From LPB, “Indiana has become the second state in the nation, following North Dakota, to ban abortions motivated by objections to Down syndrome. Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill yesterday to protect termination of pregnancies simply because of a disability, race or sex.”
By INDIANAPOLIS (Associated Press) | fox32chicago.com
Indiana has a strict new abortion law, one that bans abortions on the basis of fetal abnormalities like Down syndrome, and also requires that all fetal remains be buried or cremated.
Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed the measure just hours ahead of his deadline to take action on the proposal approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature two weeks ago, the governor’s office said. It is due to take effect in July, but Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky said it will ask a court to block the measure before that can happen.