Wagner Attends Pro-Life Rally

Voices Support For Legislation To Protect The Lives Of Those With Down Syndrome

2018 gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner once again stood shoulder to shoulder with pro-life advocates including the Pennsylvania Family Council, the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation and other lawmakers during a rally at the Pennsylvania Capitol today in support of legislation to protect the lives of those with Down Syndrome.

Wagner is a cosponsor of the Senate version of the legislation, SB 1050, which would amend the Abortion Control Act to prohibit the abortion of any child solely due to a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome.

“I’m pro-life, and that means I believe all human beings have an equal amount of dignity and purpose, no matter what disabilities they may have,” said Wagner. “It is saddening and absolutely unacceptable that innocent unborn children can currently have their lives taken away from them based solely on the fact that they may have Down syndrome. I’m proud to be a cosponsor of legislation to put a stop to such a horrific practice and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to get this bill to Governor Wolf’s desk as quickly as possible.”

Under current law, a woman can obtain an abortion prior to 24 weeks for any reason if a physician deems it is necessary, except if the woman’s sole reason is to select the sex of the child. The bill Wagner is cosponsoring will expand that exception to prohibit aborting the child solely due to a prenatal diagnosis that the unborn child may have Down syndrome.

Last week, both the Republican Party of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation both put out statements highlighting Wagner’s 100 percent pro-life record.