U.S. Appeals Court Finds Ohio Can Enforce Ban on Down Syndrome Abortions
Another federal appeals court recently declared a similar Arkansas law unconstitutional
A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Ohio can enforce a 2017 law banning abortions when medical tests show that a fetus has Down syndrome.
In a 9-7 decision, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said the law did not create a substantial obstacle to obtaining abortions, was reasonably related to Ohio's legitimate interests, and was "valid in all conceivable cases."
Another federal appeals court declared a similar Arkansas law unconstitutional in January. The split could prompt the Supreme Court's 6-3 conservative majority to take up the issue.
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