Legislation

This bill bans ‘targeted abortions’

LANSING, Mich. — Abortions ending the lives of unborn children because of inherent characteristics, such as a fetal disability or not being parents’ preferred gender, would be banned in Michigan under new legislation introduced by Sen. Lana Theis on Wednesday.

“Too many American children are tragically killed in their mothers’ wombs for predisposed reasons, halting lives and stunting futures without even giving them a chance,” said Theis, R-Brighton. “These seek-and-destroy abortions are responsible for the deaths of over 65% of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome, and most babies diagnosed with spina bifida are aborted despite newer advances in in-utero surgeries that can resolve the problem.”

The Americans with Disabilities Act, approved over 30 years ago, gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities like those provided to individuals based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. The ADA guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was designed to protect people against discrimination based on sex or race.

“The ADA and Civil Rights Act protect individuals everywhere in the U.S., except in their mothers’ wombs,” Theis said. “Preventing targeted abortions follows in the footsteps of the American tradition that all citizens are created equal and that the least of us still deserve legal protection.”

Senate Bill 760 was referred to the Committee on Health Policy and Human Services for consideration.

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