There are new bills on the table that could change Pennsylvania’s abortion law.
Companion bills introduced in the House and Senate would make it illegal to use Down syndrome as a reason for abortion.
A large rally was held in Harrisburg on Monday focusing on people living with Down syndrome.
Currently, Pennsylvania law allows for abortion prior to 24 weeks for any reason except gender. This proposed legislation would add Down syndrome to that provision of current law.
There are currently four other states who have similar laws on the books: Ohio, Indiana, North Dakota and Louisiana.