Posts Categorized: Disability Rights

State Senate Misses Its Opportunity to Protect Children Diagnosed with Down Syndrome

October 18, 2018 | No comments | Posted in abortion, Disability Rights | Tags: , ,

Pennsylvania Family Council is deeply disappointed by the lost opportunity in the Pennsylvania State Senate to pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act, House Bill 2050, before the session ended Wednesday. This allows the targeting of babies for abortion simply because … Read more

Presidential Message on Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October 3, 2018 | No comments | Posted in Disability Rights | Tags: ,

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and President Donald Trump took the opportunity to celebrate the lives of those with Down syndrome through a presidential message:

“We are learning more about this condition and the increased need for widespread education … Read more

She wrote six words to this Senator that everyone needs to read

October 1, 2018 | No comments | Posted in Disability Rights | Tags: , ,

Art is a part of who Emily Hartmann is. It’s her passion and brings her much joy. When she’s in her studio, she’s been known to break out in soulful song and bust a move.

Emily, 25, was part of … Read more

Top 10 Reasons Why You Need To Call Your State Senator: Pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act

September 24, 2018 | No comments | Posted in Disability Rights | Tags: , ,

Today your State Senator is back in Harrisburg to finish out the remainder of the 2017-2018 legislation. There are only ten session days left on the Senate calendar for them to consider and vote on the Down Syndrome Protection Act, … Read more

New Initiative for House Bill 2050: Pray on Sunday, Call on Monday

September 4, 2018 | 2 comments | Posted in abortion, Disability Rights | Tags: , ,

Pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act Every Sunday & Monday in the month of September

We have an opportunity to help an entire class of people here in Pennsylvania from being targeted and eliminated from our community solely because they … Read more

Joni Eareckson Tada Supports PA Down Syndrome Protection Act

June 30, 2018 | 1 comment | 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 2050.

Joni Eareckson … Read more

Planned Parenthood once again makes outrageous claims against Down Syndrome Protection Act

June 22, 2018 | No comments | Posted in abortion, Disability Rights | Tags:

Planned Parenthood is claiming Pennsylvania’s proposed Down Syndrome Protection Act – which would protect any unborn child from being aborted solely due to a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome – is “cruel and dangerous” and is “playing games” with healthcare.… Read more

Committee passes Down Syndrome Protection Act, Full Senate could vote soon [Roll Call]

June 14, 2018 | No comments | Posted in Disability Rights | Tags: ,

On Wednesday, June 13th, the State Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Down Syndrome Protection Act – House Bill 2050 – by a 10-5 vote. Here’s the roll call:

TAKE ACTION: Contact your State Senator – YES on the Down… Read more

Did your State Representative vote YES on the Down Syndrome Protection Act?

April 19, 2018 | 3 comments | Posted in Disability Rights | Tags: , ,

On Monday, April 16, after a lengthy floor debate, the PA House of Representatives voted 139-56 to pass House Bill 2050 – the Down Syndrome Protection Act! That’s a 71% majority vote and a veto-proof majority! That means despite Governor … Read more

Mother’s Message to State Lawmakers: “Either Down syndrome is a life worth living or it’s not.”

April 16, 2018 | 1 comment | Posted in Disability Rights | Tags: ,

By Jessica Capitani

Imagine if someone said, “No one forced us to have our daughter. And as much as we love her, we would never force anyone else to have a girl. Instead we would like to persuade people that … Read more