North Dakota is about to become the first state to take a stand and begin banning abortions based on Down syndrome.
That’s right, North Dakota has decided that Down syndrome is not a reason to end a pregnancy and a life.
As AP reports: “Fargo Republican Rep. Bette Grande is the prime sponsor of the bill. She says abortions based on gender or genetic abnormalities have “no place in civilized society.” Grande says sex-selection abortions usually target female fetuses because of preference for a baby boy. Grande says she also has two children with “genetic disabilities.”
Close to 90% of all prenatally diagnosed babies with Down syndrome are denied the right to life. An entire potential population deemed not worthy of life. Not to mention those who would segregate those like my son from the rest of the world.
Representative Grande has chosen to take a public stand to protect lives in North Dakota Lives that other wise would have been tossed aside.
Who are we to decide that the life of a boy has more value than the life of a girl?
Or the life of a person with 26 chromosomes is worth more than the life of a person with 27?
How could the perception of many towards people with Down syndrome change if it was no longer legal to abort them specifically? More acceptance, perhaps? More respect? I like this, Banning Abortions Based on Down syndrome.
Standing up for the weakest among us, even before they are born. Thank you, Representative Grande for taking the step of banning abortions based on Down syndrome.
Hat tip: Life News