NC Governor Vetoes Bill Banning Abortions Based on Down Syndrome, Race and Sex

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“The message sent by this veto is that some human life is more valuable than others based on immutable characteristics.”

My family recently gathered at a restaurant to celebrate my oldest daughter’s birthday. As we were nearing the end of our meal, two small boys, followed by their mother, approached our table. One of the boys had Down Syndrome. His mom told us his father died recently. As he passed by our table, I smiled at him. He gave me a big hug as I whispered in his ear that his daddy was in heaven with Jesus. He whispered in my ear, “I know” and gave me a kiss on my cheek. This child blessed me as he expressed his personal connection with Jesus with a hug, kiss and two words, “I know”. This chance meeting was truly a blessing and a divine encounter. Terry Noble, Voices for Life

Below is a Christian Post article by Michael Gryboski concerning North Carolina’s governor’s veto of legislation protecting unborn babies from abortion based on downs syndrome, race or sex.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that, among other things, would have prohibited abortions from being performed because an unborn baby has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Last Friday, Cooper announced that he vetoed House Bill 453, also known as the “Human Life Nondiscrimination Act,” arguing that the bill is unconstitutional. The bill would have made it illegal in the Tar Heel State to perform abortions based on innate characteristics, such as race, sex or genetic characteristics, including any genetic abnormalities.

“This bill gives the government control over what happens and what is said in the exam room between a woman and her doctor at a time she faces one of the most difficult decisions of her life,” the Democrat governor said in a statement.

“This bill is unconstitutional and it damages the doctor-patient relationship with an unprecedented government intrusion.”

North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore, a Republican, took exception to the veto. 

“Gender, race, and disability are protected classes in most other contexts. Why should we allow the unborn to be discriminated against for these same traits?” Moore said in a statement

“The message sent by this veto is that some human life is more valuable than others based on immutable characteristics.”

Christian Post article continues here

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