Petition to Pass the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act

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I sign this petition in support of H.B. 214/S.B. 164, legislation to protect unborn babies diagnosed with Down syndrome from abortion. Sadly, up to 90 percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted. It is time that Ohio opposes this kind of discrimination against our most vulnerable.

One of the main reasons why abortion is so disproportionately high in the case of Down syndrome is because of stigma. Women abort after a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome because of the perceived parenting burden and perceived quality of life of children with Down syndrome. These are reversible factors that depend on our efforts. But abortion is irreversible.

Please support the passage of this legislation and help Ohio become a more supportive and empathetic state that refuses to discriminate against babies diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Who's signing

Hannah Brown
Michael Grace
Joan Rios
Jean M. Cullen
Jean Frey
Kathy Gibbons
Ellen Holtman
Elizabeth Weggesser
Julie Rubadue
jim keck
Jerry Rea Jr
Michelle Tibbetts
Andrea Coble
Lisa Buczek
Toni Glandon
Jo ann Wiblin
Lucille Pohlman
Mariruth Gilman
Becky Pollack
Mark Spenski
Katherine Spenski
fran Clark
James Voorhees
Joseph Liotta
Judith Grieshop
Christine Bolden
314 signatures

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  • Hannah Brown
    signed 2017-11-01 16:40:21 -0400
  • Michael Grace
    signed 2017-11-01 16:37:02 -0400
  • Joan Rios
    signed 2017-11-01 16:22:11 -0400
  • Jean M. Cullen
    signed 2017-11-01 16:13:15 -0400
  • Jean Frey
    signed 2017-11-01 15:58:31 -0400
  • Kathy Gibbons
    signed 2017-10-27 12:51:02 -0400
    Kathy Gibbons
  • Ellen Holtman
    signed via 2017-10-26 21:03:19 -0400
    Ellen Holtman
  • Elizabeth Weggesser
    signed via 2017-10-26 21:01:57 -0400
  • Julie Rubadue
    signed 2017-10-26 19:45:31 -0400
  • jim keck
    signed 2017-10-26 11:26:15 -0400
  • Jerry Rea Jr
    signed 2017-10-26 10:44:58 -0400
  • Michelle Tibbetts
    signed via 2017-10-26 10:44:56 -0400
  • Andrea Coble
    signed via 2017-10-26 09:24:23 -0400
    Stop the genocide
  • Lisa Buczek
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-26 08:06:44 -0400
    Sign the petition: Petition to Pass the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act
  • Lisa Buczek
    signed 2017-10-26 08:06:06 -0400
    Thank you for the work you are doing to protect these children. Our world is a better more compassionate place when open our hearts to those around us who are vulnerable but an important part of ooh society.
  • Toni Glandon
    signed 2017-10-26 06:52:12 -0400
  • Jo ann Wiblin
    signed 2017-10-26 05:21:48 -0400
  • Lucille Pohlman
    signed 2017-10-25 23:09:07 -0400
    Lucille Pohlman
  • Mariruth Gilman
    signed 2017-10-25 22:35:06 -0400
  • Becky Pollack
    signed 2017-10-25 21:56:16 -0400
  • Keith Kathleen Hatem
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-25 21:31:06 -0400
    Sign the petition: Petition to Pass the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act
  • Mark Spenski
    signed via 2017-10-25 20:50:38 -0400
  • Katherine Spenski
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-25 20:41:05 -0400
    Sign the petition: Petition to Pass the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act
  • Katherine Spenski
    @wvnative tweeted link to this page. 2017-10-25 20:40:57 -0400
    Sign the petition: Petition to Pass the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act http://www.ohiolife.org/petition_to_pass_the_down_syndrome_non_discrimination_act?recruiter_id=12648
  • Katherine Spenski
    signed 2017-10-25 20:37:02 -0400
    Downs people, like my youngest brother, are some of the sweetest people on earth.
  • fran Clark
    signed 2017-10-25 19:09:20 -0400
  • James Voorhees
    signed 2017-10-25 18:36:15 -0400
  • Joseph Liotta
    signed 2017-10-25 18:35:00 -0400
    Joseph Liotta
  • Judith Grieshop
    signed 2017-10-25 17:33:49 -0400
    if parents only know how much love these kids have they would never abort them and also they should know God choose then to take care of these special people .

    I will keep this in my prayers and hope it passes.
  • Christine Bolden
    signed 2017-10-25 17:27:13 -0400

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