Planned Parenthood Opposes Ohio Bill to Ban Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 10, 2015   |   3:55PM   |   Columbus, OH

Should abortions be used to kill babies before birth simply because they have been diagnosed with Down Syndrome? Planned Parenthood apparently believes so and is opposing a bill in the state legislature to ban abortions used to target babies with Down Syndrome.

“This takes a deeply personal decision out of the hands of a woman and her physician and turns physician into investigator and woman into suspect,” explains Stephanie Knight.

Knight seems to think aborting babies with Down Syndrome is okay because “we don’t know a woman’s personal circumstances.  We’re not in her shoes.”

But Molly Pesich, who was told before birth that her baby would have Down Syndrome, thinks such children deserve protection from abortion.

“This child isn’t perfect so reject?  I don’t think that’s right,” she says.

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Ohio Right to Life agrees with Pesich and is strongly supporting the bill.

“Knowing Planned Parenthood’s repulsive eugenic history, this is not surprising. Their industry thrives on discrimination, what they dress up and try to de-stigmatize as “choice,'” Stephanie Krider of Ohio Right to Life told LifeNews.

“A century ago, Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger advocated for “weeding out the unfit” in pursuit of a “cleaner race.” With Planned Parenthood’s opposition to our Non-Discrimination Act, has anything really changed?” she asked. “We are committed to protecting the lives of the most vulnerable people here in Ohio.”


Please also provide feedback to Channel 10 and tell reporter Maureen Kocot, “I support Ohio Right to Life’s Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act and protecting babies with Down syndrome from Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry who seek to make a profit on their lives.”

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