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  • Life is a journey, not a destination

    06/23/2016 10:26:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/16 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    A global-expedition leader reflects on his latest mountaineering adventure with his son and two Green Berets Sheer grit, dig-down-deep determination, and a fortitude not matched by most of the toughest men I’ve ever known, were the all-encompassing descriptions – perhaps the only adequate ones – I felt as I watched retired and disabled U.S. Army Green Berets ascending and descending the great Denali (Mt. McKinley), Alaska. The expedition up the mountain was not only unforgettable; but in many ways a once-in-a-lifetime experience; proving once again that it’s not always the objective gained, but the quest to achieve it (And this...
  • Clinton Super PAC Ad Shames Trump for Mocking Disabled (Barf Alert)

    06/11/2016 5:49:34 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 73 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 08 Jun 2016 | Mark Swanson
    Hillary Clinton's super-PAC unveiled a new TV spot this week that brings to the surface Donald Trump's mocking of a disabled reporter a few months ago, Politico reported. Though Trump has denied mocking the New York Times' Serge Kovaleski, Priorities USA, Clinton's super-PAC, is jumping on an opportunity it thinks will resonate with voters. The message: Trump "mocked someone with a disability," reports the New York Times. "Women are pigs and slobs, Mexicans are thugs and criminals, and the disabled deserve to be targets of mocking and derision," Priorities USA spokesman Justin Barasky said in a statement to Politico. "The...
  • The Culture of Death's Love Story?

    06/10/2016 11:18:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    It's maddening to watch a movie trailer resplendent with engrossing and alluring screenshots projecting a terrific flick, only to learn after paying the price of admission that you'd watched the totality of the movie's value. That's not misleading; it's good advertising. But sometimes movie studios are just plain guilty of false advertising. The new movie "Me Before You" looks to be an inspirational love story. A lower-class woman in England is hired to take care of a young man who recently became a quadriplegic after being hit by a car. He inspires her to live a fuller life; she inspires...
  • Liberal Protesters Assault Disabled Donald Trump Supporter Attending Rally in a Wheelchair

    05/25/2016 8:41:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Liberal activists have created a tense and violent-prone environment outside rallies for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for weeks. That potential for violence came to a head in New Mexico yesterday when a disabled Trump supporter attending a rally in a wheelchair became the subject of a violent assault. As the Associated Press reports, Trump supporters were “taunted” by the crowd outside the Albuquerque Convention Center, but one disabled man got the brunt end of the liberals’ wrath: Some protesters even threw water bottles and water at the Trump supporters as they walked along a sidewalk leading to the...
  • (From MAY 23, 2011) Aborting Imperfection: Abortions on Disabled Babies are Dead Wrong

    05/23/2016 10:45:26 PM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Daily Mail Life News ^ | May 23, 2011 | Melissa Clouthier
    Modern technology brings diagnoses earlier–even in the womb. In the U.S., that means that 90% of children with Down’s Syndrom are aborted thanks to amniocentesis. In this UK example, a child diagnosed via ultrasound with Spina Bifida was aborted [WARNING: this is very disturbing]. His mother’s experience is what follows: Yet if making that choice was hard, the physical ordeal was only just beginning. At 18 weeks pregnant, I was too far gone for a surgical termination and would have to go through a labour and delivery, under the care of midwives at our local hospital. The first step was...
  • Hillary horror! 'Get those f-ing retards out of here'

    05/16/2016 2:06:38 PM PDT · by imanerd11 · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 5/15/2016 | Unspecified
    “When are they going to get those f—ing ree-tards out of here?!” Those are said to be the infamous words of Hillary Clinton – also known as Arkansas’ “Mother of the Year” in 1984 – when Hillary reportedly grew frustrated that handicapped children weren’t collecting their Easter eggs quickly enough on the lawn of the Arkansas governor’s mansion. “[T]he children were having a wonderful time. But they were having a v-e-r-y, v-e-r-y, v-e-r-y s-l-o-w time of finding and picking up the Easter eggs,” wrote Dolly Kyle – a childhood sweetheart of Bill Clinton who had a 33-year relationship with him...
  • Horrific Details Revealed in Murder of Pregnant Texas Teen

