MD HB1583 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on February 13 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-02-13 - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Pending: House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Providing that a certain prohibition on State interference with a certain decision to terminate a pregnancy at a certain time does not apply to a decision to terminate a pregnancy because the fetus has a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome except in cases where the fetus was conceived as a result of rape or incest or in cases of medical emergency.

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Public Health - Abortions - Prenatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome (Down Syndrome Dignity Act)



2020-02-13HouseFirst Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Health - General201501(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General20209(n/a)See Bill Text

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