Law banning Down syndrome abortions mulled in Ohio — RT USA

Ohio might become the first state to ban abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Critics are calling the proposal a ploy to attack abortion rights, while sponsors argue that it aims to protect the disabled from discrimination.

Republican lawmakers behind House Bill 131 say their goal is to ban the prevalent practice of abortions in case of a Down syndrome diagnosis, which national medical studies put as high as 90 percent.

“The idea is 

Law banning Down syndrome abortions mulled in Ohio — RT USA.