State Takes a Stand for Life with Bill Banning Abortions Due to Genetic Abnormality

State Takes a Stand for Life with Bill Banning Abortions Due to Genetic Abnormality


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Arizona lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday that bans abortions based on sex, race, or a diagnosis of a genetic abnormality, such as Down syndrome.

The legislation makes it a felony to knowingly perform such an abortion. It makes exceptions for medical emergencies.

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The bill also states that the rights of unborn children at every stage of development must be acknowledged.

“We’re pleased to see the Arizona legislature taking bold steps to pass this strong pro-life bill,” Susan B. Anthony List state policy director Sue Liebel said in a statement.

Arizona House sends bill to Gov @dougducey‘s desk banning lethal discrimination abortions due to a #Downsyndrome dignosis + much more

Thank you to #SB1457‘s sponsor @NancyBarto, as well as @cathiherrod and all our #ProLife allies

Our statement: https://t.co/k3jKR1g9of pic.twitter.com/QYaq1Yf1WE

— Susan B. Anthony List

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