Ohio bill would prohibit abortions with Down syndrome diagnosis


COLUMBUS — Abortion opponents continue to urge state lawmakers to ban the procedure when it’s based solely on a pre-term diagnosis of Down syndrome.

Ohio Right to Life, a cell biologist and licensed physician were among those offering proponent testimony on the issue this week before the Ohio House’s Community and Family Advancement Committee, hoping to sway members to move HB 135 to the floor for a vote.

“It is my professional and personal position, based on science, philosophy and my view of human flourishing, that protectable human life begins at the moment of conception and extends to the grave,” said Dennis Sullivan, a doctor who serves as the director of the Center for Bioethics at Cedarville University.

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