The Sixth Circuit just took a massive step to protect the lives of unborn babies. The court vacated an earlier ruling that dismantled a ban on abortions that come as a result of a baby’s diagnosis with Down syndrome.
The Sixth Circuit decided that the previous decision, one heard by only a few of the judges, should get a second look. But this time, all the judges will participate.
In the interim, the ban on abortions that come as a result of a Down syndrome diagnosis has been reinstated.
This is huge step in the right direction — and one that has been central to the promises and policies of President Donald Trump. While he will certainly be watching closely to see what the final decision will be, this step is a massive win for him and for all those who value life.
“Individuals with Down Syndrome are offered great protection against discrimination by the state after they are born and…these protections against discrimination should also apply to these individuals before then,” declared the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), who filed an amicus brief in the case.
It’s impossible to predict what the Sixth Circuit will do from here, but this move is an excellent sign that they want another shot at deciding this case. Let’s keep an eye on this one.