N. Carolina ban on Down syndrome abortions goes to governor
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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