15Is Abortion Based On Genetic Abnormalities Discrimination?
For some women, their decision to have an abortion is fueled by the fact that they are told their baby will be born with a genetic defect or abnormality that they worry would negatively affect the child’s life forever. And using this as a reason to go through with an
abortion could, in some cases, be considered a form of discrimination.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 states that everyone, even those born with mental disabilities, are deserving of a live of civil rights and liberties. For those who are pro-life and anti-abortion, this extends to the unborn citizens of the United States as well.
Between 1989 and 2005, due to the amount of abortions which were performed because of the unborn babies having Down syndrome, the population overall of those with Down syndrome actually decreased by 15 percent.