Just-announced legislation would help save lives in PA

“Around 180 babies are born with Down syndrome in Pennsylvania every year, according to the State Department of Health. And studies show that as many as 9 out of 10 children diagnosed in utero with Down syndrome are aborted. That’s just one example of the cost of abortion on Pennsylvania. And it’s something we can change.”

 

 

Help us protect unborn children diagnosed with Down syndrome

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What is the cost of abortion?

We alerted you this week about the U.S. Senate voting to end late-term abortion (which unfortunately fell short of the 60% majority need to overcome a filibuster on the bill; both U.S. Senators from Pennsylvania – Bob Casey and Pat Toomey – voted yes).

What’s alarming is the Congressional Budget Office in response to this federal bill actually put a price on a person’s life – claiming we would “save” around $7,000 for every child aborted at 21 weeks or later.

That is a dangerous proposition – one with devastating consequences. If this becomes our mentality – “saving money” over saving lives – where will it end?

For instance, what about an unborn child diagnosed with Down syndrome? Should they be eradicated from society simply because of this diagnosis?

The sad truth is that here in Pennsylvania, a baby can be aborted simply because of a diagnosis of Down syndrome. Having developmental delays – being “different” – should be no reason to abort an unborn child. Yet here in Pennsylvania, that is permitted by law.

Whether it be a lack of understanding about people with Down syndrome or a worldview that pressures abortion as a “solution” or perhaps lawmakers with faulty logic on putting a dollar-value on a person’s life, the majority of babies given a diagnosis of Down syndrome are aborted.

Thankfully, some state lawmakers are trying to change this here in Pennsylvania. New legislation has just been announced that would stop any child from being aborted solely due to a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome.

Please take a moment to contact your State Senator and State Representative and ask them to co-sponsor this legislation. We have set up an action alert to automatically identify your state officials and to email them this request. Just click here or go to tinyurl.com/ValueAll.

Around 180 babies are born with Down syndrome in Pennsylvania every year, according to the State Department of Health. And studies show that as many as 9 out of 10 children diagnosed in utero with Down syndrome are aborted. That’s just one example of the cost of abortion on Pennsylvania. And it’s something we can change.

Thank you for continuing to stand with us and with those who cannot speak for themselves. May we continue to advocate truth and to save more lives here in Pennsylvania.

 

Sincerely,

Michael Geer, President

Pennsylvania Family Council

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