Planned Parenthood Lobbies Against Bill to Ban Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 9, 2016   |   1:58PM   |   Indianapolis, IN

The Planned Parenthood abortion business wants abortions legal any time, anywhere for any reason — and that includes abortions on babies just because they happen to have been diagnosed in the womb with Down Syndrome.

Leading pro-life groups in Indiana are working overtime to persuade legislators to pass a bill that would protect unborn babies with genetic abnormalities like Down syndrome from being aborted. The ban on abortions based on genetic abnormalities or gender was added as an amendment to Indiana House Bill 1337 in committee last month.

The amended House Bill 1337 would ban abortion doctors from knowingly aborting an unborn baby solely because of a genetic disability such as Down syndrome or because of gender, according to the report.

State Sen. Travis Holdman, who co-authored SB313, said the new measure would basically make it “a criminal act” for an abortion doctor to knowingly end an unborn child’s life because of discrimination against gender or disability.

But Planned Parenthood is lobbying against the bill, as Indiana Right to Life noted today on Twitter.

This isn’t the first time the abortion company has lobbied against a bill to protect unborn babies who have Down Syndrome, as Planned Parenthood lobbied against a similar bill in Ohio.

“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,” an abortion corporation representative said there.

Back in Indiana, IRTL president Mike Fichter is asking pro-life people to call their legislators to move the bill forward. The calls are needed urgently.

“A minority of House Republicans is now less than 48 hours away from killing House Bill 1337 by demanding that protections for unborn children with disabilities be removed from the bill.  If they succeed, the entire House Republican caucus will cave in to their demands and the most important pro-life bill in a decade will die in a Republican super majority House,” Fichter said.

“These same House members working to kill the bill don’t even have the courage to allow a floor vote because they don’t want their opposition to be known,’ he added. “If HB 1337 dies, aborted babies will continue to be lumped in with medical waste in Indiana and there will be no special protections for unborn children based in disability, race or sex.”

“Please call your state representative NOW and demand concurrence and a floor vote on House Bill 1337. Call 317-232-9600,” he said.