FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stephanie Ranade Krider
DATE: Friday, October 11, 2019 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 302
COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Today, in a 2 to 1 decision, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to block Ohio's Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act (HB 214) from going into effect. Former Ohio Governor John Kasich signed the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act in December 2017.
The following statement may be attributed to Stephanie Ranade Krider, vice president of Ohio Right to Life:
"Unborn persons with Down Syndrome deserve the same protections afforded to those already born through the Americans with Disabilities Act. While we are obviously saddened by the decision of the Court, this serves to show the moral contradictions and outright discrimination imposed by abortion jurisprudence that sorely need to be settled. We urge the attorney general to request an en banc review by the 6th Circuit. We also pray that the time may come sooner than later that the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe and allow states to settle in law what we already know to be true: an unborn human is as deserving of human rights as any other already born."
Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 chapters and local affiliates, is Ohio's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death.