March 9, 2018
Dear Friend of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation,
A bill passed in Ohio late last year prohibits abortions when a child tests likely for Down syndrome. The bill is scheduled to take effect March 23!
But the American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of abortion providers like Planned Parenthood, filed a lawsuit, attempting to block the law from going into effect.
The Ohio Attorney General’s office filed a brief this month, requesting that the court deny the request. Their arguments are compelling:
“If this bill is struck down, where then can a State draw the line? Enjoining this bill could someday open the door to abortions based on sex or race, or based on statistical probabilities for intellect, athletic ability, and physical appearance.”
Read and share the full brief which provides a description of the history of discrimination, the current protections available, and the bias that still exists.
It is imperative that our states protect unborn children from deadly sex, race, and disability discrimination. If you have not signed our petition asking your state representative to do so, sign the petition now.
Our team is hard at work to prohibit abortions from being performed because of prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Please consider standing with us – any donation amount will help.