Harrisburg, Pa., Nov 22, 2019 / 16:00 pm
Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf this week vetoed a bill that would have banned the abortion of children prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome. The state Catholic conference condemned the decision.
"Gov. Wolf's veto will prevent all children with Down's syndrome from going on to live happy and fulfilled lives," executive director Eric Failing said in a Nov. 21 statement.
"Had Gov. Wolf signed this legislation, he would've ensured the protection of humanity's most vulnerable lives," he said in Nov. 21 statement.
Wolf vetoed the bill on Thursday, stating that the legislation would have hindered the medical decisions between a woman and her doctor.