A lot of misinformation around Bill 207 stated it would prevent patients from accessing services. Many "hypothetical" cases were presented about what may happen if a physician with a belief system withheld services. The voices that were the loudest could not point to an instance where withholding of services ever occurred.
Unfortunately, this is not the case in the Trisomy 13 & 18 community where strongly advising women to abort against their wishes, placing a DNR without the parents' consent, implementing a slow code, or withholding accurate information and services are common practices.
Parents of a child with Trisomy 18 or Trisomy 13 know too well the horrors of being told their child is not able to receive medical services because of a label imposed on them.
How sad to hear opponents feel that those who stand up against this type of genetic discrimination should be silenced and forced to be involved in these practices. If they are not able to stand up for us, who will?