Attorney General Daniel Cameron, R-Kentucky, joined Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost in filing a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit urging the court to uphold a Tennessee abortion law, according to a news release.
The Tennesse law bans abortions where a doctor has knowledge that the abortion is sought because the unborn child has Down syndrome or because of the unborn child’s race or gender. The Tennessee anti-discrimination abortion law was recently ruled unconstitutional by a panel of the Sixth Circuit due to its “knowledge requirement.”
The Amicus Brief from Kentucky and Ohio asks the Sixth Circuit to rehear the case.
“An unborn child is no less worthy of life because of their gender, race, or a Down syndrome diagnosis, and discriminatory abortions based on these characteristics have no place in society,” said Attorney General Cameron. “Kentuckians made their position on this issue known when our General Assembly passed a law prohibiting discriminatory abortions, and we are proud to now stand with Tennessee in support of its law.”
The full brief can be viewed here.