    05/03/2016 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | May 3 2016 | wowk
    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- A mentally disabled West Texas teenager who told a school worker she had been impregnated by her stepfather was found with her uterus removed when authorities discovered her body in her family's partially burned home, according to an arrest warrant. The mother of the 18-year-old who was found dead in Idalou, northeast of Lubbock, in February remained jailed Monday after being arrested last week on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a disabled person. The teenager's stepfather is being held on three counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child. No one has been charged...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Woman says her developmentally disabled sister was raped while at state-run group home

    05/02/2016 9:10:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 2 2016 | Victoria Bekiempis, Stephen Rex Brown
    A nonverbal, developmentally disabled woman was raped under the supervision of a state-run group home, the sister of the alleged victim claims — and officials did nothing to address the alleged abuse, she told the Daily News. The disabled woman — who cannot legally consent to sex — was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in 2004 while under the care of Union Avenue IRA, according to a Manhattan federal lawsuit that will be filed Monday. “What went through my head was that my sister was raped by somebody,” said L.K., the alleged victim’s sister, adding that the 47-year-old woman...
  • Amy Van Dyken-Rouen said she was 'embarrassed' by TSA agent at Denver International Airport

    05/02/2016 7:00:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 98 replies
    7NEWS & The Denver Channel ^ | May 2, 2016 | Mark Boyle
    Colorado's six-time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen says agents with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) humiliated her. She took to social media Sunday to detail her experience getting through security at Denver International Airport. She said agents made her go through a full body search even though she has Pre check. "They go around your breasts, they basically go under your butt and the just grab things, not grab, they touch things that are not appropriate and it's really embarrassing," said Van Dyken-Rouen. Van Dyken-Rouen said as much as she and husband Tom travel all over the...
  • Baby girl denied chance at new heart because of developmental disability

    04/19/2016 4:37:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | April 13, 2016 | Nancy Flanders
    Stephanie Parra was 32 weeks pregnant when doctors handed her devastating news. Her baby girl had a heart defect that was so severe they didn’t think she would live more than a few hours after birth. They told Parra that she should consider abortion. “I reminded the doctor that I was 32 weeks,” she explained. “But the doctor said that my baby was considered defective and that you can terminate up to 38 or maybe 39 weeks. I told her, no, termination wasn’t an option. We were going to continue the pregnancy.” Parra was determined to help her daughter anyway...
  • Obama to forgive the student debt of permanently disabled people

    04/12/2016 8:20:11 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2016 | Danielle Douglas-Gabriel
    The Obama administration plans to forgive $7.7 billion in federal student loans held by nearly 400,000 permanently disabled Americans. By law, anyone with a severe disability is eligible to have the government discharge their federal student loans. The administration took steps four years ago to make the process easier by letting people who are totally and permanently disabled use their Social Security designation to apply for a discharge, but few took advantage.
  • Federal Rules Shutting Down Work Centers for the Disabled

    12/16/2015 5:54:54 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/15/2015 | Anne Schieber
    Work centers for the disabled provide a useful service for businesses while allowing individuals with special needs to gain work skills and autonomy. But new federal regulations would make life difficult for these charitable operations, potentially causing some to close their doors. These centers have historically been exempt from minimum wage laws, but proposed rules from the federal Labor Department would end the exemption. Regulators are also considering mandating "integrated work settings," which means they would have to employ more higher-priced, nondisabled workers to work with those who are disabled. For many centers, that means they would have to fire...
  • Obamacare is robbing resources from the developmentally disabled

