Bill to ban abortions for Down syndrome advances in House


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A bill to prohibit abortions in Pennsylvania when the only reason is that the fetus has been diagnosed with Down syndrome is advancing in the state House.

House Bill 321 was reported out of the House Health Committee along party lines on Monday. The proposal now awaits a vote in the full House, where it was approved last year.

Gov. Tom Wolf has said he would veto it.

Pennsylvania law allows abortions up to 24 weeks of pregnancy for any reason except to choose the gender.

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