Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Brownback-Kennedy Bill killed in Senate

HT: causa nostrae laetitiae

Kennedy-Brownback bill dies in Senate spending showdown

A bill aimed at providing accurate and comprehensive information to parents who receive a diagnosis of a disability for their child, either prenatally or after birth, died today in a massive Senate showdown over federal spending.

Well, the good news is that the bill wasn't killed because of opposition to the principles behind it. Nobody seems to object to a federal requirement that doctors and genetic counselors stop trying to terrify parents into aborting children with disabilities. And further good news is the amount of education that has gone on as groups and individuals have lobbied for the bill.

So, where do we go from here?

If anybody wants to start that discussion, I'll pick it up when I get home from work.


Leticia said...

I have just received good news, the NDSS says it has hope to revive the bill in September. IF it is brought into prominence at that time, I find it hard to believe that Congressmen seeking re-election would be able to reject it, since it has bi-partisan co-sponsors.

Christina Dunigan said...

That is good news. Keep us posted!