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HB 166 - Prohibits Abortions For Down Syndrome - Utah Key Vote


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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Abortions For Down Syndrome

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Abortions For Down Syndrome

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (54-15) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Abortions For Down Syndrome

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits abortions for Down syndrome.



  • Defines “Down syndrome” as a genetic condition associated with an extra chromosome 21, in whole or in part, or an effective trisomy for chromosome 21 (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the Department of Health to create a Down syndrome informational support sheet on their website and provide information and support services for parents, including first-call programs and information hotlines specific to Down syndrome (Sec. 2).

  • Requires the Department upon request of the health care facility or provider, offer a copy of the information support sheet to give to the pregnant individual after the result of the prenatal screening or diagnostic test indicates the unborn individual may have down syndrome (Sec. 2).

  • Prohibits an abortion from being performed if the pregnant individuals sole reason for the procedure is that the unborn child has or may have Down syndrome (Sec. 5).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Abortions For Down Syndrome



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