I recently moved to Ohio, two weeks ago actually, and I was concerned with how the political spectrum would pan out here. If you are familiar with Ohio, then you may know they refer to it as Kasichstan, because of Governor John Kasich and his liberal ways.
I am beyond joyed to hear that the Ohio Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that will prevent women from having an abortion, based on a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome.
The Senate Bill 164, which is also called the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act, passed overwhelmingly with a 20-12 vote.
This is a life-altering bill and will save babies with Down syndrome from being murdered for simply having an extra chromosome.
Pro-life groups in the Buckeye State applauded the move, noting that the legislation is a step in the right direction towards protecting every human lie.
Mike Gonidakis , Ohio Right to Life president said, “We are continuously encouraged by how Ohio is on the forefront of protecting the unborn,” he continued, “All Ohioans regardless of the gender, skin color or disability deserve the right to live out their God given potential and purpose.”
The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Frank LaRose, told Cleveland.com that aborting a child simply because of a diagnosis is the most lethal form of discrimination.
The Ohio House passed its version of the bill earlier this month. Now both legislative bodies must now reconcile their differences on the bill before it heads to the desk of Gov. John Kasich.
“We should not be making a judgment of one life being more valuable than another,” LaRose added, “To me, it’s a question of medical ethics as much as what kind of society we want to live in.”
I pray that we can get the governor’s signature and pass the final bill, because this is a HUGE step forward.