Good News for the Down Syndrome Community

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 3, 2015
  • 2 Comments
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American women choose to terminate pregnancies between 50 and 85 percent of the time after receiving a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome, according to a study published in 2012 – recently, however, Republicans in the Ohio state legislature announced they will introduce a bill that would ban women from terminating a pregnancy based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Should the bill become law, Ohio would be the first state to refuse women the right to terminate their pregnancy on the basis of disability – it's a large and sweeping initiative, so please be in prayer.

 
 

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I will pray that this once this bill is introduced in Ohio, that it will become the law. More states need to stand up for unborn disabled children.
  • March 6, 2015
  • 10:41 p.m.
  • Cheryl Paulson
I have signed an initiative like this, against abortion in Finland. Every child is a precious gift from God. And we can´t reject them on our conditions. Down´s syndrome children can be a source of joy and blessing to the parents and many people! I can´t understand the world´s wiewpoint to allow abortion of handicapped children.
  • March 3, 2015
  • 4:34 a.m.
  • Marja Poutiainen