Rep. Stephanie Howse and Rep. Janine Boyd wrote an op-ed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer explaining why John Kasich is wrong to support the Down syndrome abortion ban bill. Read their view on this abortion ban and then tell John Kasich he’s wrong.
Down syndrome abortion bill would impose ‘a radical political ideology’
Cleveland Plain Dealer — Sept. 20, 2015
Cutting through the rhetoric shows this bill is not about discrimination or even about Down syndrome, rather, it is about imposing a radical political ideology. HB 135 is another attempt to force a woman’s decision without offering support down the road.
No law understands every woman’s circumstances, her medical history or what is best for her family. We need laws that address the economic and educational hurdles Ohioans face everyday—not legislation that seeks only to divide us.
We’ve already heard from parents raising loved children with Down syndrome. They do not want future generations of women to have their choice taken away. They understand that each woman receiving a positive prenatal diagnosis for Down syndrome has a right to consider abortion with the counsel of her doctor, her family, and her faith. She must not be forced to accept what politicians decide for her.
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