Washington D.C., Jan 28, 2021 / 06:50 am America/Denver (CNA).
Members of Congress announced on Thursday they would be re-introducing a ban on discrimination abortion, or abortion based on a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kan.) and Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) have announced their intent to re-introduce the Protecting Individuals with Down Syndrome Act on Friday, the same day as the now-virtual March for Life.
In a statement to CNA, Estes said, “It’s tragic that in the United States babies are being targeted simply because they have one more chromosome.”
“This legislation is about ensuring that the rights of individuals with disabilities are protected,” he added.
In the case of an unborn child aborted based on a Down syndrome diagnosis, the legislation would permit certain relatives of the deceased child to bring civil action against the abortion performers. It also specifies that the mother of the aborted child cannot be prosecuted.