Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Condition Awareness Act

From Noelle at Jaden’s Journal:

As of last Wednesday, July 18, the Prenatally & Postnatally Diagnosed Condition Awareness Act has been officially Re-introduced into Congress! The last time this Bill was introduced, 2 years ago, it never even got this far! This Bill is the whole reason I started my Petition! So, with this great news comes more responsibility on our part. This Bill has been re-written to include even more rights and services to expecting and new parents and will completely change the way women experience prenatal care in our country. Please read the Bill so you can see all of the fantastic provisions it is asking for. This is the best way to see how monumental a change this will bring. After reading the Bill, please Call your State Senators, and tell them you want The Prenatally & Postnatally Diagnosed Condition Awareness Act passed. The more of us who call, the more this Bill will stick out in their minds. This Bill won’t be up for a vote until early Fall, so we need to call!

Here’s what I am doing. I am continuing to gather signatures on my Petition, because this petition is going to be sent via regular mail to every single Senator with a hand written note. I have personally called all of our state senators to let them know about this petition and they take this very seriously. They all recommend mailing a copy of the petition with all of the comments, so that they have a hard copy of to read. They all agree that petitions really do make a difference when trying to get a bill passed. So, this Petition still needs to gather as many signatures as possible. I will be mailing the petition to the Senator’s at the end of August, as to allow for a maximum signature count. I am also making a video to post on Youtube about this Bill and I am sending it via e-mail to every Senator. Everyone needs to remember that this is a Bi-partisan issue. It is neither a Republican nor a Democrat issue, pro-life or pro-choice. This is about our values, morals, ethics and views on disabilities as a society. We can no longer discard babies simply because something may be “different” with them.

Thank you so much for already being involved and please, forward this e-mail to anyone you know and please continue to pass on the Petition to everyone you can think of!


3 thoughts on “Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Condition Awareness Act

  1. Thanks, Suz! I find myself saddened that this issue needs to be legislated…I dream of a world where people would be curious, and tolerant of differences as a matter of course. But until that day comes, I agree with Noelle–the Bill will ensure that accurate, current information is presented to all parents.

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