Pennsylvania House passes bill banning abortions for Down syndrome

Source: The Hill

BY AVERY ANAPOL

The Pennsylvania House on Monday passed a bill to ban abortions based on a Down syndrome diagnosis in the fetus.

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The GOP-backed bill passed with bipartisan support in a 139-56 vote, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The bill now heads to the Senate for a vote. If it passes, it will face Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who opposes the bill and would be expected to veto it, according to the paper. Wolf also vetoed a 20-week abortion ban in December.

Ohio passed a similar bill on Down syndrome abortions late last year, which GOP Gov. John Kasich signed in December, making the state the third to have such a law.

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