Author Archives: Steve Wagner

Human or Statistic? Do we know what percentage of Down syndrome kids are killed by abortion?

How many children diagnosed with Down syndrome in the womb are subsequently killed by abortion?  (This is usually called a “termination rate.”) J.L. Natoli and colleagues published in 2012 the best estimate available on this question.  It’s a systematic literature review, rather than a study with original data.  [J.L. Natoli, et. al. Prenatal diagnosis of Down […]

We Can’t Wait (in More Ways than One)

After twenty minutes with a JFA trainer, Amanda shared a JFA Brochure with a friend who decided not to kill her child (“Lucy” in the photo).  After one hour in a presentation with a JFA trainer last month, Emma and her sister went to talk to kids in the park.  Their mom said, They said […]

A suggestion to myself as a parent (#1)

Looking at a cell phone to make use of the time while rocking my son to sleep in the dark? Pray for him instead.

JFA @ UCLA

Here’s the scene at UCLA’s Bruin Walk on JFA’s second day of outreach in early June.  JFA staff and volunteers set up five tables inviting people to dialogue with us (one of them is down the walk to the left of the frame).  As you can see, one-to-one conversations were happening at every table.  JFA was invited […]

Comments on a Virtual Life

Sometimes I find myself so stuck to email — sending people links, suggesting discussions, engaging in dialogue in a sort of virtual world — that I stop and wonder, “What in the world am I doing?”  And I’m not even meaning to.  I find it sad.  There is something about the eyes-glued-to-a-screen-while-typing environment that is very […]

A Slice in Time

When I reviewed the photos from JFA’s recent outreach event at the University of Kansas, I was especially encouraged and struck by the photo above.  My brief May newsletter decodes the photo, discusses why it’s special, and explains JFA’s passion for…More Conversations.

“I Couldn’t Stop…”

Most of us have fears about discussing abortion.  Corrie was no different.  She recently attended a mission trip that JFA led for Christian Heritage Academy‘s Salt and Light program.  Here’s what she said about the outreach to the University of Oklahoma: I was terrified to talk to anyone, and made a goal to talk to just […]