Posts Categorized: Disability Rights

How did your State Rep vote on the Down Syndrome Protection Act?

May 15, 2019 | No comments | Posted in abortion, Disability Rights | Tags: ,

On Tuesday, May 14th, the PA House of Representatives voted to pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act, House Bill 321. This legislation would prohibit the killing of unborn children based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome.  Currently, the majority of … Read more

PA Family Institute applauds PA House passage of Down Syndrome Protection Act

May 14, 2019 | No comments | Posted in abortion, Disability Rights | Tags: ,

Pennsylvania Family Institute applauds today’s passage of House Bill 321 — the Down Syndrome Protection Act — in the State House of Representatives. The legislation would prohibit the killing of unborn children based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome.  Currently, … Read more

Roll Call: House Committee Passes Down Syndrome Protection Act

May 6, 2019 | 9 comments | Posted in abortion, Disability Rights | Tags:

Today was the first step in seeing protections for children diagnosed with Down syndrome become law in Pennsylvania. The Down Syndrome Protection Act, House Bill 321, passed out of the PA House Health Committee and now moves on to the … Read more

Take the “3-21 Challenge” for the Down Syndrome Protection Act

March 14, 2019 | No comments | Posted in Disability Rights | Tags: ,

March 20th not only marks the beginning of Spring but also the start of new life for Pennsylvania’s Down Syndrome Protection Act.

State elected officials announced they will hold a press conference Wednesday, March 20th to announce the introduction of … Read more

Three notes from Pennsylvania’s End of Legislative Session

October 26, 2018 | No comments | Posted in Disability Rights, Religious Freedom, Sex Trafficking | Tags: ,

Pennsylvania’s 2017-2018 legislative session has come to a close. Here are three notes on legislative items we were following:

Pennsylvania becomes a Safe Harbor State.

Senate Bill 554 passed unanimously and will now provide specialized services to victims of sex … Read more

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

October 18, 2018 | 1 comment | 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