Arizona Governor Signs Ban On Abortions Based On Genetic Abnormalities

Arizona governor signs ban on abortions based on genetic abnormalities
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey in the Oval Office of the White H...

Arizona governor Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed a measure banning abortions performed solely on the basis of genetic disorders of the fetus, such as Down syndrome or cystic fibrosis, unless the condition is classified as fatal.

The passed bill makes it a crime for a medical professional to terminate a pregnancy simply because of a hereditary abnormality in the Fetus. Doctors who perform such an abortion could face imprisonment under the recently enacted law, imposed by opponents as medically denounced.


An Arizona spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Advocates said the group and others are considering a legal challenge. The bill must come into force 90 days after the legislature’s decision for the year. Support from Ducey, who has never vetoed abortion restrictions and calls himself “proud for life”, was not unexpected.

“There is immeasurable value in all life, regardless of genetic makeup,” said Ducey, a Republican now in his second term as governor, in a statement. “We will continue to prioritize protecting the lives of our unborn children, and this legislation goes a long way toward protecting real human life.

In addition to banning abortions due to genetic abnormalities, the measure, Senate Act 1457, also makes the use of force or threat.” to intimidate a woman into terminating her pregnancy on this basis, or to accept or ask for money to pay for such an abortion, a criminal act.

The measure does not apply to cases where a genetic disease is considered fatal to the Fetus or abortions requested for other reasons permitted by law, including the protection of life and health. The new law requires any doctor performing an abortion to fill out an affidavit stating that the woman will not terminate her pregnancy due to an abnormality and that the doctor must inform the mother that abortions are racial, gender, or gender of the child.

Any genetic disorder is illegal. Several federal courts have taken different positions on such restrictions—the sixth court of appeal for the U. Circuit. Medical tests show that a fetus has Down syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes cognitive impairment and developmental delays.

That court ruled that Ohio law was not a material barrier to obtaining abortions, was reasonably related to the state’s legitimate interests, and was “valid in all cases.” However, the 8th US Court of Appeal declared a law unconstitutional. Similar from Arkansas in January.The majority of the Conservative Supreme Court 6-3 to address the issue.

Proponents of the measure say it is intended to protect against modern eugenics, the notion of selective breeding to “eliminate” hereditary diseases, disabilities, and traits that are considered undesirable for the human population. The American Civil Liberties Union condemned the bill, saying it “will certainly have unintended consequences for people with pregnancy loss of any kind, forcing people to end unwanted pregnancies.

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