(LIFENEWS) – A Cincinnati, Ohio hospital has adopted a new, life-affirming policy that protects unborn babies from discriminatory abortions.
Doctors at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati are no longer allowed to abort unborn babies who have fetal abnormalities, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. The hospital adopted a new policy recently that will only allow abortions "in situations deemed to be a threat to the life of the mother," according to the report.
Unborn babies diagnosed with an abnormality or disability are frequently targeted for abortions. This discriminatory practice is causing increasing concern among many groups of people, especially pro-life advocates. In cases of Down syndrome, studies estimate as many as 90 percent of unborn babies are aborted. Some pro-lifers argue that the practice of aborting unborn babies with health problems is modern day eugenics, the elimination of people who society deems "unfit."
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Christ Hospital was the last in the Cincinnati area to change its policy prohibiting abortions in these cases, the report states.