar by quietly scrapping a promise to help thousands of vulnerable refugee children. It decided that rather than provide refuge for thousands of children, it would only accept 350.

Yet while most were still reeling from that revelation, the government disclosed another even more sickening decision. According to The Independent, the Home Office confirmed it has placed a temporary halt on accepting refugee children with disabilities. The move comes just weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump caused an uproar for banning people, including refugees, from seven Muslim-majority countries temporarily entering the country.

The U.S. and U.K. decisions differ in scale and focus. But both are supposedly temporary measures. Yet the “unthinkable” temporary suspension of disabled refugee children to the U.K. reportedly has no confirmed end date yet.

And it shows a remarkable level of indifference from the Tory government to the vulnerable and the threats they face.

Really need help? Sorry, not you

The U.K. set up its Vulnerable Children Resettlement Scheme in 2016. It committed, in coordination with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), to take in “at risk” refugees from the Middle East and North Africa.

Separately, an amendment to the Immigration Bill, known as the Dubs Amendment, bound the government to taking vulnerable children who had already made the journey to Europe. It is this scheme that will now be capped at 350 refugees.

But the UNHCR also had a limit placed on the applications it processes. The Home Office has requested it “temporarily limit” those with complex needs, including mobility issues and learning disabilities. Because, the government asserts, it doesn’t have “suitable reception capacity” for them.

A Home Office spokesperson confirmed that there was a temporary suspension of new referrals in the “most complex cases”. But the spokesperson denied it amounts to a total block on those with disabilities. Furthermore they claimed the pause would allow the government to ensure support for such refugees is in place on arrival.

The government also runs the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. It has committed to resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020 through this scheme. The spokesperson said:

“We work closely with the UNHCR and local authorities on both schemes and always ensure the necessary care packages are in place as we plan the arrival of vulnerable children and their families.”

An unthinkable decision

Yet the government’s decision to put a brake on the entry of child refugees with disabilities has faced criticism. Director of Human Rights Watch’s disability rights division, Shantha Barriga, said:

“People with disabilities endure unimaginable hardship during conflict, and many faced huge hurdles in escaping the violence. That the U.K. now says it’s not prepared to accept refugees with disabilities is unthinkable.

It’s an indefensible decision and blatant discrimination. The U.K. is not simply lacking ‘suitable accommodation’ in this case, but seems to be lacking political will.”

Meanwhile, head of advocacy at the Refugee Council Dr Lisa Doyle insisted:

“The refugees who benefit from the U.K.’s resettlement programmes are by definition the most vulnerable, and refugees with disabilities will often have specific needs.

While the Refugee Council knows that communities up and down the country are keen to help welcome refugees it appears there is an urgent need for accessible accommodation.”

Tory ethos writ large

Although the government’s decision is disgraceful, it’s not surprising. In November 2016, the United Nations published a report that concluded the U.K. government had committed “grave” and “systematic” violations of the rights of its citizens with disabilities. And those violations were largely a result of the austerity policies and welfare reforms pushed through since 2010.

So the government’s already evident disregard for those with disabilities has now spread to its refugee programmes. Rather than using its seven years in office, the first five in coalition, to fund and strengthen support for people with disabilities, it has de-funded and diminished it. All in the name of austerity.

And the horrific impact of those choices are now becoming clear. Not only at home, but in our tragic dealings with refugees abroad too.

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U.S.-U.K. Paid “White Helmets” Help to Block Water to 5 Million Thirsty Syrians*

‘I would Rather be in Aleppo’ than in the U.K.*

France, U.K., and Germany produce the most ISIS Terrorists from Europe*

Britain’s Seven Covert Wars*

Syrian Education Ministry Launches the Psychological and Social Support Guide*

Syrian Education Ministry Launches the Psychological and Social Support Guide*

By M. al-Frieh, H. Said

Education Ministry launched on Sunday the psychological and social support guide in order to train teaching staff on ways to apply the guide’s rules and skills that counselors, psychologists and social workers need to acquire.

The launching of the guide came during a workshop organized by the Ministry in cooperation with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) at al-Cham Hotel in Damascus.

For his part, Minister of Education Hazwan al-Waz affirmed that the unified guide for psychosocial support in emergency situations will be an accredited reference that will be applied at schools in all of the provinces.

The guide was prepared in cooperation between specialists from the Ministry and the UNICEF, said al-Waz.

For her part, the UNICEF Resident Representative in Syria Hanaa Singer expressed her appreciation of the efforts exerted by the Syrian Education Ministry to ensure the continuation of the education process despite the difficult circumstances.

