Amelia Hamilton – February 15, 2018
In December, a law was passed in Ohio which will go into effect next month, making it illegal to perform an abortion based solely on a diagnosis of Downs Syndrome. The ACLU and Planned Parenthood are now filing suit against the state in response, Townhall reports. The lawsuit argues that it is unconstitutional and interferes in doctor-patient relationships.
Freda Levenson, legal director for the ACLU of Ohio, said that the law is a “thinly-veiled attempt to criminalize abortion in Ohio.”
Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life, called the ACLU’s lawsuit another of the organization’s “blatant and continuous attacks on the dignity and sanctity of human life.” He said:
“Today, they have come out against the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act which would protect unborn babies from discriminatory abortions. It is a shame that an organization that claims to be the very biggest and best at defending victims of discrimination completely disregards the most vulnerable members of our society who are being discriminated against. The ACLU is hurting Ohio by constantly suing to further an extremist agenda.”