Tennis great, Martina Navratilova, is upset with pro life legislation

By Tom Quiner

Martina Navratilova with her wife

Martina Navratilova with her wife

Tennis legend, Martin Navratilova, tweeted the following:

“Ohio Bill Would Ban Abortion if Down Syndrome Is Reason, – apparently Roe v Wade doesn’t apply in Ohio?!?”

She suggests there is something wrong with such a piece of legislation.

The law has been proposed because some 90 to 95% of people with the extra Downs chromosome are aborted. An entire class of people are being wiped out by this targeted application of “Roe v Wade.”

Ms. Navratilova apparently doesn’t feel much empathy for this group.

Let us suppose that scientists discovered a “gay gene.” Let us suppose that moms and dads began aborting their kids because they carried this gay gene. Let us suppose that some 90 to 95% of this section of the population were wiped out due to the targeted application of human abortion.

Would Ms. Navratilova, a lesbian, feel the same?


  1. leftfooter on August 25, 2015 at 6:34 am

    I cannot (and do not wish to) argue wth your reasoning.

    Bravo, and God bless!

  2. oarubio on August 25, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Very sad that she has gone this route. Evonne Goolagong Cawley should be the respected tennis great, not Martina.

  3. parrillaturi on August 25, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    She would not agree with your premise. Me thinks she has Downs traits, or maybe not. I have worked and communicated with downs children. They are the most lovable kids, but most of all, Gods children. She, on the other hand does not represent lovable traits, as evidenced by her statements.

    • quinersdiner on August 26, 2015 at 7:48 am

      Not by those comments. Great to hear from you!

  4. Shawn Pavlik on August 26, 2015 at 9:30 am

    I would loved to have seen Martina and Steffi Graf play, both in their primes. Serena Williams may eclipse them both by the time she is done.

    • quinersdiner on August 26, 2015 at 10:04 am

      My sense is that Serena in her prime could beat anyone else in their prime.

  5. encourage the faithful on August 26, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Like the typical true “lesbian” (as opposed to those young women who think it is de rigueur to try it out) Martina rebels against men and God. To put it delicately she has male envy and believes the patriarch rules society. Any authoritarian stance gets her goat. Her reasoning has become futile because she eschews the proper function of her sex, she rants and does not provide any cogent reasoning for her demands.

  6. ukechick on August 31, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    This bill has nothing to do with the quality of life for folks with DS. It is simply a tool to chip away at a woman’s rights.

    • quinersdiner on September 1, 2015 at 10:35 am

      I’m not sure how you can say that. Downs kids are targeted in the womb for human abortion. 95% are killed via human abortion. That has a pretty big effect on the quality of their life, since it ends it. And how does that affect a woman’s rights? If a woman freely enters into a sexual relationship, both parties should take responsibility for the consequences. If they don’t like the potential consequences (pregnancy), they should embrace chastity. Women’s (or men’s) rights should not trump the little guy’s rights in the wombs. Thanks for writing.

  7. Hamilton A. Marshall HAM on September 11, 2015 at 11:11 am

    this fills me with sadness – how can anyone view people with downs syndrome as not worthy of living? This is a human life. I have people in my people who are learning disabled and a brother who was initially diagnosed as downs syndrome. To think people would abort them because they aren’t “normal” breaks my heart. They aren’t normal I guess insofar that they don’t break laws, do work hard, don’t abuse drugs or alcohol, and are honest loving people.

    • quinersdiner on September 11, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      This is a very strong response, Hamilton, especially your last sentence. My Downs nephew works two jobs and works his tail off. Thanks for writing. I very much appreciate what you said and how you said it.