down syndrome

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OHIO SENATE

The Ohio Senate has passed another abortion ban – this one aimed at a specific prenatal diagnosis. 

By a nearly 2-1 vote,  majority Republicans approved the House- passed bill that would make it illegal for a doctor to perform an abortion after a Down Syndrome diagnosis. But Democratic Sen. Joe Schiavoni thinks it is a way to dissuade doctors from performing any abortions.

“This is another unconstitutional step toward taking a woman’s right to choose away.”

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Ohio could soon become the third state in the country to ban abortion after a diagnosis of Down syndrome. A bill to do that has passed the Senate.

Republican Frank LaRose of Hudson explained why he sponsored the Senate version of the ban.

“Do we want in the state of Ohio to have people making a decision that someone is less valuable because of a chromosomal disorder that they have?”

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The Ohio House has put the state a step closer to becoming the third one to pass a ban on abortions after a diagnosis for Down syndrome has been made.

Republican Rep. Derek Merrin said allowing a diagnosis of Down syndrome to be a reason for abortion is tantamount to discrimination.

“Unborn children are human beings that do exist and those with Down syndrome are no exception.”

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