She noted that the close cooperation between the Ministry and the UNICEF has resulted in increasing the rate of school enrollment, providing new learning programs, rehabilitating schools and supplying some schools with prefabricated rooms, in addition to opening 23 schools in East Aleppo recently, which allows the return of 6000 students back to school, as well as launching the training guide for psychological and social care for teachers.

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Israelis Trafficking in Syrian Children’s Body Organs*

Syrian Children Fight Back Against Carpet Bombing*

Turkish Camp Serial Rapist gets 108 years for molesting Syrian Children*

U.S. Airstrikes Did Kill at Least 6 Children in Syria*

Death by Vaccine: 34 Syrian Children Die*

 

Hollywood is Run by a Powerful Elite Pedophile Ring*

Hollywood is Run by a Powerful Elite Pedophile Ring*

Actor Elija Wood has exposed the 'powerful figures' that operate within Hollywood's Elite

Actor Elija Wood has exposed the ‘powerful figures’ that operate within Hollywood’s Elite

Actor Elija Wood has come forward to expose the true nature of Hollywood paedophilia, claiming that the entire industry is run by a powerful pedophile ring that’s shielded by elite ties in Washington D.C. The 35-year-old said that Hollywood is in the grip of a child sexual abuse scandal that involves “very powerful figures” that are protected by political connections “right at the top”.

The former child star, who made his debut in Back To The Future II aged 8, said that he was lucky to be protected by his mother when he first arrived in Hollywood, and he didn’t attend the types of parties where the paedophiles would pray on the young actors.

Fellow former child actor, Corey Feldman, recently revealed his experiences as a child star in Hollywood and described how himself and his best friend, Corey Haim, were molested by “powerful older men” who surrounded children “like vultures” at parties organized by Tinsel Town elites. Feldman attributes Haim’s molestation to his drink and drug-fueled demise that led to his eventual death. Elija Wood claims that the Hollywood scandal is on a scale similar to that of Jimmy Savile in the U.K, in which the former TV star, who had a close relationship with the British Royal Family, was not only a serial paedophile that had abused literally hundreds of children, but he was also a procurer of children for elite paedophile rings.

“You all grew up with Savile – Jesus, it must have been devastating,” he told The Sunday Times. “Clearly something major was going on in Hollywood. It was all organised”.

“There are a lot of vipers in this industry, people who only have their own interests in mind,” he added.

“There is a darkness in the underbelly – if you can imagine it, it’s probably happened.”

Last week, hundreds of arrests were made across California in a huge paedophile bust to crack down on human trafficking. Although it seems that authorities now seem to be taking an active stance against these child sex abuse traffickers, some fear that the “powerful figures” at the top of the chain will remain shielded from prosecution. Wood said abuse prevails because victims are unable to speak as loudly as those in power.

“That’s the tragedy of attempting to reveal what is happening to innocent people,” he said.

“They can be squashed but their lives have been irreparably damaged.”

Anne Henry, the co-founder of Bizparents, an organization set up to help young actors, claimed Hollywood was currently sheltering “100 active abusers” and a “tsunami” of claims was emerging.
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Hollywood Pedophilia on the Line: Corey Feldman Speaks Out*

Arrests Taking Place against Hollywood and Washington D.C. Paedophile Rings*

Rape, Jews, and Bollywood*

Largest Paedophile Ring in History, 70,000 Members, Heads of State, the Rats Scramble*

Copy of Missing Dossier on Paedophile Ring Handed to MP*

U.K Govt Conveniently Deleted Entire Evidence on Paedophile Rings*

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Former Head of FBI Speaks on Rothschild, Illuminati, Satanism, Paedophile Rings = NWO

Conscientious Police Officer Warned off British Elite Paedophile Ring*

‘nothing short of the nation’s first paedophile protection act’*

Children in Scotland Murdered in Paedophile Snuff Movies*

She was a Sex Slave to Europe’s Elite at Age 6*

The Desecration of Childhood

MK Ultra and the Mind: Target of the Deep State

How History Dies in the Syllabus*

How History Dies in the Syllabus*

If historians can’t at times makes sense of history, what hope do regular folk have? This was one of the threads discussed at the session titled ‘Skewed history: How history dies in the syllabus’ at the opening day of the KLF on Friday.

Moderated by Baela Raza Jamil, a public policy specialist, the session raised questions regarding the business of crafting history within the framework of Pakistan, and the several disruptions that halted the teaching of history, which was then replaced by Pakistan Studies.

Educationist and author of The Footprints of Partition: Narratives of Four Generations of Pakistanis and Indians, Anam Zakaria introduced the aspect of how personal recollections or memories can also be changed and manipulated according to the state narrative.

