Center Fellow Responds to Indiana HB1337

Author: Center for Ethics and Culture

Mary O'Callaghan, a public policy fellow at the Center for Ethics and Culture and prenatal outreach coordinator for Michiana Down Syndrome, released an open letter to Indiana Governor Mike Pence regarding HB1337, which would ban abortion in the case of prenatal diagnosis of disability:

In this era of evidence-based medicine, prenatal diagnosis of disability is not guided by the truth. Instead, it is driven by fear and misinformation, with the result that children with disabilities are denied access, not just to some aspects of society, but to life itself. This is the ultimate form of discrimination; discrimination which was decried by the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, but over 25 years later is thriving in the field of prenatal medicine.