South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem plans to introduce a bill on Monday that bans aborting babies based solely on a diagnosis of Down syndrome.
Noem’s announcement came on the 48th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. She tweeted that she looks forward to the day when the Supreme Court “recognizes that all preborn children inherently possess a right to life.”
“To that end, on Monday I will introduce a bill that bans abortions based on a Down syndrome diagnosis,” she said.
Denmark reported 98 percent of people who received a positive test for Down syndrome terminated their pregnancy in 2015.
South Dakota already has a 20-week abortion ban and requires a 72-hour waiting period as well as counseling requirement before an abortion.