ACLU Sues Over Downs Syndrome Abortion Ban

(Columbus, OH)  --  The Ohio arm of the American Civil Liberties Union is suing over a law that prevents abortions based on a Down syndrome diagnosis.  

The suit filed Thursday names the state health department, medical board and county prosecutors. 

Officials with Planned Parenthood joined the ACLU at a news conference, claiming the 2017 law takes medical decisions away from patients and gives them to lawmakers.

The lawsuit is the latest salvo in Ohio between pro-abortion forces and opponents. There are at least two more abortion-related bills currently under consideration in the Ohio legislature.

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