Pennsylvania Family Institute applauds today’s passage of House Bill 321 — the Down Syndrome Protection Act — in the State House of Representatives. The legislation would prohibit the killing of unborn children based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome.  Currently, the majority of those diagnosed in the womb with Down syndrome are aborted.

“Today’s vote sends a clear and compassionate message: no human being should be targeted for death by abortion because of a disability,” said Michael Geer, President of the Pennsylvania Family Institute. “We are grateful for today’s House vote, and for the leadership of the bill’s lead sponsor, Rep. Kate Klunk (R- York County).

“We call for the Senate to act quickly to affirm this legislation and hope and pray for a change of heart by Gov. Tom Wolf  — to gain his support and eventual signature for this life-saving legislation,” added Geer. 

HB 321 now moves to the PA Senate. To contact your State Senator in support of the Down Syndrome Protection Act, visit