PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a sweeping anti-abortion bill banning the procedure if the woman seeks it solely because a fetus has a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome.
The measure he approved Tuesday has a host of other provisions championed by anti-abortion groups, including a requirement that fetal remains be buried or cremated and conferring civil rights on a fetus.
Ducey is a Republican who opposes abortion and has never vetoed a piece of anti-abortion legislation.
Republicans who oppose abortion in the Legislature backed the measure.
Democrats unanimously opposed it and called it an attack on women's reproductive rights.