Urge Governor Kasich to protect people with Down syndrome!
Recently, CBS published a truly horrendous article about the abortion of children with Down syndrome. The headline read: “Iceland is on pace to virtually eliminate Down syndrome through abortion.” That’s right, CBS thought that by aborting virtually every baby who has Down syndrome, Iceland is “eliminate[ing] Down syndrome.”
But unfortunately, CBS isn’t alone in arguing all babies with Down syndrome should be aborted. Some social scientists are even arguing parents who choose not to abort their child with Down syndrome should pay a fine. Tragically, 85 percent of preborn children diagnosed with Down syndrome will be aborted.
There is tremendous pressure on our government to disregard people with Down syndrome. Fortunately, the Ohio Senate just voted 20 to 12 to pass the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act (Senate Bill 164) that prohibits abortion based on Down syndrome.
A very similar bill has recently passed in the House as well which means SB 164 will be going to the Governor’s desk very soon! Please sign this petition to Governor Kasich asking him to sign this bill in order to protect people with Down Syndrome.
Earlier this month Frank Stephens, a man with Down syndrome, testified before House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, arguing that his life, and the life of every person with Down syndrome, has value.
“Sadly, across the world, a notion is being sold that maybe we don’t need research concerning Down syndrome. Some people say prenatal screens will identify Down syndrome in the womb, and those pregnancies will just be terminated,” said Stephens. “Seriously, I don’t feel I should have to justify my existence. Is there really no place for us in the world?”
“Let’s be America, not Iceland or Denmark,” Stephens stated, referring to the above-mentioned recent reports chronicling the extremely high abortion rate of unborn children diagnosed with Down syndrome in those countries.
“Whatever you learn today, please remember this,” Mr. Stephens stated, “I am a man with Down syndrome and my life is worth living.”
Killing every unborn baby with a certain condition is not a cure for that condition—it’s straight up eugenics. It’s the same system that led to racism in this country and Nazism and the Holocaust abroad.
All people are made in the image of God and have inherent value and worth –including those born with an extra chromosome.
Please ask the Governor to protect people with Down syndrome by signing SB 164 into law!
Sign this petition now!
Please protect people with Down syndrome!