BY AMY HELD
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.”
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.