North Carolina Ban On Down Syndrome Abortions Goes To Governor

Jun 10, 2021

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.