May 13, 2010Are Disabled Children Dispensable?
Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) is adamant in his support for abortion on demand. Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) is as adamant in his support for the illegalization of abortion. However, as odd as it may seem, they have joined forces in a bill (S1810), the "Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Condition Awareness Act." Their bill would require parents faced with pre- and post-natal diagnoses of disability to receive
"timely, scientific, and nondirective counseling about the conditions"
as well as
"up-to-date, comprehensive information about life expectancy, development potential, and quality of life"
for a child born with Down syndrome or any other genetic disability, as well as
"referrals to providers of key support services."
Their hope is that when parents receive a more complete picture, more of them will welcome their disabled babies into the world, instead of choosing termination. Nice bedfellows.
Posted by Staff at 12:59 AM