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People with disabilities have rights too, but politicians in our statehouse are trying to mislead them and their guardians.
House Bill 50 would create a “ward’s bill of rights” that would be handed out to people with disabilities and their guardians throughout the state. This document would create no rights but would inform wards of many of their existing rights. While this sounds like a noble effort, special interests have caused several of our most important rights to be left on the cutting room floor.
The right to privacy and the right to vote were both struck after protests from anti-choice groups and judges. Despite pleas from advocates, legislators also refused to include the right to practice religion. To add insult to injury, the bill also includes a provision telling people with disabilities they do not have a right to get an abortion, which is simply untrue.
It is unconscionable for politicians to mislead people with disabilities about their rights, either by omission or misinformation. We need you to contact House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger and tell him to stop this bill from a full House vote until these concerns are addressed.