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Let’s listen to the real experts about Down syndrome

Philippa Taylor | 03 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, disability, Down syndrome, prenatal screening, prenatal tests
"Down syndrome isn’t a disease, it’s a type of person."

The only incurable thing is the will to live!

Michael Cook | 04 March 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Dignitas, disability, euthanasia, Italy
An Italian doctor who requires full-time care is still a high achiever.

Is there life after football for NFL pros?

James Holstein | 08 February 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: disability, football, USA
Why do smart, talented, disciplined and wealthy young men have so much trouble adapting to ordinary life?

A new identity will not make you happy

Zac Alstin | 29 October 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: disability, religious roots, transgenderism
Transgenderism, transableism: just the latest trends in a flawed search for fulfillment.

Joy and suffering in a special family

Daan van Schalkwijk | 31 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: disability, suffering
People with disabilities and poor health are a treasure.

Down syndrome kids need support after they’re born—but also before

Michael Cook | 23 March 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: disability, Down syndrome
A vigorous campaign is needed to dispel prejudice.

Dark secrets of a world of perfection

Kevin Ryan | 13 August 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: disability, dystopia, euthanasia, films

It can get ugly

Paul Russell | 24 January 2014 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: disability, euthanasia

The neolithic age sets a high standard for compassion

Lorna Tilley | 25 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: archaeology, disability, Vietnam
Care for the disabled is a hallmark of our humanity.

The distance between us

Christopher Capozziello | 05 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: disability, photojournalists, twins
A prize-winning photographer seeks answers to his twin brother's struggle with disability.

The unseen epidemic

Paul Russell | 17 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abuse, disability, elder abuse, euthanasia
Disability abuse, like elder abuse, is widespread but seldom reported.

Disability is not a death sentence

James M. Thunder | 18 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Belgium, disability, euthanasia
Deaf and blind Belgian twins were euthanased at their own request in December. What would Helen Keller have advised them?

Tender hands

Lorna Tilley | 14 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: archeology, bioarcheology of care, disability
Looking after those who are unable to look after themselves defines what it means to be human. Even hunter-gatherers knew this.

An end to Down syndrome in New Zealand?

Shannon Roberts | 17 December 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: disability, Down syndrome, New Zealand
Testing for Down syndrome is now routine in New Zealand - something which you opt out of, rather than opt to have. That means that less and less of children with Down syndrome are being born. Is that what the government hopes to achieve by funding a routine test? Perhaps not, but that is certainly the effect and the implication to a young mother – it is certainly how I felt when I was asked if I wanted the test earlier in the year.

The case for loving the disabled

William West | 22 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
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

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