Despite the turbulent political situation in Washington, the FASD Respect Act’s prospects continue to improve. Representatives Ed Case (HI), Carolyn Bordeaux (GA), and Jamie Raskin (MD) have agreed to co-sponsor the FASD Respect Act. The more members of Congress cosponsor the bill, the more advocates there are fighting for the health, happiness, and dignity of Americans with FASD.
The FASD Respect Act is not the first attempt to pass common-sense FASD-focused reforms. However, many advocates note that this bill has generated more momentum than its predecessors. Continuing efforts may lead to the bill’s passage by the end of the next legislative session.