By Dave Andrusko A deranged former employee at a home for the mentally and physically disabled is accused of murdering 19 people—“nine men between the ages of 41 and 67 and 10 women between the ages of 19 and 70”–in a small town about 25 miles from Tokyo, according to The Asahi Shimbun. Identified as …Continue reading "Man who sought a world in which the “severely disabled can be euthanized” murders 19 disabled people in their sleep"
By Cassy Fiano A parliamentary commission in the United Kingdom is calling for changes to abortion laws — specifically, laws that amount to eugenics against babies with disabilities. For a “normal” baby, an abortion can only be performed up until the 24th week of pregnancy. But if your baby is “disabled”? Mothers can abort them …Continue reading "UK commission calls for changes to abortion laws of disabled"
By Texas Right to Life On Tuesday, March 19th, the Health and Human Services Committee of the State Senate heard testimony on two bills dealing with Advance Directives. Both bills would, in some ways, change the current statutory process by which patients are denied life-sustaining medical treatment in hospitals, but some of the proposed changes …Continue reading "Texas Right to Life Defends the Disabled against Discrimination"
By Wesley J. Smith Social Darwinism/eugenics is making a comeback. In the UK, a local politician said that disabled children should be “put down” due to the expense of their care, and created a furor! From the This is Cornwall story: “A CORNWAL councillor has apologised but refused to resign after telling a disability charity …Continue reading "We Already “Put Down” the Disabled!"
By Wesley J. Smith Archeologists working on an ancient site in Vietnam have found strong evidence that people there 4000 years ago cared well for people with disabilities. From the New York Times story: “Almost all the other skeletons at the site, south of Hanoi and about 15 miles from the coast, lie straight. Burial …Continue reading "Tribe of 4000 Years Ago Cared for Disabled"
By Jess Clark Reading through the Slate article: “Rick Santorum, Meet My Son,” I find myself torn. As another mom in the trenches, I can genuinely feel her love for her son, and the agony of watching him suffer. She is in the battle, and in the battle, sometimes all we can feel is the …Continue reading "The value of “imperfect” children: Responding to those who say we should abort them"