Governor Noem Introduces Legislation to Ban Down Syndrome Abortions

Governor Noem Introduces Legislation to Ban Down Syndrome Abortions

PIERRE, S.D. – Today, Governor Kristi Noem introduced a bill to ban abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome.

“The Declaration of Independence summarizes what we all know in our hearts to be true: God created each of us and endowed all of us with the right to life. This is true for everyone, including those with an extra chromosome,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “I look forward to the day when the Supreme Court recognizes that all preborn children inherently possess this right to life, too. Until that time comes, I am asking the South Dakota legislature to pass a law that bans the abortion of a preborn child, just because that child is diagnosed with Down syndrome.”

Recent media reports illustrate that some European countries, like Iceland and Denmark, have virtually eliminated children with Down syndrome by aborting nearly every child that has it. Research estimates that two out of every three Down syndrome pregnancies in the United States end in an abortion. Tests to diagnose Down syndrome can be conducted as early as 10 weeks into pregnancy.

The 48th Anniversary of the fateful Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision was last Friday, January 22nd.


15 thoughts on “Governor Noem Introduces Legislation to Ban Down Syndrome Abortions”

  1. Oh here we go with more unconstitutional laws that will end up costing us a fortune to defend only to ultimately lose. I’m so fed up with her. Please primary her Marty. Please.

    1. Agree with aborting Down’s Syndrome babie, eh. Nazis had a program like that only they didn’t know in advance so they waited until they were born and then just euthanized them.

    2. I think a point is being made, about South Dakota floating law after law doomed to be tossed in court. South Dakota’s own voters don’t let such laws stand if they get referred after passage. Your insulting jibe comparing Anon 10:28 with Nazis seems to imply that a voting majority in the state are Nazis. Thanks RM.

  2. Many of the same people who will complain that “the state can’t do that” also voted to legalize marijuana.


  3. Assuming the legislation passes, how is it enforced? A woman is pregnant with a Down syndrome. The woman chooses to abort. She says it is for a reason other than Down syndrome. Who is to question it? As long as abortion is legal, I do not see how this is enforced.

      1. Does your “personal freedom” include the right to kill another human being because this special needs child will be inconvenient to you?

    1. Or you could say the “let’s stop leading the nation in most laws later killed after losing costly court fights” crowd is leading.

  4. Ya know I love how everyone whines about court battles being lost. Let me ask all of you a different question. When you stand before the Lord on judgement day is your excuse going to be “well we would have lost in court” so we didn’t support someone who tried. Many of you are going to be surprised someday when you have to account for every word you have spoken.

    If the realties of 2020 should teach us ANYTHING its that man cannot solve many of the problems and woes we face and YET many of us put our faith in man to fix them. We fight and argue over things instead of loving each other and keeping his word. I am saddened on a blog that supposed to be Conservative that this is even a discussion. Abortion is wrong period end of story. Any attempt to curtail it should be applauded even if we think its doomed to fail.

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