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Okay fine, let’s talk about abortion

Last week, a House committee gave the green light to H.B. 166, Rep. Lisonbee’s resurrected bill prohibiting abortion if the sole reason is because the fetus has Down syndrome. It’s a bad bill for a number of reasons: it can’t go into effect right now because it would be unconstitutional; it’s more “resolution” than “bill”

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Bill that would ban abortions solely based on Down syndrome diagnosis heads to House floor

This article originally appeared in the Deseret News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — Lisa Wilson, a woman with Downs syndrome, told lawmakers Wednesday she was “given a blessing” when she was born weighing 2 pounds, 3 ounces. At the time, a doctor said she would “never do anything,” not even “walk, talk, read or write” and she would be “bald,” she said. Wilson,

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