Planned Parenthood PA Advocates Statement on HB 321
For Immediate Release: March 22, 2019 (Updated: March 22, 2019, 12:12 p.m.)
Statement from Maggie Groff, Interim Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates:
"We can all agree that people with Down syndrome can and do lead full lives. House Bill 321 is not about protecting individuals with Down syndrome and their families. This bill is yet another unconstitutional attempt to ban safe, legal abortion in Pennsylvania. We saw this legislation last session; not a single disability rights group endorsed it, and families with children with Down syndrome spoke out against it. Politicians need to stop wasting time with abortion ban legislation that has already failed. They need to introduce bills that ensure people with disabilities in our communities are treated equitably, free from discrimination, and that they and their families have access to the services and resources that they need."