Gov. Herbert signs bill to ban abortions in Down syndrome cases

(Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo) Snow falls on the Utah Capitol, as seen on Dec. 4, 2017. As the 2019 Utah Legislature readies to take up the issue of housing affordability, some are saying the state’s approach isn’t tough enough on Utah cities.

SALT LAKE CITY — Governor Gary Herbert has now signed 187 bills from the 2019 legislative session, including a bill that prohibits the performing or inducing of an abortion sought because the unborn child has or may have Down syndrome.

The “Down Syndrome Nondiscrimination Abortion Act,” sponsored by Rep. Karianne Lisonbee, is one of 88 bills Herbert signed Friday.

Read more about the bill here.

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