Did your State Representative vote YES on the Down Syndrome Protection Act?

April 19, 2018 | 3 comments | Posted in Disability Rights | Tags: , ,

On Monday, April 16, after a lengthy floor debate, the PA House of Representatives voted 139-56 to pass House Bill 2050 – the Down Syndrome Protection Act! That’s a 71% majority vote and a veto-proof majority! That means despite Governor Wolf threatening a veto, this vote sets the stage for a potential override of that threat.

139 State Representatives should be thanked for their vote in favor of protecting unborn children diagnosed with Down syndrome here in Pennsylvania. To identity your State Representative and their phone number, just enter your zip code using our “Find Your Legislator” webtool.

Here’s the roll call:

 

The Down Syndrome Protection Act (House Bill 2050) now moves to the State Senate. To email your State Senator to ask for their support, use our Citizen Action Center: tinyurl.com/ALifeWorthSaving

3 Comments

Mark W. Fiscus

Thank you Representative Lawrence for your positive vote on the Down Syndrome Protection Act.

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Debbie Sulecki

Dear Representative Bizzarro,
I almost didn’t check this roll call because I felt certain you would support this very import Down Syndrome Protection Act. I am both extremely surprised and saddened. I would appreciate learning why you chose against this initiative.

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