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Both chambers were back in session this week, which meant a busy week - from Speaker Turzai's Down Syndrome Protection Act being reintroduced, to the first piece of legislation of this session passing through the House and the Senate, all the way to people for and against pipelines holding competing press conferences. 

Friday, March 22, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tweets of the Week - March 18, 2019

Tweets of the Week - March 18, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Friday, March 22, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
VIDEO: Down Syndrome Protection Act brought back up for the new session

VIDEO: Down Syndrome Protection Act brought back up for the new session

Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) was vocal during last year's session about legislation he co-sponsored that would ban abortion that is due solely on the fact that a baby has Down syndrome. 

With this Thursday being World Down Syndrome Day, a handful of legislators, advocates and families affected by Down syndrome joined to support the Down Syndrome Protection Act. This session, Turzai, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-York) and Sen. Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) are bringing this act back up with more supporters and they believe it will pass through both chambers smoothly. Last session the legislation passed through the House with a 139-56 vote but it stalled when it got to the Senate. 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: Turzai reintroduces legislation that would ban abortions based on a diagnosis of down syndrome

VIDEO: Turzai reintroduces legislation that would ban abortions based on a diagnosis of down syndrome

Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) reintroduced legislation that would ban abortions based on a diagnosis of down syndrome. Turzai and Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair) introduced similar legislation during last session which passed through the House and Senate committee but it was never seen for a final vote. 

Thursday, February 14, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Sen. Leach remains skeptical of Turzai abortion bill being enacted

Sen. Leach remains skeptical of Turzai abortion bill being enacted

During Wednesday's Senate Judiciary meeting, legislation by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) that would amend the Abortion Control Act to prohibit the abortion of a child due solely on a possible diagnosis of Down Syndrome, was passed along a party-line vote. 

During the meeting there was questioning and debate mostly led by Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) who spoke with The PLS Reporter after the meeting and explained why he has doubts about the bill.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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