Judge Timothy Black will hear arguments for Preterm v. Lance Himes
For Immediate Release
January 29, 2019
Oral Arguments on the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act will take place in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati tomorrow, January 30th. Judge Timothy Black, who was nominated by former President Obama, will preside over the hearings in the case Preterm v. Lance Himes.
After the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act was signed into Ohio law in December 2017, Preterm (a notorious abortion facility in Cleveland), Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region, Roslyn Kade, and other pro-abortion groups teamed up to sue, claiming the law to be unconstitutional.
While every unborn child deserves protection from abortion death, this particular law protects those targeted because they are identified before birth as “abnormal” or “imperfect” due to a Down Syndrome prediction. (Note, Down Syndrome “prediction,” because prenatal testing is unreliable.)
After the law was passed, it was appealed and Judge Timothy Black granted a preliminary injunction. As such, the law has never been enforced.
The oral arguments are open to the public. The court begins hearing cases at 9:00 a.m., and Preterm v. Lance Himes is early on the docket. We recommend you arrive at 9:00 a.m. to get a seat when the court opens.
The oral arguments will take place in room 403 at the Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse on 100 East Fifth Street in Cincinnati.
We hope to see many pro-lifers there in support of this life-saving bill!