MCC ‘very proud’ of passage of prenatal diagnosis bill

Other legislation supported by Minnesota Catholic Conference didn’t fare as well during 2015 state legislative session The Visitor Thanks to the work of the Minnesota Catholic Conference and a coalition of disability advocacy groups, expectant parents whose babies are diagnosed with certain prenatal conditions will receive accurate and supportive information from local and national organizations….

A bill getting through Congress ‘clean’ hasn’t got a prayer

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Is cleanliness next to Godliness? Not if you look at legislation in Congress. There, cleanliness is next to impossible. If a bill were to be voted on by both chambers without riders and amendments tacked onto it, then that would be the miracle. The latest congressional tiff is over the Department of…

Helping families expecting special needs children

Legislation would ensure information, support for parents of children with certain prenatally diagnosed conditions By Jessica Trygstad The Catholic Spirit As difficult as it was for Kelly and Justin Hodges to learn that their baby would be born with Trisomy 21, the information and support they received upon diagnosis and throughout the pregnancy was crucial….