House Bill 455: The Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act

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Rep. Melinda Prunty

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This bill (recently signed into law by Governor John Kasich of Ohio), would help prevent discrimination by prohibiting abortions on unborn babies who have or may have Down syndrome. According to a study published in 2012 in the medical journal, Prenatal Diagnosis, American women choose to terminate pregnancies between 50% and 80% of the time after receiving a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome. This may or may not be with enough adequate information about Down syndrome itself, including the fact that children born with this challenge can live long, healthy, and fulfilling lives in the care of loving families.

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Click to Read Full Bill Text – HB 455 


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