Obama-Appointed Judge Affirms Using Abortion for Eugenic Purposes

On Friday, a federal judge in Indiana ruled in favor of using abortion for eugenic purposes. The decision permanently blocks a law which banned abortions on account of Down syndrome or other genetic abnormalities, race, gender, or ancestry from being enforced. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, an Obama appointee, sided with Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky by striking down three provisions of HEA 1337, a bill signed into law by then-Governor Mike Pence. The provisions had previously been temporarily blocked by a preliminary order passed back in June 2016, the day before the law was set to take effect.