RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina senators are set to consider a proposal Tuesday that would bar women from getting abortions on the basis of their fetus's race, sex or a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

If the Senate approves the proposal, it would head to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who is unlikely to sign it as he has rejected previous efforts to restrict a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion.

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