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Utah governor signs Down syndrome abortion ban

 

March 22, 2019



SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a proposal to ban abortions if the only reason is the fetus has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.

But the legislation signed Friday will only go into effect if a similar law is upheld in court elsewhere, a provision added to address criticism that it could embroil the state in an expensive lawsuit.

Herbert did not immediately comment on his decision, but has said he's generally "a pro-life guy."

Republican Rep. Karianne Lisonbee has said she sponsored the measure because too many fetuses with a Down syndrome diagnosis are being abor...



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