Saturday, January 07, 2006

Update on Johnson Case

We continue to await a public announcement regarding the status of the Kirsten Johnson case. As mentioned previously, the proceedings are sealed. We hope that the outcome will be favorable for Ms. Johnson.

Nevertheless, FRIDA continues to feel ongoing concern for those people with disabilities who are prevented from making their own reproductive choices. If a person has communicated their desires concerning reproductive choice, then that person's wishes should be respected.

What you can do: keep an eye to the media for similar cases reported around the world. It is difficult to take action on this issue as it is a private one, but we must educate ourselves in order to educate others. If you have ideas on taking action on this issue, please alert FRIDA asap.