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Babies with Down Syndrome Are Taking Center Stage in the U.S. Abortion Fight

posted on March 5, 2018

The Washington Post’s Ariana Eunjung Cha reports that U.S. state legislatures have introduced and passed bills restricting women from terminating fetuses with chromosomal defects that indicate Down syndrome. Critics have attacked the bills for disingenuously claiming to support disability rights when they are actually intended to restrict abortion access. Karrie Galloway, president of Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, said, “Many parents find that having a child with Down syndrome is the right decision for them, but this does not mean that their experience should lead to a law that forces other families into the same situation.”

Read at The Washington Post