Arizona passes sweeping anti-abortion bill banning procedure for genetic issues

Arizona passes sweeping anti-abortion bill banning procedure for genetic issues

The Guardian

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Under bill signed by the governor, doctors can in some cases face felony charges for performing the procedure

Arizona’s governor has signed a sweeping anti-abortion bill that bans the procedure if the woman is seeking it solely because a fetus has a genetic abnormality such as Down’s syndrome.

Doctors who perform an abortion solely because the child has a survivable genetic issue can face felony charges. The proposal also contains a raft of other provisions sought by abortion opponents.

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