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Abortion opponents are pushing to enact more state bans modeled after a new law in Indiana that makes it illegal to abort a fetus because it would be born with a disability.

The Indiana law, signed by Republican Governor Mike Pence last week, bars abortions when the woman is seeking to terminate solely because her fetus is expected to have a physical or mental disability, including Down syndrome. Women in that situation could still obtain abortions, as long as they had other reasons for doing so.


Still, conservative advocacy groups say the law sends an important message — and they’re pushing it as part of a package of other abortion restrictions, dubbed the “Infants’ Protection Project.”

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