The state Senate late Wednesday afternoon passed the Down Syndrome Protection Act, which would prohibit an abortion, based solely on a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome. The vote went 27-22 after it had passed through the Senate Health Committee on Monday.
The measure has now passed both state chambers. It passed the House in May.
The PCC worked with Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York) and other legislators on crafting the bill before it was even introduced. Back in March, several members of the PCC stood on the podium with legislators to announce companion bills from Rep. Klunk and Sen. Scott Martin (R-Lancaster).
“We believe this legislation gives all children, regardless of their condition, the right to live a happy life,” said Eric Failing, PCC executive director. “PCC thanks all legislators who supported this vital piece of legislation that will save lives.”