By Dave Andrusko Just because it was utterly predictable doesn’t make the sting any the less painful. Suing on behalf of Preterm Cleveland, Planned Parenthood of Ohio Southwest Region, Women’s Med Center of Dayton, Dr. Roslyn Kade, and Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, the ACLU today sued for a temporary restraining order to prevent an …Continue reading "ACLU sues to stop Ohio’s Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act from taking effect March 22"
By Dave Andrusko An early Christmas present for Ohio children prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome. On December 22, following overwhelming approval in the state House, Gov. John Kasich signed the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act which prohibits abortion for the sole reason of a Down syndrome diagnosis. The Ohio Senate approved the measure 20-12. This followed …Continue reading "Ohio Gov. Kasich signs Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act"
By Dave Andrusko Both houses of the Ohio legislature have now passed the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act. On November 15, following quickly after the Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee voted in favor of SB 164, the full Senate did likewise on a vote of 20-12 vote. The House has passed an identical bill …Continue reading "Ohio Senate votes in favor of Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act"
House has already passed identical bill By Dave Andrusko Less than three weeks after the Ohio House passed the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act, the Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee voted in favor of SB 164 on an 8-4 vote. The measure now moves on to the full Senate. Pro-lifers are hopeful the bill …Continue reading "Ohio Senate Committee votes in favor of Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act"
By Nancy Flanders The Ohio House passed a bill Tuesday that would ban abortions based on prenatal diagnoses of Down syndrome. The Ohio Senate has an identical bill on the table. House Bill 214, also known as the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act, is sponsored by Reps. Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) and Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township), and …Continue reading "Ohio House votes to ban abortions on babies with Down syndrome"
Editor’s note. This encouraging update came from Ohio Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. Today, the House Health Committee passed Ohio Right to Life’s Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act by a vote of 12-6. This step forward is an important one as we seek to protect babies prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome from the lethal discrimination …Continue reading "Ohio’s Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act Passes House Health Committee"