Senate Passes Brownback's Down Syndrome Bill
From Jean at Catholic Fire:
The Senate approved a measure that requires doctors to give expectant mothers more comprehensive information if they receive a positive test for Down syndrome.Great news!
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.
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