In her State of the State Address Tuesday, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) said she will ask her legislature to ban abortions that are sought on the basis of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
“We must stand for the right to life of every preborn child,” the governor said:
Children with Down Syndrome are a gift to us all. 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.
We must stand for the right to life of every preborn child.
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) January 12, 2021
During her address, Noem introduced two families – the Fites and the Duffys – who have children with Down syndrome.
“Cody Fite and Valentina Duffy both have Down syndrome,” the governor said, and added:
God blessed these beautiful children with an additional