Court Protects Life, Upholds State Ban on Abortion Due to Down Syndrome

Court Protects Life, Upholds State Ban on Abortion Due to Down Syndrome


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A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Tennessee can begin outlawing abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome or if they’re based on the race or gender of the unborn baby.

Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee enacted the so-called “reason bans” earlier this year as part of a sweeping pro-life measure.

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The law banned abortion as early as six weeks, making it one of the most stringent in the country.

The law was blocked by a lower federal court just hours after Lee signed it into law.

However, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision will allow the state to enforce the bans while pro-abortion groups continue their court battle against the law.

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The plaintiffs, which include Tennessee abortion

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