Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Senate Passes Brownback's Down Syndrome Bill

The Senate approved a measure that requires doctors to give expectant mothers more comprehensive information if they receive a positive test for Down syndrome.

The bill is the product of an unusual partnership between Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, an anti-abortion Republican, and Sen. Edward Kennedy, an abortion-rights advocate from Massachusetts.

About 90% of women who learn they are carrying a fetus with the genetic disorder have an abortion.

Kennedy is a longtime advocate of disabled and children with special needs.

The bill requires doctors to give parents information about caring for children with disabilities and about support services.

Via Kake News.


Leticia said...

This is marvelous news for babies like America's favorite, Trig Palin! Not to mention my little Christina!

GrannyGrump said...


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