The Ohio Senate just joined that state’s House in passing a bill that would ban abortions just because of a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Violations would result in charges against the doctor, not the mother. There will inevitably be a challenge in the courts, so this is only the beginning.

I have met many people with Down syndrome who are living inspiring and fulfilling lives, but a study published by the NIH found that between 1995 and 2011, between 60 and 90% of fetal Down syndrome diagnoses resulted in abortion. Despite the misleading spin that some media outlets put on it, fighting Down syndrome with abortion doesn’t eliminate Down syndrome. It eliminates people with Down syndrome.

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  • Cathy Paolucci

    11/19/2017 09:17 AM

    How about banning all abortions except those that are medically necessary. It is time to stop killing babies because of poor planning by adults.

  • Kathy postel

    11/19/2017 02:51 AM

    Wow I didn't know just because a baby has down syndrome that high amount gets aborted we are fearfully and wonderfully made who is to decide by a whim who to abort and who not!