Below is an article from Sue Swayze Liebel, State Director of the Susan B. Anthony List. She is urging us to take action and to pass on the following information.
Right now, you have a chance to put Pennsylvania on the map as a state that proudly protects the right to life of unborn babies with Down syndrome. In Pennsylvania, prenatal testing for Down syndrome is on the rise and the majority of babies given the diagnosis are aborted.
Your elected officials have a choice: accept the targeting of children with Down syndrome for or celebrate their lives from the moment of their diagnosis. That’s why I’m calling on you to take two important pro-life actions right now:
1. Call your State Senator at their Harrisburg office and encourage them to do all they can to pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act this year. For a phone number for your State Senator, click here. For more on the legislation: pafamily.org/protect
2. Recruit others to do the same.
Share this action alert pafamily.org/protect or stories that convey the importance of passing this into law:
“A Life Worth Living” photo series and videos: Senator Scott Martin , Lead sponsor, Down Syndrome Protection Act, Senator Joe Scarnati and Disability Rights Champion, Karen Gaffney
Can I just tell you how thankful I am for our friends at the PA Family Council who have been advocating for years now, on behalf of children with Down syndrome by fighting for the passage of the Down Syndrome Protection Act.
There’s just seven session days left this year for the PA Senate to pass the bill before heading into 2020. The time for you to act is NOW.
Below I’ve included even more action items for you, once you’ve done the first two above.
Here’s a list of Harrisburg office phone numbers for senators in leadership roles that can influence a vote taking place:
• Majority Leader Jake Corman: (717) 787-1377
• President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati: (717) 787-7084
• Majority Whip Senator John Gordner: (717) 787-8928
• Senate HHS Committee Chair Senator Michele Brooks: (717) 787-1322
Another simple (but effective) action you can take is to use social media to call on legislators to bring the bill up for a vote this month. Feel free to retweet/share these social media posts, or create your own:
Majority Leader Jake Corman
President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati
Majority Whip Senator John Gordner
Senate HHS Committee Chair Senator Michele Brooks
Thank you for speaking UP and being a voice for the voiceless!
Sue Swayze Liebel
State Director, Susan B. Anthony List