Bill continues abortion controversy

ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- Conservative lawmakers want to throw doctors in jail if they abort a fetus solely because it has Down Syndrome.

It's the latest action coming from pro-life advocates. The lawmaker responsible says the disorder shouldn't be a life sentence.

Doctors could face a class 4 felony charge, one-to-three years behind bars and up to $25,000 in fines.

A similar initiative in Ohio failed. The state's ACLU says the government should not interfere and the choice should be up to the woman.
 


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