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Equality Begins in the Womb

From our nation’s birth, our founders recognized the dignity inherent to all people, making each one of us equal in our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Because of this, Americans have fought for centuries to advance equality for every person, regardless of race, sex, or disability status. It has taken centuries, but discrimination is now acknowledged as unacceptable just about everywhere in America.

Everywhere, that is, except in the womb.

Americans discriminate against children in the womb routinely, and with disastrous effect.

Every year, thousands of mothers like Courtney Baker hear that their child will live with Down syndrome. Instead of giving advice on how to care for children with Down syndrome, or how much happiness these individuals bring to their families and communities, doctors tell parents like Courtney that they should abort them. Their “quality of life” would make them better off dead than alive.

Tragically, at least 67% of American babies with Down syndrome are aborted. While some lawmakers have attempted to prevent such discrimination, abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood have sued to keep these discriminatory practices legal.

Similarly, many abortion activists have fought against limiting sex-selective abortions, even though such abortions overwhelmingly target female children compared to male children. These activists argue that abortion is necessary for women to “participate equally in the economic and social life of the Nation.” They ignore the fact that abortion prevents tens of thousands of girls from participating in society at all.

Read more at March for Life

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