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Oral Arguments on the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act next week in Cincinnati

by | Jan 23, 2019

Editor’s note. The following came from Ohio Right to Life. The Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act was signed into law on December 22, 2017. SB 164 prohibits abortions for the sole reason of a Down syndrome diagnosis.

Federal District Court Judge Timothy Black (appointed by President Obama) issued a preliminary injunction blocking the law from taking effect on March 23, 2018. Judge Black is a former director and then president of Planned Parenthood in Cincinnati.

Next Wednesday, January 30, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will hear oral arguments in the case of Preterm v. Lance Himes. Preterm (the abortion facility in Cleveland) and other pro-abortion groups have teamed up to sue on our Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act that was signed into law in December 2017.

The oral argument will be held at the Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse (100 East Fifth Street Cincinnati). The oral arguments for the day begin at 9 A.M. Because the Preterm v. Lance Himes arguments are third on the January 30th docket, its best to arrive at 9 A.M. or a little before to get a seat, and just in case the first two cases go quickly.

The oral arguments will take place in room 403.


Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Time: 9 A.M.

Location: 100 East Fifth Street Cincinnati, Room 40

Categories: Down Syndrome