Indiana is now the second state to pass a law that protects babies with fetal genetic abnormalities from abortion, including unborn babies with Down Syndrome.
Governor Mike Pence signed the bill into law Thursday, calling it “a measure that affirms the value of all human life.”
In addition to prohibiting abortions for genetic defects, the law also bans abortions performed on the basis of the child’s race, sex, or ancestry.
“I believe that a society can be judged by how it deals with its most vulnerable – the aged, the infirm, the disabled and the unborn,” Pence said in a statement.
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