Sec. 6. (a) A person may not intentionally perform or attempt to perform an abortion before the earlier of viability of the fetus or twenty (20) weeks of postfertilization age if the person knows that the pregnant woman is seeking the abortion solely because the fetus has been diagnosed with Down syndrome or has a potential diagnosis of Down syndrome.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 16-34-4-6

  • Down syndrome: means a chromosomal disorder associated with an extra chromosome 21 or an effective trisomy for chromosome 21. See Indiana Code 16-34-4-2
  • potential diagnosis: refers to the presence of some risk factors that indicate that a health problem may occur. See Indiana Code 16-34-4-3

(b) A person may not intentionally perform or attempt to perform an abortion after viability of the fetus or twenty (20) weeks of postfertilization age if the person knows that the pregnant woman is seeking the abortion solely because the fetus has been diagnosed with Down syndrome or has a potential diagnosis of Down syndrome.

(c) This section is severable as specified in IC 1-1-1-8.

As added by P.L.213-2016, SEC.22.