Kristi Noem, South Dakota’s governor said on Tuesday, Jan. 12, that she proposed a law to prohibit abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, a practice promoted by globalist organizations such as the U.N. and Planned Parenthood.
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
According to Noem, countries like Iceland and Denmark have almost completely eliminated people with Down syndrome through abortion.
“The Declaration of Independence summarizes what we all know in our hearts to be true,” Noem said. “God created each of us and endowed all of us with the right to life. This is true for everyone, including those with an extra chromosome.”
Noem also expressed her hope that one day the Supreme Court will recognize that all lives have a right to live, alluding to the possibility that with the Supreme Court having a conservative majority—abortion legalization will be reviewed at the national level.
Until that happens, Noem said, I am asking the South Dakota Legislature to pass a law that bans abortion just because that child is diagnosed with Down syndrome.
She added, “With the help of several pro-life groups across the state, my team will present legislation for your consideration and swift passage.”
Noem appealed to the hearts of her people to adopt children and give them a home and care. Adoption is seen by pro-life as a valid argument for mothers who do not want to give birth to their children for various reasons.
In fiscal year 2020 alone, South Dakota licensed 238 new foster homes.
In December 2020, the civic group Moms for America presented Noem with the Influential Mother award.
Kimberly Fletcher, founder and president of the nonprofit Christian pro-family organization, praised Noem’s leadership in 2020 as the country faced the CCP Virus pandemic.
“We need more people who will stand up for truth, for freedom, for family, and be that common sense voice that we need.”
South Dakota did not lockdown its economy or issue face mask mandates amid the pandemic, following President Trump’s advice and has since then, not experienced dramatic spikes in cases or deaths.