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    Ohio House bill would ban abortions spurred by diagnosis of Down syndrome

    Thought on this? I do not support limiting abortion.

    Ohio House bill would ban abortions spurred by diagnosis of Down syndrome | The Columbus Dispatch

    Ohio could become the second state to ban women from having an abortion because of a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome. An Ohio House bill to outlaw doctors from performing an abortion under such a circumstance is the latest effort by abortion opponents to further restrict abortion rights. How frequently pregnant women choose to terminate a pregnancy because of Down syndrome is not clear. A study published by the American Journal of Medical Genetics in January estimated that 30 percent of fetuses with Down syndrome were terminated in recent years, a number largely unchanged since 1986. But a study published in 2012 in Prenatal Diagnosis found a 50 to 85 percent rate of abortions after a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

    Supporters of House Bill 135 say it has more to do with ending discrimination than abortion. Opponents argue that itís the same debate about whether a pregnant mother has the right to end a pregnancy, whatever the reason. The billís sponsor, Rep. Sarah LaTourette, R-Bainbridge Township, told colleagues during a recent hearing: ďI hope that you can see that this isnít an issue about abortion; itís an issue of discrimination ó discriminating against a person, not allowing them their God-given right to life, simply because they might have Down syndrome.Ē

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    Re: Ohio House bill would ban abortions spurred by diagnosis of Down syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    How are they going to prove that a given abortion was performed because the fetus had downs?
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    Re: Ohio House bill would ban abortions spurred by diagnosis of Down syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Why would anybody be against aborting a baby with a life altering condition which would guarantee that person would never be a productive member of society?

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    Re: Ohio House bill would ban abortions spurred by diagnosis of Down syndrome

    Effeminate sentimentality dressed up as Serious Theological Reasoning and "bio-ethics".

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    Re: Ohio House bill would ban abortions spurred by diagnosis of Down syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Why would anybody be against aborting a baby with a life altering condition which would guarantee that person would never be a productive member of society?
    So now we judge a person's right to live based upon whether or not they are productive members of society?

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    Re: Ohio House bill would ban abortions spurred by diagnosis of Down syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    So now we judge a person's right to live based upon whether or not they are productive members of society?
    Yes, ideally.

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    Re: Ohio House bill would ban abortions spurred by diagnosis of Down syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
    Yes, ideally.
    Why? Please be specific.

    Should non productive members of society be put to death?

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    Re: Ohio House bill would ban abortions spurred by diagnosis of Down syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Why? Please be specific.

    Should non productive members of society be put to death?
    I don't advocate an active death penalty for them, but I see no reason they ought to be saved. I doubt you'd disagree with my opposition to the social safety net, for instance.

    The pro-life position is moral cowardice.

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    Re: Ohio House bill would ban abortions spurred by diagnosis of Down syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
    I don't advocate an active death penalty for them, but I see no reason they ought to be saved. I doubt you'd disagree with my opposition to the social safety net, for instance.

    The pro-life position is moral cowardice.
    You didn't answer the first question. Why should the right to live or die be based on whether or not a person is a productive member of society? Please be specific.

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    Re: Ohio House bill would ban abortions spurred by diagnosis of Down syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    So now we judge a person's right to live based upon whether or not they are productive members of society?
    Humans are the only species on the planet that waste resources on members that contribute nothing.

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