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Dysfunctional ‘family guy’

Sheila Liaugminas | 31 March 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Bobby Schindler, disabilities, health care rationing, Terri Schiavo, tv satire
Anyone familiar with the Fox channel’s satiric show ‘Family Guy’ already knows how irreverent its writers are about real family values and things like respect and common decency. There was none of either in a recent episode of that show when they tastelessly and offensively ridiculed Terri Schiavo and her end-of-life ordeal that gripped the nation before she passed away, five years ago.


The disappearing disabled

Mark Mostert | 25 February 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: disabilities, eugenics, genetics
Dread genetic diseases are disappearing -- because parents and doctors are eliminating the children who have them. 


Locked in without a key

Michael Cook | 02 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: disabilities, PVS, utilitarianism
Why are some bioethicists and scientists so sceptical of the incredible story of a paralysed Belgian man who began to communicate after 23 years?


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