Joni Eareckson Tada Supports PA Down Syndrome Protection Act

June 30, 2018 | 2 comments | Posted in Disability Rights | Tags: , , ,

One of the world’s leading international advocates for people affected by disability, helping countless families including many in Pennsylvania, is now calling upon the Pennsylvania State Senate to pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act – House Bill 321.

Joni Eareckson Tada is the Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, an organization which provides services to families affected by disability across the United States. They have two offices in Pennsylvania (Lancaster and Souderton) and provide Family Retreats for many Pennsylvania special-needs families. Joni and Friends/Pennsylvania also trains churches as to how to embrace people with disabilities and their families.

She recently wrote a letter to Pennsylvania Senators urging passage of the Down Syndrome Protection Act, which already passed the PA House by a 71% majority and would add a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome to the state’s current list of reasons why you cannot obtain an abortion:

“Please work toward the passage of the Down Syndrome Protection Act, as it will safeguard the lives of untold numbers of children with this particular disability. We want a society which safeguards its most vulnerable populations; a society that truly cares about those who are weak.”

Click here to read her full letter.

To show your support for the Down Syndrome Protection Act, please contact your State Senator and ask for their YES vote. To send your Senate an email, go to pafamily.org/protect.

We express our thanks to Joni Eareckson Tada for her support of the Down Syndrome Protection Act and for her ministries that are helping so many across not only Pennsylvania but the United States and abroad. For more about Joni and Friends, visit JoniAndFriends.org

2 Comments

Lois Pletcher

Please pass House Bill 321, Down Syndrome Protection Act. I know a man who cleans tables at Eat & Park by turnpike in Somerset. He does an excellent job. It could be me or you who had this disorder; and cannot do anything about it.
I met you at one of the Republican Meetings on Main St. in Somerset.

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