Down syndrome

Down syndrome abortion ban stands in appeals court ruling

BY: - April 14, 2021

A court of appeals said an Ohio law banning abortions in Down Syndrome cases can continue, reversing the decision of a lower court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit said a group of clinics who provide abortions across the state “failed to demonstrate a likelihood of success” in challenging the constitutionality of […]


Mother: Pols should focus on helping children with Down syndrome, not abortion bans

BY: - March 7, 2020

My name is Emily Chesnut and I am a mother of a child with Down syndrome, her name is Nora and she recently turned 9. I write this to on behalf of my family and many friends who also love someone with Down syndrome.  I am especially thankful to Dr. Leesha Thrower, a dear friend […]

New year, new court fight over Down syndrome abortion

BY: - December 30, 2019

The new year will bring new discussions on a law that prohibited abortions after a Down syndrome diagnosis. A panel of judges for the 6th United States Circuit Court of Appeals set a new hearing date for March 11, and a briefing schedule starting Jan. 13 in the case pitting a Cleveland women’s health clinic […]