Another Attempt Underway To Pass Down Syndrome Protection Act

Legislation is being reintroduced in the state House and Senate that is aimed at protecting unborn children diagnosed with Down Syndrome from being aborted. The bill would protect unborn children diagnosed with Down Syndrome from abortion as children are protected from abortion based on sex-selection. Supporters of the legislation say people with Down Syndrome have contributed much to society and there's no justifiable reason for aborting an unborn child diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Similar legislation failed to pass during the last legislative session. Governor Wolf has said that it if the bill makes it to his desk, he’ll veto it. Organizations like Planned Parenthood have also derided the legislation as a way to chip away at abortion rights.