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Published February 21, 2014, 04:44 AM

Down syndrome abortion ban struck down in South Dakota

Pierre, SD (WDAY TV) -- A South Dakota legislative panel has rejected a measure that would have banned abortions because a fetus has Down syndrome.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Pierre, SD (WDAY TV) -- A South Dakota legislative panel has rejected a measure that would have banned abortions because a fetus has Down Syndrome.

Lawmakers say it could have jeopardized the legal defense of other abortion restrictions.

The bill would have made it a misdemeanor for a doctor to perform or attempt an abortion in such cases.

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