Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania becomes third US state to limit child marriage

"The bill says that a minor under the age of 16 cannot obtain a marriage license unless the court decides it is in the best interest of the applicants. In addition, no one under the age of 18 can obtain a marriage license unless a parent or legal guardian gives consent." - Jurist

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Pennsylvania House approves bill banning abortions for Down syndrome

"Pennsylvania House Speakers Mike Turzai and Judy Ward, sponsors of the bill, argued that the bill is an concerned effort to reduce the number of abortions based on the diagnosis of Down syndrome, which is at almost 90 percent. A similar bill was passed in Ohio and was temporarily blocked by a federal judge." Jurist

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