Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) introduced a bill on Monday that would bar women in South Dakota from getting an abortion because the fetus has been found to have Down syndrome, according to the Argus Leader.
The bill, introduced Monday as part of the legislative session, comes on the heels of the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, which protects a woman's right to an abortion under the U.S. Constitution.
“The Declaration of Independence summarizes what we all know in our hearts to be true: God created each of us and endowed all of us with the right to life," Noem stated in a press release Monday. "This is true for everyone, including those with an extra chromosome.“
She stated she looks forward to the day when the Supreme Court "recognizes that all preborn children inherently possess this right to life, too."