COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s decision to put on hold an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

The 2-1 ruling Friday from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati says the law passed in 2017 is likely unconstitutional.

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The Ohio Attorney General’s Office says it will seek reconsideration by the full 6th Circuit.

Supporters have promoted the law as an anti-discrimination measure.

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The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Ohio Department of Health, the state medical board and county prosecutors over the law on behalf of Planned Parenthood and several abortion providers.

A judge placed the law on temporary hold last year, saying states can’t limit a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy before viability

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