Pennsylvania Selective-Abortion Ban (HB 2050)

This law was last updated on Apr 17, 2018


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Pennsylvania

Number

HB 2050

Status

Proposed

Proposed

Feb 26, 2018

Topics

Genetic Anomalies, Sex- or Race-Selective Bans

Full Bill Text

www.legis.state.pa.us

SB 2050 would ban abortions solely due to a prenatal diagnosis of, or belief that the fetus has Down syndrome.


Current Pennsylvania law permits a pregnant person to obtain an abortion if the physician determines the abortion to be necessary. The law stipulates that no abortion which is sought solely due to the sex of the fetus may be deemed a necessary abortion.


The bill would clarify that no abortion may be deemed necessary if sought exclusively for either or both of the following reasons:

  • The sex of the fetus.
  • A prenatal diagnosis of, or belief that the fetus has Down Syndrome.

Related Legislation

Companion bill to SB 1050.


STATUS

Passed the house on April 16, 2018, by a 139-56 vote.


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