Bill To Protect Unborn Babies With Down Syndrome Passes State House Committee

A bill which would protect an unborn child diagnosed with Down Syndrome from abortion has been advanced by the House Health Committee. State Representative Kate Klunk voted for the bill to prohibit the abortion of an unborn child diagnosed with Down Syndrome, saying a baby diagnosed with Down Syndrome should not be discriminated against in the womb. But, state Representative Dan Frankel questioned the constitutionality of the bill in voting against it, saying selective bans are bans on abortion. The bill passed the committee on a 15 to 9 vote. The bill now goes to the full state House.