"Powerful lobbies like Planned Parenthood are working harder to ensure that it remains legal for babies with Down syndrome to be aborted. However, we are starting to see a few states taking a stand against this deadly discrimination.
Ohio made headlines in December with its new law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions in cases where tests reveal the likelihood of Down syndrome. A person who breaks this law may face a fourth-degree felony charge, and doctors could lose their licenses. North Dakota has a similar law. Indiana also passed an anti-discrimination law which bans such abortions, but unfortunately, it has been challenged by Planned Parenthood and blocked by a federal judge.
Such laws are necessary to protect unborn babies from modern eugenics. Dorinda Bordlee, Senior Counsel for Bioethics Defense Fund, which filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the Indiana law for the Jerome Lejeune Foundation, stated it well:
“… it addresses prenatal testing to target and eliminate a class of human beings based on sex or disability discrimination. Eugenic abortion devalues not only the unborn with disabilities, but also devalues individuals born and living with disabilities.”
As the late Dr. Jerome Lejeune would say, it is sadly common to believe that to defeat genetic disorders like Down syndrome, those individuals must be eliminated. He called this “mad science”– and it is tragic and unacceptable.
Will you take a stand against this “mad science” with us? Sign the petition to ask your state to emulate Indiana, Ohio, and North Dakota. It is the role of each state to protect unborn children from this deadly sex, race, and disability discrimination that denies them their chance to live meaningful and fruitful lives."