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Arizona governor signs abortion ban for genetic issues

Abortion Arizona
Posted at 3:52 PM, Apr 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-27 20:32:41-04

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.