Posts Categorized: Disability Rights
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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