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Wolf lacks sensitivity for Down syndrome

Gov. Tom Wolf recently vetoed a bill passed by a majority of the state legislature, including both the House and Senate.

All local representatives voted for this bill, which would have prohibited an abortion based upon the prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

Two years ago, Wolf vetoed a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks. He has been known as a strong proponent of abortion and a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood.

His veto of the legislation intended to protect those diagnosed with Down syndrome is just another example of our society’s rejection of the least among us.

It is estimated that up to 75% of those diagnosed with Down syndrome in this country are aborted.

In Iceland, the figure rises to almost 100%. Those of us who have been lucky enough to know children and young adults with Down syndrome realize what a gift they are to our society and to our families.

Those that I have known are not a burden, but are a joy and bring much love into the family that is blessed with their presence.

I wonder if Gov. Wolf knows any of these special children or adults?

R. Thomas Forr Jr.

Altoona

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