Pennsylvania House Health Committee took a decisive 17-9 vote in support of House Bill 2050, the Down syndrome Protection Act. The legislation (and its companion Senate Bill 1050) would ban abortion of an unborn child as a result of a Down syndrome diagnosis. The bill proceeded to the House floor where an unfavorable amendment was defeated. The opportunity to vote on final passage of the bill is expected next week.
Lawmakers need to hear from you. Use the Catholic Advocacy Network to tell them, “Disability rights begin in the womb. Vote YES on House Bill 2050 and protect unborn children with Down syndrome.”