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HB 321 - Prohibits Abortions Based on a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome - Pennsylvania Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Abortions Based on a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome

Vetoed by Governor Tom Wolf
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (27-22) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Abortions Based on a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits an abortion procedure based solely on the potential diagnosis of down syndrome.

Highlights:

 

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

  • 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. 2).

  • Exempts individual cases where the unborn child was conceived as the result of rape or incest or in cases where the abortion is required because of a medical emergency (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that this act shall go into effect 60 days upon passage (Sec. 3).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (117-76) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Abortions Based on a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits an abortion procedure based solely on the potential diagnosis of down syndrome.

Highlights:

 

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

  • 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. 2).

  • Exempts individual cases where the unborn child was conceived as the result of rape or incest or in cases where the abortion is required because of a medical emergency (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that this act shall go into effect 60 days upon passage (Sec. 3).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Abortions Based on a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome

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