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S. 2745: Down Syndrome Discrimination by Abortion Prohibition Act

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About the bill

Should abortion be banned if prenatal tests indicate that the child born would have Down syndrome, and despite similar state laws repeatedly being ruled unconstitutional?

Context

While Roe v. Wade still stands as the law of the land, some states have recently banned abortion based on the fetus having Down syndrome.

Many of these laws have been blocked as unconstitutional in court, including most recently an Ohio law in October. But states have nonetheless passed such laws regardless, including Indiana, Louisiana, North Dakota, and Kentucky.

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Sponsor and status

James “Jim” Inhofe

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Oklahoma. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 30, 2019
Length: 9 pages
Introduced
Oct 30, 2019
Status

Introduced on Oct 30, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 30, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Oct 30, 2019
 
Introduced

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S. 2745 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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