Florida Home passes invoice banning abortion primarily based on disability

Florida House has passed law banning doctors from performing an abortion solely because of a disability of the fetus.

House Bill 1221 passed the Republican controlled house on Friday, 74-44.

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“The concept of terminating a pregnancy due to a disability is modern eugenics,” Republican MP Tyler Sirois said, according to FOX13. “In the 1930s, the Nazis were working to establish a master race. They tried to remove from the gene pool any traits or conditions that they considered unworthy.”

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It is unclear what will happen to the accompanying bill in the Senate, which is also controlled by Republicans. The legislative period ends on April 30th.

“The Florida House PASSED # HB1221!” The Republicans of the House rejoiced on Twitter on Friday.

The House Democrats argued that abortion for fetal disabilities such as Down syndrome is an extremely personal matter in which the government should not play a role.

Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood tries to deny its founder, Margaret Sanger, for her views on race, but gets heat from those who say the abortion provider upholds racism in its current practices.


In a New York Times published in early April, the organization recognized Sanger’s past with eugenics and pledged to “reckon with” its legacy by making it less prominent in its “present and future,” among other things.

“We will no longer apologize or apologize for Margaret Sanger’s actions,” wrote Alexis McGill Johnson, CEO and President of Planned Parenthood.

Fox News’ Sam Dorman contributed to this report.

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