Pence signs law requiring women give birth to disabled, deformed babies

by Dan Carden  |  published on March 25, 2016

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INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Gov. Mike Pence once again has thrust Indiana into the national spotlight after signing into law Thursday a controversial abortion limitation.

House Enrolled Act 1337, which takes effect July 1, requires a pregnant woman who learns her child will be born with Down syndrome, another genetic disease or physical deformities that aren’t immediately lethal, to carry the pregnancy to term and give birth.

A doctor who performs an abortion knowing the woman’s motivation for terminating her pregnancy is due to a diagnosis, or potential diagnosis, of a genetic fetal anomaly or disability risks losing his or her medical license and is subject to civil financial penalties under the new law.

The statute also prohibits women from obtaining an abortion due to the gender, race, color, national origin or ancestry of the fetus.

  • ADRoberts

    The title of this article is deceptive. It does not say that. It does deal with babies with Downs and other disabilities. And IF you have ever know someone with Downs, you know that they are more civilized than most people and ALL politicians.

  • Margaret Thomason

    I AM SO GLAD TO SEE STATES BEGINNING TO TAKE LAWS BACK AND BEGIN TO BRING BACK GOD’S LAWS, PRINCIPLES. AND MORALS. I KNOW THAT MY STATE OF ALABAMA HAS A BILL COMING UP TO MAKE ALL ABORTIONS ILLEGAL. ABORTION IS NOTHING BUT LEGALIZED MURDER. I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT THE WOMAN AND ALL MEDICAL ATTENDANTS INCLUDING THE DOCTORS SHOULD BE HELD LIABLE FOR THE MURDER OF AN UNBORN CHILD.
    IF A WOMAN IS ATTACKED AND HER UNBORN BABY DIES FROM THE ASSAULT, THEN THE PERSON WHO COMMITTED THE ASSAULT IS CHARGED WITH MURDER OF THAT UNBORN BABY. I PERSONALLY DO NOT SEE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOME ONE BEING ACCUSED OF MURDER DURING AN ATTACK

  • Deborah Tucker

    What’s wrong with protecting the unborn? A woman is selfish, narrow minded, and a murderer if she aborts on reasons such as the ones they listed. The baby nor the woman are in any danger.

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