SBA List President Praises President's Signature of Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act
Contact: Joy Yearout, Susan B. Anthony List, 703-380-6674, email@example.com
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today, in response to the President's signing into law S.1810 the Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act, the President of the Susan B. Anthony List offered the following statement:
"This law is a great victory for parents of disabled children nationwide,'" said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. "Ninety percent of unborn children diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted in this country. All too often, the road to abortion is paved with the negative words of medical providers who sell it as the 'compassionate' choice. There is nothing compassionate about eliminating entire categories of human beings. As the parent of five children, one with a disability, I can vouch for the fact that no child is a mistake. The transforming effect of children with special needs is what this culture needs more of - not less."
The Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act will advance national efforts to educate and support parents of children with disabilities. The bill also calls for the creation of a national registry of families willing to adopt children with prenatally or postnatally diagnosed conditions.
S.1810 was sponsored by Senators Sam Brownback (R-KS) and Ted Kennedy (D-MA).
Since its founding, the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund has helped elect 75 pro-life candidates to the House, seven to the Senate, and seven to other statewide offices across the country.
The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of Americans, over 148,000 residing in all 50 states, dedicated to mobilizing, advancing, and representing pro-life women in politics. Its connected Candidate Fund increases the percentage of pro-life women in the political process.