House Bill: Prenatal discrimination shouldn't be a thing

Friday, April 9, 2021
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

pregnant woman maroon dressNorth Carolina lawmakers are being asked to save the lives of preborn babies with Down syndrome.

The Human Life Non-Discrimination Act (House Bill 453) has been introduced in the state legislature to ban discrimination abortions, ending abortions based on race, gender, or Down syndrome diagnosis.

"Positive results of non-invasive prenatal screening tests can be wrong more than 50% of the time," explains Tami Fitzgerald of the North Carolina Values Coalition. "An organization in North Carolina, the Down Syndrome Alliance found that these inaccurate testing measures are in use for 99% of our state's cases."

Even the 50% who are correctly diagnosed and do, in fact, have Down syndrome can lead happy and productive lives, but 70% of children who are given a prenatal diagnosis are ultimately killed through abortion.

Fitzgerald

While the bill has just been introduced and begins the committee process, Fitzgerald plans to move on another aspect of saving the lives of babies with Down syndrome.

"We absolutely think that doctors should be required to give women who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome some information about the life expectancy and just the functionality of most Down syndrome children," she shares. "That is an issue that we'll be following up on with later legislation."

Mississippi recently passed a bill that requires doctors who do diagnose Down syndrome in the womb to also provide parents with complete information and a list of available resources.

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