ACLU Sues To Halt ‘Unconstitutional’ Down Syndrome Abortion Law In Ohio

Source: NPR
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The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed a complaint Thursday on behalf of several abortion providers seeking to block a state law that bans abortions “because an unborn child has or may have Down Syndrome.”

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Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 214 into law late last year, although it is not scheduled to take effect until March 23, 2018.

The legislation makes it a felony for a provider to perform an abortion or try to when there is any “reason to believe that an unborn child has Down syndrome,” including a prenatal test. The physician could also have his or her medical license revoked under the law.

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