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The North Carolina legislature voted to ban abortion based on race, sex or Down syndrome diagnoses on Thursday.

The Senate bill passed on a party-line vote of 27-20, with all the Democrats rejecting the bill, The Associated Press reported.

The bill had earlier passed the House, where only six Democrats supported the measure.

The bill that will require doctors to get signed confirmation that a woman is not getting an abortion due to the race, sex or prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis.

The bill will now head to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper who is likely to veto the legislation, AP noted.

Even if the legislation were to go through, many abortion laws that have been passed in Republican states are currently being battled in court. 

A federal appeals court recently blocked Missouri’s abortion ban that prohibited abortions after eight weeks into the pregnancy.

Republicans supported the measure in North Carolina with state Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R) saying “Children should not have to pass a genetic test to earn the right to be born,” according to AP.

She says the bill prevents “modern-day eugenics.”

Sen. Sarah Crawford (D) opposed the bill and Republicans’ description of it.

“This bill is not about the joy that people with disabilities bring to the world,” Crawford said. “This bill is about controlling women. Simple as that.”

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