Pro-lifers say they are fighting 'modern eugenics'

Friday, December 1, 2017
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Margaret SangerPro-lifers pursuing a legal fight in federal court have gotten help from a religious liberty law firm.

Alliance Defending Freedom along with lawyers from the Bioethics Defense Fund filed a friend-of-the-court brief in November with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.

According to ADF, the brief was filed on behalf of three Down syndrome groups and a women's advocacy organization that support a law in Indiana banning abortions based solely on a child's disability, race, or gender. 

baby feetPlanned Parenthood affiliates challenged the law in court and a federal judge stopped it from taking effect.  Now the Indiana attorney general is appealing the federal judge's decision.

ADF senior counsel Denise Burke supports the appeal.

"In this country," Burke tells OneNewsNow, "we protect people against sex, race, and disability discrimination, and there is absolutely no constitutionally protected right to discriminate against an unborn child in the womb."

The legal fight is a fight over "modern eugenics," says Dorinda Bordlee, senior counsel for Bioethics Defense Fund.

"Because," she says, "it addresses prenatal testing to target and eliminate a class of human beings based on sex or disability discrimination."

 

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