Despite existing protections, individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities face discrimination in organ transplantation which threatens their ability to access health care when they need it most. SB 71, or Glory’s Law, is a bill named after Glory Sellers, a self-advocate with Down syndrome who was born with a heart defect. Glory’s Law prohibits discrimination based solely on disability in the organ transplant process and provides a legal course of action for individuals who feel they have been discriminated against. If passed, this legislation will uphold, clarify, and build upon rights established in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Sec. 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Sec. 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
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