Doctors said my baby would have Down Syndrome, and pushed me to abort the child. I had never realized how much discrimination these unborn children face.
People with Down Syndrome have a joy that is hard to describe. Ever positive and cheerful, their love of life is contagious. They are God’s Prozac. But, with upwards of 90 percent of them being aborted following a prenatal diagnosis, it is easy to understand the abortion industry targets them because of their disability.
A bill in the Ohio legislature would give these children added protection. It would ban abortions if unborn child’s life is terminated because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome. The Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act (H.B. 135) passed out of the Committee on Community and Family Advancement this summer. Sponsors of the bill are hopeful it will be voted on the full floor of the Ohio House following summer recess.
This bill is well timed. The release of the undercover Planned Parenthood videos has put the focus of abortion on the child rather than a choice. Abortion proponents strip these children of their humanity to maximize profits.
Killing Children Isn’t Doing Them a Favor
Unborn children with Down Syndrome are also robbed of their humanity. I learned this first hand when I received a call informing me my unborn child likely had Down Syndrome.
I was sent to a high-risk obstetrician seemingly immediately. The first thing I said to this doctor was that I would never abort my child, and I didn’t want her to even suggest this. She either found this to be a challenge she wanted to win or she just didn’t care about what I said.
The doctor had nothing positive to say about my child. In strong-armed fashion, she told me if I really loved my child I would have an abortion, because it was a caring decision that put the child first. She actually said, “You would be doing your baby a favor to have an abortion.”