“Before we resurrect history and make changes, it is important to understand that the syllabus does not exist in a vacuum; it exists within the larger mainstream discourse of society. And high history, oral history or even micro-perspectives all inform each [other] and get entrenched.

“To understand how we are interpreting history, we need to first find out where are the teachers coming from and what are their different sources as they are not just using textbooks.”

Oral history, she believes, plays a very important role as what you hear from family, and their experiences, shape your perspective on historical events.

Qasim Aslam’s work has also incorporated how historical narratives have been shaped by states, and he is co-founder of The History Project Limited, which is a dual-narrative approach that pitted the Pakistani and Indian versions of the same event in history against one another.

Aslam recalled the origins of the project and how it took the two contradictory versions to the classroom for Pakistani and Indian students to judge.

“What we realised in our interactions was that it is the questions that stand the test of time, and the answers become outdated.”

Another problem they observed in the classroom, which he believes is not just restricted to the discipline of history but can be generalised to the entire education system, is how the “assessment system fundamentally drives what is going to happen inside the classroom.”

If a child, he explained, writes something that is not mentioned in his textbook, he is derided by his teachers as well as by society and the system at large.

Abbas Husain, director of the Teachers’ Development Centre, agreed with Aslam and shared his experience of working in close connection with teachers.

Husain believes that the problem is not so much the quality or the lack thereof of the textbooks used in schools. “The issue is of the enormous weightage the teacher gives to the textbook. This is a kind of enslavement to it with the teacher believing that everything written in the textbook ought to be regurgitated by the child, in the notepaper, in the examination answer, within an examination system that fosters this kind of intellectual study.”

Historian Newal Osman, who also teaches university students, shared how teaching freshmen history and questioning their definition of it yielded some interesting responses.

History is essentially a version of the past and that raises the question of whose version is it. This opens up within them the possibility of a multiplicity of narratives.

“History is looking at something which is absent, as it involves studying the past which has definitively gone and we have to construct a version of it using limited sources and traces. So it can never be a complete version of the past and remains fragmented,” she explained.

History must be taught, she explained, in a manner which allows students to look closely into their prejudices, which is clearly lacking from the primary and secondary level in schools in Pakistan.

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When Lies about your People are Taught to you in History Class*

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There Were 88 Media Companies… Now There Are 6 which get their News from Rothschild*

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Yellow Journalism, and the Truth Behind the Jonestown Massacre*

22 Years of Fake “Islamic Terror”*

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Education Secretary DeVos Blocked by Protesters in First School Visit*

Education Secretary DeVos Blocked by Protesters in First School Visit*

New U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

New U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had to be escorted away from a public school when protesters physically obstructed the entrance. The controversial reformer eventually made it inside, and also heard from members of the teachers’ union.

Devos’ first official visit to a public school since narrowly being confirmed as the new secretary of the U.S. Department of Education indicated that she might be the most divisive figure in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet.

“She does not represent anything that they stand for!” one protester yelled while using her arms and body to block a stairway to Jefferson Middle School Academy in the District of Columbia on Friday morning.

Sec. DeVos physically blocked by protesters from entering DC school–turned away and left. Unclear if she attempted another door. @ABC7Newspic.twitter.com/buNgmOJbya

— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) February 10, 2017

Another demonstrator badgered Devos as she walked away with her security detail.

“Keep giving money to senators and buying your way into the position,” he said, adding, “You should be so proud of yourself!” before breaking out into a chant of “Shame! Shame!”

The Washington Teachers Union, while not taking part in blocking DeVos’ visit, did show their opposition to her agenda. One teacher held a sign saying, “Ms. DeVos: Our children are not props,”according to the Washington Post. Others took the time to express to the secretary their disagreements, while wishing her success in giving all students an equal opportunity to free public education.

WJLA‘s Tim Barber reported that DC Police arrested a male protester for assault on an officer, and that police were investigating allegations that DeVos was also assaulted.

Inside the school, DeVos toured classrooms and met with the school’s teachers and principal as well as the district’s chancellor.

“Focusing on their students and families is at the heart of Jefferson Academy’s approach, and that’s exactly what I believe is at the heart of providing an exceptional education,” DeVos said in a statement.

“Great teachers and leaders help make great schools, and I was honoured to speak with Jefferson’s team about our shared commitment to strengthening public education.”

In response to the protest, she said: “I respect peaceful protest, and I will not be deterred in executing the vital mission of the Department of Education. No school door in America will be blocked from those seeking to help our nation’s school children.”

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Report Confirms Common Core Officially Makes Children “More Stupid”*

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No Child Left Behind Common Core Deductions*

How a Black-Owned School is Revolutionizing Education for the Gifted*

1984: Just When You Think U.S. Education Couldn’t Get Any Worse*