Missouri: can you help us protect the most vulnerable?
A Missouri state senator has proposed a bill that would ban abortions based on prenatal screenings for Down syndrome.
This would be an important step towards protecting the lives of all unborn children. Please stand with Senator David Sater and ask the Missouri Senate Committee of Seniors, Families and Children to pass SB 802 out of committee so it can be debated on the Senate floor.
Children diagnosed in utero with Down syndrome are aborted at an alarmingly high rate. Nine hospital based studies found the rate of abortion at their institutions to be as high as 85% when a preborn child is diagnosed with Down syndrome.
Ryan Gallagher, father of a 2-year-old girl with Down syndrome who testified at a hearing for SB 802 said, “Knowing a little more about a child - that they will have some additional challenges ahead - shouldn’t give a parent the right to decide a baby isn’t good enough or worthy of living.”
A summary of S.B. 802 reads:
“This act prohibits any person from performing or inducing an abortion on a woman if the person knows that the woman is seeking the abortion solely because of a prenatal diagnosis, test, or screening indicating Down syndrome or the potential of Down syndrome in an unborn child.”
All human life, regardless of disability, is precious in the sight of God. We must fight to protect the lives all of unborn children. This legislation would be an important restriction on abortion and would save many precious lives. Please sign this petition to stand with Senator Sater in protecting the most vulnerable in Missouri.
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Protect Babies With Down Syndrome