Federal appeals court upholds Tennessee ban on abortion for Down syndrome
A federal appeals court in Tennessee has ruled it is lawful for the state to ban abortions requested on the grounds of Down syndrome, gender, or race, CBN News reports. In making this decision the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the legality of a law enacted by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) earlier this year.
The case had been brought by abortion rights groups who argued Leeâ€™s law is too vague, CBN News reports. The legislation also bans abortion from six weeksâ€™ gestation.
Following the ruling, Lee said in a statement last week Friday: "Every life is precious and every child has inherent human dignity. Our law prohibits abortion based on the race, gender, or diagnosis of Down syndrome of the child and the court's decision will save lives. Protecting our most vulnerable Tennesseans is worth the fight."...