ACLU Files Suit Against an Ohio Law Protecting Children With Down Syndrome

Brittany M. Hughes | February 16, 2018
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As the nation and the world were mourning the lives of 17 students and faculty senseless taken during a school shooting at a Florida high school Wednesday, the ACLU was busy filing a lawsuit defending a person’s “right” to dismember children with special needs.

Which just seems a little counterintuitive, if you ask me.

The ACLU is taking aim at a recently passed Ohio law criminalizing abortions that target unborn children who’ve been diagnosed with Down syndrome in utero. The law stipulates that doctors will lose their medical licenses and face a fourth-degree felony for knowingly performing an abortion on the primary basis that the unborn child has Down syndrome.

The law doesn’t, however, criminalize the mother.

The ACLU argues that the law prevents a woman from making her own medical decisions, which supposedly include the right to terminate her own living child simply because he or she has special needs.

“If Ohio politicians wanted to proactively take a stance for people with disabilities, they should improve access to health care, education, or other services,” Freda Levenson, legal director for the ACLU of Ohio, said in a statement. 

The ACLU apparently finds nothing backwards about demanding that special needs persons be provided with government access to doctors and schools, but not the right to life in the first place.

When it comes to confiscating constitutionally protected firearms from millions of law-abiding Americans in the interest of school safety, the left cares all about children.

Just not, apparently, when they’re inconvenient, poor, black, disabled, or have special needs.

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