    12/09/2015 2:57:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2015 | Kristina Ribali
    States seduced by the“free” federal funds trap into expanding Medicaid under Obamacare are facing the harsh reality that comes with an expanded welfare class: free comes at a very high price.Medicaid expansion has blown a billion dollar hole in California’s budget and now cuts are inevitable, cuts that will hurt those with developmental disabilities.The Arc of Alameda County, a non-profit that offers “programs and services for people with developmental disabilities” is one of the latest victims of the strained budget, reports NPR. The Arc runs a work center in Union City, California, that allows people with developmental disabilities to...
  • Illinois Tollway Establishes Diversity and Inclusion Committee

    10/12/2015 7:49:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Downers Grove Patch ^ | September 24, 2015 | Morgan Searels and the Illinois Tollway
    Submitted by the Illinois Tollway. The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors today announced it has created a new committee to guide the development of policies and programs that will continue to encourage and support the agency’s inclusion efforts in contracting, procurement of goods and services and workforce diversity. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will work to expand and increase the effectiveness of current Tollway efforts to offer small and veteran-owned firms and disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned businesses opportunities to compete for agency contracts and encourage all firms the agency does business with to hire more diverse workforces. “Establishing this new...
  • Army Amputee Finds Inner Strength Through Exercise

    09/25/2015 8:31:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 9/25/2015 | Aaron Kidd
    Derek Weida’s humorous, profanity-filled Internet videos on bodybuilding and weight loss have attracted millions of viewers. The amputee veteran has his own clothing line, and tens of thousands of people have reached out to him for diet and exercise advice. But Weida, 29, who credits fitness with helping him break out of severe depression after an insurgent’s bullet ended his Army career, said he would gladly give up his Web fame if he could return to active duty. Through motivational videos and a nonprofit that helps veterans cover fitness-related expenses, Weida has found a new way to serve by trying...
  • Disturbing footage of John Lennon mocking disabled people leaves fans in shock

    09/20/2015 2:31:25 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 222 replies
    Fans have been left shocked by disturbing footage of John Lennon mocking disabled people. The Beatles legend was an inspiration to many, but over the years his darker side has been revealed - and TV show It Was Alright In The 1960s has brought him back under fire.
  • Incredible: White, Disabled Man Denied Housing Because he’s ‘Not a Muslim’

    08/28/2015 7:07:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Because Muslims in Canada are so discriminated against, one was just denied subsidized housing in a Christian-only building. Just kidding. Fooled you, didn’t I? Or maybe not…since Canada is such a bastion of leftists and wimps. Actually, everything above just needs to be reversed a little bit. Almost like a sex change. A Canadian man was denied housing because he’s not a Muslim. Not a Muslim. Got it? A video of this and other Canadian silliness: The man being denied housing is just a white guy—yeah, yeah, so he’s disabled. BFD. That doesn’t really matter—no one cares. After all, he...
  • Disabled Vet Stands Guard Outside Of Alabama Marine Recruiting Office

    07/21/2015 11:50:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On July 20, disabled veteran Jim Young stood guard outside a Guntersville, Alabama, Marine recruiting office as part of his “patriotic duty.” Young stood outside the office for approximately three hours. According to 48 WAFF, Young said, “I felt it was my patriotic duty to make sure nothing happened to them. I can’t see them giving their life back here in the United States because someone wouldn’t arm them.”
  • Thousands take part in anti-abortion rally in Dublin

    07/06/2015 8:35:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    rte.ie ^ | 05 July 2015
    Thousands of people have gathered at Parnell Square in Dublin city centre for an anti-abortion rally. Organisers say the theme and aim of this year's march, titled 'Rally for Life', is to speak up for babies with a disability. It is being organised by Youth Defence, the Life Institute, and Precious Youth. At 2.30pm demonstrators began making their way down O'Connell Street towards their finishing point outside Leinster House. Gardaí estimated the crowd for today's rally at between 5,000 and 8,000, while organisers said the figure was between 25,000 and 30,000. In a statement following today’s rally, Amnesty Ireland said...
  • Peter Singer doesn’t want tax dollars to pay for disabled babies

