Florida’s House of Representatives has passed a bill that would protect preborn babies from abortion if the sole reason is that the child has been diagnosed in utero with a condition, like Down syndrome, spina bifida and others.
Known as House Bill 1221, it passed by a vote of 74-44. There is currently a companion bill in the Senate.
The bill states, “A physician may not perform or induce, or attempt to perform or induce, a disability abortion.” Under this bill, a woman cannot be prosecuted for seeking the abortion, and the abortionist would not be prosecuted if an abortion is conducted in order to “save the life of a mother.” However, truly life-threatening situations are few and far between and there are always the life-affirming options, including carefully continuing the pregnancy under medical guidance and or giving birth to the child earlier in pregnancy. From The Daily Citizen.