World Down Syndrome Day was bookended by two pieces of legislation. The week after 3/21, North Dakota enacted its law banning Down syndrome-selective abortion, which I wrote about at this post. The week before 3/21, Kentucky passed the Down Syndrome Information Act, requiring written materials and referral to parent support organizations with every Down syndrome diagnosis, prenatal or postnatal, which I wrote about here. In a recent column in TIME magazine, the two laws were discussed. Yesterday, my kids joined me at a local news station where we discussed the new Kentucky law and the materials available at www.downsyndromediagnosis.org. The video runs two minutes. As you will see, my daughter and son enjoyed seeing themselves on camera. I hope you will enjoy the video as well.
March 29, 2013