***Updated, September 26, 2008***
The bill passed through the House which means that its on its way to the President! Hold me back, I’m just one step away from singing some “School House Rock” ….
“I’m just a bill. Yes, I’m only a bill. And I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill…”
For more detail about the bill going through the House and to the President (and the steps that still need to happen) check out this site.
According to the AP today:
“The Senate also approved legislation, promoted by Sens. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and Sam Brownback, R-Kan., that requires that families receiving a pre-natal or post-natal diagnosis of Down Syndrome or other conditions be given up-to-date information about the nature of the condition and be connected to support services.”
To learn more about the bill check out this site for a more comprehensive summary and what it really means.
Wohoo! This is such big news, espeically for families with babies who are diagnosed prenatally with Down syndrome. Remember that e-mail I sent out a few months back asking (begging) you to contact your local representatives about this specific piece of legislation? Well, this was the bill, and it just passed through the Senate today and will make its way to the House tomorrow.