Down syndrome abortion ban approved by Arkansas Senate

Today is World Down Syndrome Day and while many countries like Iceland are aborting all their babies with down syndrome, several US states are putting a ban on aborting babies diagnosed with the genetic disorder.

In Arkansas, the state Senate voted 29-2 to approve a bill that prohibits doctors from performing abortions because of a Down syndrome diagnosis. It will head to the House, and is expected to pass.

Arkansas recently enacted an abortion ban after 18-weeks and follows other states like North Dakota and Kentucky in banning abortion for a genetic anomaly.

Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action, tweeted that “of the babies diagnosed with Down syndrome: 100% are aborted in Iceland 98% are aborted in Denmark 67% are aborted in the US. Our world is being stripped of love, joy & beauty. This lethal discrimination must end.”



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