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Ohio Senate May Ban "Discriminatory" Abortions against Babies with Down Syndrome

Claire Chretien : Aug 24, 2017  LifeSiteNews.com

"Not surprisingly, SB 164 exposes the utter brutality of the abortion lobby. For once, it would be nice to have abortion advocates see past their dogmatic view of 'choice' and work to treat children with disease rather than target them for extermination." -Mark Harrington

(Columbus, OH)—[LifeSiteNews] The Ohio Senate is considering a bill that would make aborting a baby because he has Down syndrome a fourth-degree felony. (Photo: Shutterstock/via LifeSiteNews.com)

Abortion lobby groups Planned Parenthood and NARAL strongly oppose it and are highlighting stories of pro-abortion parents who have children with Down syndrome. 

Pro-lifers testified in favor of the non-discrimination bill, SB 164, on Tuesday. Sen. Frank LaRose of Ohio's 27th district is sponsoring the bill. 

"Targeting and eliminating a population of people based on ignorance and fear is reprehensible," Susan Hill, whose son has Down syndrome, told the legislators.

Abortion supporters will likely testify against the bill after the fall recess, when a vote may take place.

"We shouldn't eliminate suffering by eliminating sufferers," Mark Harrington, national director of Ohio-based Created Equal, told LifeSiteNews. "Killing children suffering from Down syndrome is barbaric and...

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