Let Us Pray

Unborn Nondiscrimination Appeal (December 16, 2021)


“For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb… for I am fearfully and wonderfully made… skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;” – Psalm 139:13-15

Arizona is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene on an emergency basis and allow enforcement of its ban on abortions targeting preborn children with genetic abnormalities, including those with Down Syndrome.

The emergency request comes just two weeks after the Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson, which could overturn Roe v. Wade and completely return the abortion question to the states. But Arizona is clear in arguing that even with Roe v. Wade, the justices have never found a right to target disabled preborn children with abortions.

The U.S. Courts of Appeals are divided on this issue, with the Sixth Circuit Court (overseeing Kentucky) upholding a similar law and the Seventh Circuit striking a similar law down. While the Eighth Circuit appears divided and is currently considering it en banc (before the entire court).

Kentucky passed its Unborn Nondiscrimination Act in 2019.

Father, may the U.S. Supreme Court justices allow the States to protect their most vulnerable from being targeted for killing because of a genetic abnormality. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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