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  • Kansas couple with prenatal diagnosis chooses life despite pressure to abort

    04/29/2024 10:59:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Pregnancy Help News ^ | April 17, 2024 | Gayle Irwin
    Like many young married couples, Kansas residents Roy and Emily Schmeidler were excited to learn about Emily’s pregnancy, their first child. However, at the 20-week ultrasound, their excitement turned to fear and uncertainty. They courageously chose life for their child despite doctors’ recommendations for abortion. “My husband and I were blessed to get pregnant, and at our 20-week ultrasound we got some pretty devastating news,” Emily recently told Pregnancy Help News. The baby had a cyst on her brain and one arm appeared to be shorter than the other with the possibility of missing bones. Additionally, the medical team said...
  • Horrifying moment brave disabled girl, 12, desperately tries to fight back after being pulled out of her wheelchair by cruel bullies at Orlando middle school

    04/18/2024 6:10:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 18, 2024 | Nic White
    The mother of a 12-year-old girl who was pulled from her wheelchair and beaten by bullies in a horrifying attack is speaking out about the abuse. Footage of two disturbing attacks on the 12-year-old in the bathroom and an elevator at Conway Middle School in Orlando show her being dragged around like a rag doll and shoved onto the cold tile floor in an attack filmed by fellow students. Speaking to, her mother revealed that she had been bullied for weeks by the same girls. has decided not to publish the disturbing footage. 'I'm sickened to see that...
  • Three girls, between 12 and 13, arrested for beating disabled man to death on DC street

    03/31/2024 3:25:36 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Nypost ^ | 03/30/2024 | Katherine Donlevy
    A 12-year-old girl and two 13-year-olds were arrested this week in Washington DC for a brutal 2023 attack on a disabled man in which they chased him through an alley and stomped him to death, reports said. The three young girls were allegedly caught on camera carrying out what detectives described as the “horrific” Oct. 17 middle-of-the-night attack murder of Reggie Brown. The graphic video showed a group of five girls chasing the disabled 64-year-old down an alley and ripping him off a chain link fence as he desperately tried to flee.
  • Parents Sue Founder Of Trust Fund That Lost $100 Million

    03/05/2024 2:13:24 PM PST · by devane617 · 25 replies
    disabilityscoop ^ | 03/05/2024
    TAMPA, Fla. — Cheryl Martin’s leg was amputated in 2022 after her car was hit by an Uber driver that crossed the median close to U.S. 19 and Alderman Road, sending her into a ditch. She agreed on a settlement for more than $1 million in damages and put more than $700,000 into a trust fund to replace her lost income from no longer being able to work and to pay for ongoing medical expenses. Martin, 59, hoped to also buy a home, “something very small, just for me.” But earlier this month, Martin was devastated when she received a...
  • Biden Admin Wants More Black Veterans Declared Mentally Disabled In The Name Of ‘Equity’

    02/16/2024 7:05:28 AM PST · by Twotone · 21 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | February 15, 2024 | Luke Rosiak
    A new “equity” initiative in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) aims to declare more black people to be mentally disabled. Black veterans currently receive disability payments for mental health conditions at nearly twice the rate of whites. But the Biden administration’s Equity Assessment and Action Steps for Mental Health Compensation Benefits, released Wednesday, said that to attain “equity,” that number needs to be even higher. “A higher percentage of Black Veterans currently receive disability compensation benefits than white Veterans for mental health conditions (21.7% vs. 12.7%),” the assessment said. “On average, Black Veterans also apply for disability compensation at...
  • Disabled people have ‘huge concerns’ around assisted dying, committee hears [Ireland]

    01/16/2024 6:26:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Tuesday, 16 Jan 2024 18:37
    Disabled people are “very concerned” that assisted dying is being considered when they are lacking many supports needed to live full lives, an Oireachtas committee has heard. An activist warned the Joint Committee on Assisted Dying that it “could lead to disabled people making choices where, through lack of supports, they begin to view themselves as a ‘burden’”. Peter Kearns is a disabled activist, artist and academic, and the development officer with the Independent Living Movement Ireland. ”Give us a chance to have a bit of a life before the other bit comes upon us,” he appealed to the committee....
  • Texas woman who sought court order to get an abortion says she will leave the state for the procedure

    12/11/2023 12:09:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 59 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | December 11, 2023
    A Texas woman whose fetus has a fatal diagnosis and who has been awaiting a decision from the Texas Supreme Court about whether she will be allowed to get an abortion said Monday that she has decided to leave Texas to get the procedure. Kate Cox, a mother of two who is around 20 weeks pregnant, found out just after Thanksgiving that her developing fetus has trisomy 18, a fatal diagnosis. Seeking to terminate the pregnancy to protect Cox's health and future fertility, she and her husband sought a court order to block Texas’ abortion bans from applying in her...
  • Covid Policy Failures Confirmed [semi-satire]