    06/30/2015 4:51:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 69 replies
    lifedynamics.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Life Dynamics
    While pro-life advocates work to remove tax funded abortions, Princeton University bio-ethicist, Peter Singer says he doesn’t want his tax dollars to pay for disabled babies. In a radio interview in April with WorldNet Daily’s Aaron Klein, Peter Singer argued it is “reasonable” for government or private insurance companies to deny treatment to severely disabled babies. Singer is both an advocate for abortion as well as infanticide. On his faculty page, under the heading: The Sanctity of Human Life, Singer openly argues for infanticide: “Newborn human babies have no sense of their own existence over time. So killing a newborn...
  • Toronto hosting orgy for the disabled this summer, courtesy of Canadian taxpayers

    06/17/2015 10:29:09 AM PDT · by NRx · 41 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06-16-15 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, June 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Canadian taxpayers are helping to foot the bill for a mass orgy for the disabled this August — dubbed a ‘world first’ — where people in wheelchairs can engage in acts of “sex and nudity” so that their “desires can be fulfilled and fantasies can be explored.” An entrance fee of $20 brings the disabled person into an atmosphere where one can “indulge in their fantasies, enjoy intimacy with their partner and socialize with like-minded individuals.” The theatre hosting the event has room for 125 people. The orgy, titled “Deliciously Disabled,” is planned for...
  • Becoming disabled by choice, not chance: ‘Transabled’

    06/02/2015 11:31:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Post ^ | 06/02/2015 | Sarah Boesveld
    OTTAWA — When he cut off his right arm with a “very sharp power tool,” a man who now calls himself One Hand Jason let everyone believe it was an accident.But he had for months tried different means of cutting and crushing the limb that never quite felt like his own, training himself on first aid so he wouldn’t bleed to death, even practicing on animal parts sourced from a butcher.“My goal was to get the job done with no hope of reconstruction or re-attachment, and I wanted some method that I could actually bring myself to do,” he told...
  • Mother pays $25,000 to kill her 8-month-old disabled baby

    05/18/2015 8:37:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | May 1, 2015
    A story on Yahoo! Parenting tells of a woman who chose to have an abortion at 36 weeks, believing it was the right choice for her situation. Writer Rachel Bertsche shares the story of Kate, a 29-year-old mother outside Boston, who had a late-term abortion after she learned her daughter had a brain abnormality. Kate chose abortion even after she was offered adoption as an option. The story is heartbreaking— almost like a woman who had a miscarriage and is grieving. But despite the circumstance of a baby who suffered from a brain malformation, the truth of the matter is...
  • Man Wanted in Assault of Two People, One Who's Mentally Challenged

    04/14/2015 9:05:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    wsaz.com ^ | 4.14.15 | Rebekah Pewitt
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- South Charleston Police are searching for a man they say is responsible for assaulting two people -- one who is mentally challenged. It happened about 6 a.m. Monday. Police say a man broke into the home of Tehrah Edwards. Edwards said the man is her ex-boyfriend. She said he held her and her new boyfriend, Sylvester Bates, against their will and beat them repeatedly. "He basically beat him to a pulp," Edwards said. "He punched me, had my daughter by the hair. He was like, 'oh you're lucky I didn't gut you like a fish.'...
  • Mother arrested after 'leaving quadriplegic son in the woods for five days'

    04/12/2015 10:47:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 11, 2015 | Gardner By Josh Gardner and Mia De Graaf For Dailymail.com
    Mother arrested after 'leaving quadriplegic son in the woods for five days' while she visited her boyfriend Nyia Parler, 41, allegedly left her 21-year-old son in woods on Monday and traveled to Maryland where she was taken into custody early Sunday Her son was found under rain-soaked pile of leaves on Friday night and police say he would have died if passers-by hadn't spotted him He was lying on the ground 10 feet from his wheelchair and a Bible A Philadelphia mother accused of abandoning her quadriplegic son in the woods before skipping town to see her boyfriend has been...
  • Dem lawmaker proposes euthanizing the disabled

