Disability


It can get ugly

Paul Russell | 24 January 2014
So you don't think euthanasia is dangerous for the disabled? This might change your mind.

Has society failed US quadriplegic?

Michael Cook | 08 December 2010
A man who has been a quadriplegic since he was 3 is the latest focus of right-to-die news in the US. For about 18 months Dan Crews, 27, of Antioch, Illinois, has demanded that his ventilator be removed.

Do the disabled really want death?

Michael Cook | 19 November 2010
One of the most eloquent voices on euthanasia in Australia is Dr Erik Leipoldt, a quadriplegic who is a lecturer at the Centre for Research into Disability and Society at Curtin University of Technology, in Western Australia. Alarmed at the prospect of legalized euthanasia, Dr Leipoldt has written a very persuasive essay in Australian Policy Online arguing that legalization would hurt the disabled most.
 

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