Ohio Aims To Ban Down Syndrome Abortions

Ohio women, take note: Soon you may be unable to get an abortion if you’re doing it to avoid having a baby with Down syndrome. The state’s legislature—most of which is pro-life—appears poised to approve such a bill this fall and send it to Gov. John Kasich. He has signed abortion restrictions before, reports the New York Times, though it notes he hasn’t stated his stance on this bill. “We all want to be born perfect, but none of us are, and everyone has a right to live, perfect or not,” says Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life, which lobbied for the bill. “Pretty soon, we’re going to find the gene for autism. Are we going to abort for that, too?” As it stands, an 2012 study in Prenatal Diagnosis found that fetuses diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted between roughly 60% and 90% of the time. Read more on Newser…