    04/04/2015 3:06:20 PM PDT · by Kyle Olson
    The American Mirror ^ | 4/4/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    McDonald’s announced that over 90,000 employees will receive a pay raise effective July 1, 2015. After recent employee protests and slow sales, McDonald’s appears to be raising salaries to solve employee relation problems and improve it’s image with consumers.
  • Rep irked by cuts mockingly suggests euthanasia for disabled (Dem in NH)

    04/03/2015 9:51:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2015 12:24 PM EDT
    A New Hampshire state representative exasperated by budget cuts to programs serving disabled people has mockingly suggested the next step would be euthanasia. NH1 reports that the comment by Democratic Rep. Michael Cahill of Newmarket came during Wednesday’s budget debate. Cahill said since budget writers “are refusing to raise revenues” to fund programs for the disabled, “have you looked at euthanasia?” …
  • Man pleads guilty to abusing mentally disabled person

    03/05/2015 9:20:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Quad City Times ^ | March 5, 2015 | Tara Becker
    Tyshon VanBlueA Davenport man faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a mentally disabled person at a Davenport residential care facility in August. Tyshon M. VanBlue, 24, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single count of third-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors from Story County will drop five counts of third-degree sex abuse stemming from an unrelated case involving two Special Olympics participants. VanBlue will be sentenced April 15. VanBlue's plea comes less than a week before he was to be tried in the Scott County case. VanBlue,...
  • Father not ready to “try again” after wife aborts his disabled child

    02/10/2015 12:34:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Woman speaking about the father of her aborted baby. they aborted a previously wanted baby because amniocentesis showed that the child was handicapped: “Even though he wasn’t talking, I think he may have taken it a little bit harder than even I did, because he seemed to be more afraid to try again… I was more optimistic, and I guess he was still grieving, and I was already on to, “okay, let’s try this again.” But he wasn’t ready, he was more afraid. Even when he’s not talking, I know what he’s feeling.” Rayna Rapp Testing Women, Testing the Fetus:...
  • Parents Sue After They Aborted Baby Test Showed Would be Disabled, The Test Was Wrong

    01/31/2015 7:10:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 62 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/29/15 | Steven Ertelt
    The pro-life movement is all-too-familiar with offensive wrongful birth lawsuits — but here’s something very different. The wrongful birth suit is brought by the parents of a sick or disabled child against a physician that, the parents say, was negligent. Wrongful birth lawsuits claim the doctor failed to inform the parents of the illness or disability of the child and that had they known, they would have aborted their child. In other words, the parents are saying we wish our child was dead. In a new lawsuit, parents are suing because the child is already dead — having been aborted...
  • Crocus Hill neighbors split on plan to raze 1902 home

    01/13/2015 8:04:41 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-13-15 | Frederick Melo
    The house at 27 Crocus Place is listed on property tax statements for $1.06 million, but neighbors consider it priceless. Built in 1902, the yellow, two-story Victorian sits on a bluff, overlooking Pleasant Avenue and Interstate 35E. In November, trial attorney Fred Pritzker and his wife, Renee, bought the 4,200-square-foot home from his brother and sister-in-law with a singular goal: to tear it down and replace it with one that is more accessible to the disabled. At 64, Pritzker said he is slowly losing function on the left side of his body; at some point soon, he'll need a walker...
  • Parents of disabled baby arrange their child’s death by starvation

    12/26/2014 5:33:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | December 24, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Charles L. Bosk, a writer and researcher, spent time in a pediatric hospital where doctors and nurses took care of disabled and/or premature babies. Sometimes, when disabled babies were born (despite the program’s efforts to detect and abort them), the parents didn’t want them. Bosk wrote about a couple that chose not to treat their disabled baby with routine surgery, but instead allowed the child to die: She [the woman who counseled the parents] reported that the parents had decided not only that they did not want to repair the child’s oomphalecele, but they wanted the child to die, and...
  • North Kansas City school takes away blind child’s cane, replaces it with pool noodle

