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NC lawmakers pass ban on abortions because of Down syndrome

"Children should not have to pass a genetic test to earn the right to be born," said Sen. Joyce Krawiec, R-Forsyth. "This is eugenics in its worst form."
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RALEIGH, N.C. — Legislation that would prevent a woman from getting an abortion in North Carolina simply because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome was on its way to Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday after it received final approval in the state Senate.

The 27-20 party-line vote in the Senate followed more than half an hour of emotional debate among five female senators.

"Children should not have to pass a genetic test to earn the right to be born," said Sen. Joyce Krawiec, R-Forsyth. "This is eugenics in its worst form."

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