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N. Carolina ban on Down syndrome abortions goes to governor

After inspecting the facility, the Louisiana Department of Health determined Delta Clinic had...
After inspecting the facility, the Louisiana Department of Health determined Delta Clinic had failed to "order and maintain a supply of emergency drugs," resulting in a woman having to have a hysterectomy following an abortion.(unsplash.com)
Published: Jun. 10, 2021 at 4:59 PM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina’s Senate approved a measure on Thursday to prohibit doctors from performing abortions if a woman is seeking it because of race, sex or a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper is not expected to approve the bill.

Republican lawmakers and anti-abortion advocates say the proposal ensures equality by protecting fetuses that could have disabilities when they are born.

Abortion rights groups say it would interfere with a woman’s privacy, preventing them from having open conversations with their doctors and violating their constitutional rights.

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