Disability is not a death sentence
James M. Thunder | 18 January 2013 |
tags: Belgium, disability, euthanasia
Deaf and blind Belgian twins were euthanased at their own request in December. What would Helen Keller have advised them?
Lorna Tilley | 14 January 2013 |
Looking after those who are unable to look after themselves defines what it means to be human. Even hunter-gatherers knew this.
The case for loving the disabled
William West | 22 November 2012 |
tags: book reviews, disability
The value of the disabled and the love they inspire is the subject of a new 900-page book, Far From the Tree
How come you don’t want one?
Jan Gothard | 29 August 2011 |
tags: disability, Down syndrome, genetic screening
My daughter with Down syndrome has never been a source of shame to our family, but our lives would have been easier if people had been more understanding.
We need a society which cares, not kills
Erik Leipoldt | 14 July 2010 |
tags: disability, ethics of care, euthanasia
A quadriplegic who has just published a book on attitudes to euthanasia in the Netherlands and Australia asks whether it should be legalised in a caring society.
Riled by the R-word
Barbara Kay | 11 March 2010 |
tags: disability, paraolympics
Disabled people need all the support we can give them. They don't need ideologues who teach that disability is a social construct.