The ACLU Has Filed a Constitutional Challenge to Ohio’s Law Prohibiting Doctors from Performing Abortions Based on a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome

February 15, 2018

(Associated Press) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, saying claims it is an anti-discrimination effort are a masquerade. The suit against the state Health Department, state medical board and county prosecutors charged with carrying out the 2017 law was filed in federal court in Cincinnati on behalf of Preterm in Cleveland, Planned Parenthood and other Ohio abortion providers.

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