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Indiana Could Ban Abortion in Cases of Downs Syndrome

March 18, 2016

(Washington Post) – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) is mulling a sweeping abortion bill that among other provisions would bar the procedure in cases where it is sought because of a diagnosis of a fetal disability such as Down syndrome. The bill, which was passed by the legislature last week, would make Indiana the second state in the nation after North Dakota to ban abortion in those cases, as well as instances where the decision is based on the sex or race of the fetus. The measure also could make Indiana the first state in the country to require that all fetal remains be buried or cremated.

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