Gov. Kristi Noem backs bill to ban abortions of Down syndrome babies

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, R., is proposing a bill to the legislature that would prevent abortion for babies based on Down syndrome diagnoses.

"Today, I give the people of South Dakota an update on where we sit as a state, the challenging year that we’ve had but also where we can go from here in the opportunities we can grasp a hold of for families. I will talk about strong families, our economy, how to invest in our future and protecting life," Noem told "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday.

Noem was accompanied by Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy, her husband, former Wisconsin GOP Rep. Sean Duffy, and their daughter Valentina, who was born with Down syndrome. Noem said it is an "incredible conversation to have" and that "every life is precious regardless of the family's situation."

"I think little Valentina, right here. Her little face shows what a blessing that she is to this family, they are going to talk to the people of South Dakota and legislators how important that bill is," Noem said.

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