The Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act (SB 164) seeks to prohibit abortions that are committed for the reason of a Down syndrome diagnosis. A companion bill, HB 214, is pending in the House.
Conference staff member, Larry Keough, with his wife Jackie, and daughters Mary Kate and Sara Beth will be testifying in support of this legislation.
Other bills include:
SB 145: Dismemberment Abortion Ban. The legislation would prohibit dilation and evacuation abortions. The D&E abortion procedure is usually performed between thirteen and twenty-four weeks of pregnancy. (Passed the Senate) Conference Testimony
SB 28: Unborn Child Dignity Act, requiring that aborted fetal remains be either given earthly burial or cremation following an abortion.
HB 149: Abortion Trafficking Prevention Act, prohibiting fetal tissue trafficking.
HB 258: Heartbeat bill. Passed the legislature in last session, but vetoed by the Governor.(Conference remains neutral)