Posts Categorized: Disability Rights

How did your State Senator vote on the Down Syndrome Protection Act?

November 21, 2019 | 1 comment | Posted in abortion, Disability Rights, Life | Tags: , ,

On Wednesday, November 20th, the State Senate voted 27-22 to pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act, House Bill 321, which would help end the targeting of children with Down syndrome for abortion. This bill already passed the PA House in … Read more

Committee Votes to Stop the Prenatal Targeting of Babies with Down syndrome

November 18, 2019 | 3 comments | Posted in abortion, Disability Rights, Life | Tags: ,

PA Family Institute applauds vote on House Bill 321 and the effort to end the targeting of babies with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

Pennsylvania Family Institute applauds today’s vote by the PA Senate Health Committee on the Down … Read more

Senate Committee to Vote Monday on Down Syndrome Protection Act

November 15, 2019 | 1 comment | Posted in abortion, Disability Rights, Life | Tags:

On Monday, November 18th, the PA Senate Health Committee is scheduled to vote on the Down Syndrome Protection Act, House Bill 321.

Before the vote, please contact your State Senator and ask for their support of the Down Syndrome Protection … Read more

Take 90 seconds today to call your State Senator: “Pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act.”

September 22, 2019 | 1 comment | Posted in Disability Rights | Tags: ,

Day of Action: Monday, September 23, 2019

Who: Pennsylvania State Senators

What: Take 90 seconds to call your State Senator and ask to pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act (House Bill 321) this year, which would stop any child from … Read more

How did your State Rep vote on the Down Syndrome Protection Act?

May 15, 2019 | No comments | Posted in abortion, Disability Rights | Tags: ,

On Tuesday, May 14th, the PA House of Representatives voted to pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act, House Bill 321. This legislation would prohibit the killing of unborn children based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome.  Currently, the majority of … Read more

PA Family Institute applauds PA House passage of Down Syndrome Protection Act

May 14, 2019 | No comments | Posted in abortion, Disability Rights | Tags: ,

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, … Read more

Roll Call: House Committee Passes Down Syndrome Protection Act

May 6, 2019 | 9 comments | Posted in abortion, Disability Rights | Tags:

Today was the first step in seeing protections for children diagnosed with Down syndrome become law in Pennsylvania. The Down Syndrome Protection Act, House Bill 321, passed out of the PA House Health Committee and now moves on to the … Read more

Take the “3-21 Challenge” for the Down Syndrome Protection Act

March 14, 2019 | No comments | Posted in Disability Rights | Tags: ,

March 20th not only marks the beginning of Spring but also the start of new life for Pennsylvania’s Down Syndrome Protection Act.

State elected officials announced they will hold a press conference Wednesday, March 20th to announce the introduction of … Read more

Three notes from Pennsylvania’s End of Legislative Session

October 26, 2018 | No comments | Posted in Disability Rights, Religious Freedom, Sex Trafficking | Tags: ,

Pennsylvania’s 2017-2018 legislative session has come to a close. Here are three notes on legislative items we were following:

Pennsylvania becomes a Safe Harbor State.

Senate Bill 554 passed unanimously and will now provide specialized services to victims of sex … Read more

State Senate Misses Its Opportunity to Protect Children Diagnosed with Down Syndrome

October 18, 2018 | 1 comment | Posted in abortion, Disability Rights | Tags: , ,

Pennsylvania Family Council is deeply disappointed by the lost opportunity in the Pennsylvania State Senate to pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act, House Bill 2050, before the session ended Wednesday. This allows the targeting of babies for abortion simply because … Read more