Judge blocked Ohio law outlawing abortion if sought due to prenatal test indicating Down syndrome.
… because the laws were never meant to be enforced. This is what’s never said by the Down syndrome community. https://t.co/DrbothZwHy
— David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) March 16, 2018
I am continuing to follow these laws. PA is next.
No one explains how they will actually solve the problem they are allegedly intended to solve. The rhetoric is: “Down syndrome is good, abortions after pretnatal testing are bad, so we’ll make them illegal!” And too much of even the left-wing DS community applauds wildly, ignoring the way that Down syndrome is being used to undermine reproductive justice without, again, helping anyone with Down syndrome.
I often think that getting overturned by courts is exactly the desired result. The goal is to divide people. The goal is to get people who are nominally pro-choice to agree conceptually to exceptions.
Meanwhile, we’re not actually having the tough conversations around the future of human procreation in the age of CRISPR.