CBN News Staff – November 20, 2017
The Ohio Senate passed the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act this week. It prohibits abortion based solely on a doctor’s diagnosis of Down Syndrome.
The bill would make performing abortions based solely on the basis of a Down Syndrome diagnosis, a fourth-degree felony. It also gives the power to the state medical board to revoke a doctor’s license if convicted.
The Ohio House passed a similar bill two weeks ago.
Now either the House or the Senate must approve the other chamber’s bill in order to advance it to Gov. John Kasich’s desk.
Ohio Right to Life praised the move, saying abortion based on a Down syndrome diagnosis is eugenics.