    12/17/2014 4:34:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    FOX4 ^ | December 17, 2014 | Molly Balkenbush,
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two North Kansas City parents are outraged after they say their blind son’s cane was taken away from him at school by a bus driver. Eight-year-old Dakota Nafzinger attends Gracemor Elementary School. Rachel Nafzinger said school staff took away her son’s cane as punishment for bad behavior on the bus and then gave him a swimming pool noodle to use as a substitute. The school wouldn’t go on camera, but North Kansas City School District Spokeswoman Michelle Cronk confirmed taking away Dakota’s cane, calling it school property that was given to him when he enrolled. They...
  • Defector Says North Korea Castrates Disabled People; Performs Experiments Before Leaving Them to Die

    12/13/2014 11:02:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/13/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    A North Korean defector gives a horrible account of how people with mental or physical disabilities are seen as a stain on the nation's image and are therefore used for performing experiments before being deliberately neglected until they die. "Disabled children are being taken away, suffering indescribable things and dying," said Ji Seong-ho, who escaped North Korea in 2006 after losing his left leg above the knee and his left hand at the wrist. Ji, the founder of the organization Now, Action, Unity, Human Rights, or NAUH, who was in London this week to protest outside the North Korean embassy,...
  • 'Dwarfs castrated and children sent for chemical weapons tests': How North Korea is 'purging the

    12/11/2014 8:09:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 11, 2014 | Simon Tomlinson
    North Korea is systematically purging its disabled population by making them disappear from public sight, subjecting them to chemical weapons tests and castrating them, defectors claimed today. Ji Seong-ho, 32, who escaped after he himself suffered horrific treatment after losing a leg and hand, said the Kim Jong-un's regime felt 'humiliated' by them. He claims babies with mental and physical disabilities are routinely snatched from hospitals and left to suffer 'indescribable things' until they die. Two other defectors also told him of a village in a remote mountain region that had been effectively turned into an asylum to house people...
  • UPDATE | No formal charges yet in severe neglect case, additional suspects possible

    12/02/2014 4:28:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    FOX59 ^ | , December 1, 2014 | Greg Margason - Web Producer and James Gherardi,
    NDERSON, Ind. (Dec. 1, 2014)– No formal charges have been filed yet in a severe case of child neglect in Madison County, and police are looking at the possibility of additional suspects. Anderson’s trauma team was called to a house Monday in the 3400 block of Forest Terrace Drive on a report of a 15-year-old girl suffering from severe malnutrition. Police say she now only weighs 35 pounds. Police say the teen is mentally disabled and was covered in feces. The girl’s grandfather, Steve Sells, 58, has been arrested and will face preliminary child neglect charges. He is currently on...
  • Voting Machine Disabled After Allegedly Failing to Show Greg Abbott's Name on Ballot

    11/04/2014 5:38:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/4/14 | Kristin Tate
    Election officials in San Antonio, Texas are examining a disabled voting machine after it allegedly left Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott's name off of the ballot. Earlier on Tuesday, the machine was being utilized in Bexar County's First Chinese Baptist Church of San Antonio. Bexar County Election Administrator Jacque Callan told local media outlet KENS 5 that the machine was "experiencing issues." According to Callan, the machine has a counter which will allow election officials to determine exactly how many voters used it. At this point, there is no explanation as to how -- or why -- the glitch occurred.
  • Parents of 9-year-old boy with special needs who died weighing 17 pounds and was....

