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US Senate approves the Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act

Posted in Politics, Support services, Termination by Matt at WelcometoIllinois on September 24, 2008

According to a report by the Associated Press, the US Senate has approved the Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act along with a couple of other apolitical bills being held up by party politics.

UPDATE – The House of Representatives has also reportedly given it the thumbs-up – UPDATE

2ND UPDATE – It has now been signed into law by George W Bush – 2ND UPDATE

For more details on the act, which is designed to “require that families who receive a diagnosis of Down syndrome or any other condition, pre-natally or up until a year after birth, will be given up-to-date information about the nature of the condition and connection with support services and networks that could offer assistance.”, see this recent post.

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  1. Rickismom said, on September 24, 2008 at 8:11 am

    My, my….I am amazed!

  2. […] Original post by welcometoillinois […]

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