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