PA. VOTES TO BAN ABOR­TIONS FOR DOWN SYN­DROME

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— A pro­posal to pro­hibit abor­tions in Penn­syl­va­nia when the sole rea­son is that the fe­tus has or may have Down syn­drome is headed to the state Sen­ate af­ter pass­ing the House by a com­fort­able mar­gin. The Repub­li­can-ma­jor­ity House voted Mon­day 139 to 56 for a bill that sup­port­ers say would pro­tect a vul­ner­a­ble pop­u­la­tion. Op­po­nents ar­gue it would vi­o­late the right of women to make their own de­ci­sions about abortion. The fate of the bill is un­clear in the Repub­li­can-con­trolled Sen­ate, but Demo­cratic Gov. Tom Wolf op­poses it.

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