    09/30/2014 7:39:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    mail online ^ | Chris Spargo for MailOnline
    Parents of 9-year-old boy with special needs who died weighing 17 pounds and was found locked in his 'feces-covered room' are charged with murder A husband and wife have been charged in the death of their 9-year-old son, whose decomposing body was found in a 'feces-covered room' in their home this past August. Police filed criminal homicide charges earlier today against Kimberly A. Tutko and Jarrod N. Tutko Sr., of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, saying their neglect caused the death of their son Jarrod Jr. Jarrod Jr., who was diagnosed with Fragile X syndrome as an infant, weighed just 17 pounds at...
  • Baby Dies Whose Parents Wanted to Stop Life Support Just Because He Was Disabled

    09/25/2014 7:55:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A disabled baby has died after a major battle in France pitted the parents of a disabled prematurely-born baby against doctors — as the parents wanted doctors to stop life support for their son because he is severely disabled. The baby boy, named Titouan was born on August 31, four months before he was slated to be born. The baby weighed two pounds at birth and suffered from an intracerebral haemorrhage. Doctors at University Hospital Center of Poitiers said he has brain damage and they were unable to determine the extent of it. The baby’s parents, Mélanie and Aurélien, said...
  • Parents Want to Stop Life Support for Baby Because He’s Disabled: .........

    09/19/2014 10:59:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Parents Want to Stop Life Support for Baby Because He’s Disabled: Who Wants Their Son to be Handicapped? A major battle in France pits the parents of a disabled prematurely-born baby against doctors — as the parents want doctors to stop life support for their son because he is severely disabled. The baby boy, named Titouan was born on August 31, four months before he was slated to be born. The baby weighed two pounds at birth and suffered from an intracerebral haemorrhage. Doctors at University Hospital Center of Poitiers say he has brain damage and they are...
  • Surrogate mother of twins who gave birth to disabled girl..'didn't want a dribbling cabbage'

    08/26/2014 9:12:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    mail online ^ | Corey Charlton for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Surrogate mother of twins who gave birth to disabled girl was told by woman she intended to give the child to that she 'didn't want a dribbling cabbage' A British surrogate mother says she will raise a disabled girl as her own after the baby's intended mother said she didn't want a 'dribbling cabbage' as her child. The child, born with Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy, was one of twins the surrogate mother was paid Ł12,000 in expenses to give birth to. The story shows remarkable similarities to that of baby Gammy, a Down's syndrome baby born to a Thai...
  • What Happened to This Wheelchair-Bound Veteran in a Lowe’s Store Is the Best Thing You’ll Read Today

    07/14/2014 3:07:27 PM PDT · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-14-2014 | Gina Cassini
    Above: Employees of the nightshift at Lowe’s in Staten Island, New York - David, Marcus and Souleyman - get to work.by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsVeteran Michael Sulsona had been waiting on a new wheelchair from the VA for years. But as with so many vets suffering under scandalous conditions in the VA system, he got nowhere. His wheelchair was rickety and always seemed on the verge of collapse. Then one day it did exactly that-- right when he was shopping in a Staten Island-area Lowe's. But what happened next That’s when three strangers stepped right in to help...
  • AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting

    07/10/2014 11:09:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 10, 2014 10:12 AM EDT | Michael R. Blood
    At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation’s largest county. A Voting Rights Act complaint to be filed Thursday with the U.S. Justice Department goes to a politically delicate subject that states have grappled with over the years: Where is the line to disqualify someone from the voting booth because of a cognitive or developmental impairment? The complaint by the Disability and Abuse Project...
  • 6 Investigates Follow-up: Failed Housing Project Costs City Grant Money [Corpus Christi, Texas]

    06/18/2014 9:49:46 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    KRIS ^ | 6/17/14 | Andrew Ellison
    CORPUS CHRISTI - The city of Corpus Christi on Tuesday announced it can not come up with all of the money needed to repay the federal government for a failed, public housing project. The news comes on the heels of a KRIS-6 Investigation into the League of United Latin American Citizens - Apartment of the Village project, a low-income housing unit for disabled veterans. But the project derailed and the money, disappeared. After years of delay, the city sued the league to recover the $400,000 block grant which city leaders approved, in 2008. That is because the city, not L.U.L.A.C.,...
  • WATCH: A Very Special 'Wheel of Fortune' Contestant Wins Viewers' Hearts (Video)

