By Mary Margaret Olohan
Published April 2, 2021 at 8:17am
Arizona lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday that bans abortions based on sex, race, or a diagnosis of a genetic abnormality, such as Down syndrome.
The legislation makes it a felony to knowingly perform such an abortion. It makes exceptions for medical emergencies.
The bill also states that the rights of unborn children at every stage of development must be acknowledged.
“We’re pleased to see the Arizona legislature taking bold steps to pass this strong pro-life bill,” Susan B. Anthony List state policy director Sue Liebel said in a statement.