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Published March 28, 2013, 06:53 PM

Parents speak out about anti-abortion law

One of the controversial bills Governor Jack Dalrymple signed in to law bans abortions performed solely for the purpose of gender selection and genetic abnormalities, such as Down Syndrome.

One of the controversial bills Governor Jack Dalrymple signed in to law bans abortions performed solely for the purpose of gender selection and genetic abnormalities, such as Down Syndrome.

Some parents of children with Down Syndrome say doctors gave them an option of aborting their child. I sat down with Meredith and Erin Baumann today. Meredith said she didn't know Erin had Down Syndrome until after she was born, but she would never have done anything to end the pregnancy. Through working with Special Olympics, Meredith says she's met many parents who feel the same way as she does. Meredith says Erin has solidified the family and shown her strength as a person.

Meredith: "Erin does a speech and she says I am a person. And that's what we have to remember, this is a person that we're talking about, not just an anomaly, a pregnancy is not an anomaly, it's not, it's a birth of a person."

The law does include a variety of special needs, not just down syndrome. A law expert we spoke with earlier this week emphasized how hard it would be for the court to determine the reason a woman is seeking abortion.

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