    05/03/2014 7:22:28 AM PDT · by montag813 · 5 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-03-2014 | TRN
    Wednesday, 'Wheel of Fortune' had a very inspirational contestant in Trent Girone. The 21-year-old Peoria, Ariz., resident is a self-described "Wheel of Fortune" fanatic, but more important, he's the first special needs contestant ever to compete on the show.Girone has had nine brain surgeries and has both Asperger's and Tourette's syndromes, but that didn't stop him from taking early control of the wheel by successfully guessing the first puzzle, "a smashing success." Girone ultimately didn't win the game -- he hit the dreaded Bankrupt slot -- but he won viewer hearts from coast-to-coast.  WATCH:
  • Abortion Activists Call Parents of Baby Who Lived Just 10 Hours “Selfish” for Not Aborting Her

    04/08/2014 3:24:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) — Bristol Palin spotlighted the amazing and heartbreaking story of Sophia Kyla Dennis, daughter of Lindsey and Kevin. At 20 weeks pregnant, Lindsey and Kevin were given the devastating news that their daughter had a brain disorder that was 100% fatal. Rather than having an abortion, they gave birth to their beautiful baby, and got to enjoy 10 hours with her. “The 10 best hours of my life,” is how Lindsey Dennis describes her short time with Sophia Kyla, born last fall. Lindsey and husband Kevin found out at the 20th week of her pregnancy that Sophia...
  • Oklahoma Bill Helps Moms Pressured to Abort Their Disabled Unborn Babies

    04/07/2014 7:47:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A bill pending in the Oklahoma legislature would provide support for pregnant moms facing pressure to have an abortion when confronted with ultrasound scans showing their baby has severe disabilities. Whether it’s from doctors, family or society, parents of unborn children with very severe physical disabilities that could claim their lives shortly after birth often face pressure to have an abortion. The pro-life Perinatal Hospice Bill, HB 2685, was approved by the Health Committee to address that. clodaghAs Oklahomans for Life tells LifeNews.com, “The bill addresses the rare but tragic circumstance where a pregnant woman is told that her unborn...
  • Pro-abortion blog says aborting disabled children is ‘doing God’s work

    04/04/2014 7:56:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Cassy Fiano
    No one wants to have an abortion. That’s what they say, right? Abortion activists insist that no woman ever wants to have an abortion — they just end up in circumstances which necessitate one. But then you get people like RH Reality Check writer Valerie Tarico, who writes about abortion in glowing terms. According to Tarico, having an abortion is taking the moral high ground. To Tarico, abortion is a sacred gift. My friend Patricia offers a single reason for her passionate defense of reproductive care that includes abortion: Every baby should have its toes kissed. If life is precious...
  • UGH: Obama admin forcing federal contractors to hire 7% disabled workers or face penalties

    03/20/2014 6:04:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/20/14 | staff
    Another ridiculous regulation coming down from the Obama administration, basically telling federal contractors if they want to keep getting federal contracts then they must ensure that 7% of their workforce have a disability, which means these companies will be required to ask about this when hiring. WSJ – U.S. regulations are coming into effect next week that will require federal contractors to ask their employees if they have a disability, the WSJ reports. A group of employers that includes Boeing Co., Dell Inc. and AT&T Inc., among some 40,000 others, will be compelled to ask about employees’ disabilities for the...
  • Are You Disabled? Your Boss Needs to Know

    03/19/2014 8:29:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 18, 2014 | LAUREN WEBER
    Nearly a quarter of the U.S. workforce will soon have to answer a personal question from the boss: Are you disabled? U.S. regulations going into effect next week require for the first time that federal contractors—a group that includes Boeing Co., Dell Inc. and AT&T Inc., T among some 40,000 others—ask their employees if they have a disability. Those that don't employ a minimum of 7% disabled workers, or can't prove they are taking steps to achieve that goal, could face penalties and, in the most extreme cases, the loss of their contracts, according to a government official. The target...