Horrible development: Abortions based on chromosomes

The debate over life has intensified in recent days as pro-abortion activists push back against a series of new state laws banning the procedure based on a pre-natal diagnosis of Down syndrome, but a leading pro-life voice says such abortions are nothing more than “genetic discrimination” and a disturbing sign for our culture.

Baby with Down syndrome (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

In recent months, North Dakota, Indiana, Ohio and Louisiana have adopted laws banning abortions because the unborn child is found to have Down Syndrome. The legal pushback is already underway, and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus stirred up a fierce response by defending the decision of most mothers to abort such children.

“I’m going to be blunt here: That was not the child I wanted. That was not the choice I would have made. You can call me selfish, or worse, but I am in good company. The evidence


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