    11/29/2023 9:43:32 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 November 2023 | John Semmens
    A study conducted at Bangor University found that people with "communal personalities" – who were more caring, sensitive and aware of others' needs – adhered the most rigorously to the lockdown protocols. These types of people displayed the highest levels of continuing disturbance to their mental wellbeing during the post-lockdown period. In contrast, people with "agentic personalities" – who are more independent, more competitive and like to have control over their lives – were less compliant with the lockdown protocols. These types of people have been able to bounce back better from lockdown mode. In Scotland, disabled people were secretly...
  • Disabled people were secretly given Do Not Resuscitate orders, Scottish Covid-19 inquiry hears

    11/23/2023 8:30:38 PM PST · by MNDude · 19 replies
    Disabled Scots felt like their lives were ‘not worth saving’ during the pandemic after Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders were secretly imposed on many of them, an inquiry has heard. As Covid began to spread, GP receptionists even called up those with disabilities to try to persuade them to sign up to the orders, which inform doctors that they do not want their lives saved in an emergency. Glasgow Disability Alliance chief executive Tressa Burke also told the Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry how some of her members were left so isolated during lockdowns they feared their bodies would not be discovered...
  • Haiti gangs take aim at disabled children: ‘Put those kids out of their misery or we will’

    09/11/2023 12:56:29 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 33 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9-10-23 | Jacqueline Charles
    Abandoned by their families in hospital wards or on roadways, the kids at HaitiChildren have been diagnosed with a variety of disabilities, including Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, autism and brain injury from seizures. At least one little boy is HIV positive. Those who do not use a wheelchair have difficulty walking. They are conditions that not only require specialized care but also make them outcasts. Stigmatized, they are called kokobe, meaning “cripple” in Creole. A gang invaded the orphanage last week, pointing their guns and searching the place as they taunted the kids in wheelchairs. “The gangs have been shouting,...
  • Louisiana ninth-grader with cerebral palsy is left too distraught to return to school after bullies stole his electric WHEELCHAIR, then filmed themselves whizzing around corridors while mocking victim's speech and mannerisms

    05/17/2023 12:20:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 17, 2023 | Hope Sloop
    An outraged mother is calling for the bullies that traumatized her disabled son by using his wheelchair while making fun of him to face consequences. Kimberly Mitchell of Louisiana sent a letter addressing a recent 'senior prank' at Abbeville High School in which students mocked her son Tay'Shawn Landry, who has cerebral palsy and requires a motorized wheelchair. In the videos, a group is seen in the school wreaking havoc by covering a hallway in toilet paper, stacking desks and chairs on top of each other, and riding around in the wheelchair. One video shared by the mother shows a...
  • Massachusetts Democrat: the disabled cost too much to let them be born; Best to be sure to kill them before they have a budgetary impact.

    02/24/2023 7:45:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/24/2023 | David Strom
    Michael Hugo, the chair of the Framingham Democratic Committee, argued in a city council meeting that crisis pregnancy centers are a danger to the community because their screening might not catch a birth defect, the result of which would be the live birth of an expensive-to-care-for disabled child.Best to be sure to kill them before they have a budgetary impact.Hugo is not just the chair of the Democrats in this one town in Massachusetts, but the director of policy and government affairs for the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards.Nice to know. If you are planning on getting medical care in...
  • Disabled residents sue Portland over homeless camps blocking sidewalks and discover city spent $2 MILLION taxpayer funds for 22,000 homeless tents - mayor defends expense for 'public health emergency'

    02/01/2023 4:03:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 1, 2023 | Alex Oliveira
    Disabled residents suing Portland over scores of homeless encampments blocking city sidewalks have discovered the city spent at least $2million in taxpayer funds to buy those tents and tarps. Plaintiffs learned that Multnomah County's Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS) used the millions to buy 22,000 tents and 70,000 tarps for its homeless residents, but kept basically no record of who got the supplies or where they were set up. The lawsuit alleges the Oregon city is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act by allowing tents to build up unchecked across the city and block disabled people's abilities...
  • Lawsuit alleges Disneyland employees laughed at disabled woman before she fell while getting off ride, later died

    01/19/2023 1:11:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    KTLA ^ | 01/19/2023 | Cindy Von Quednow
    Aguilar visited the Anaheim park with her two adult daughters on Aug. 22, 2021. When they arrived at the Jungle Cruise attraction, Aguilar, who was physically disabled, was told by employees that a wheelchair-accessible boat was unavailable, the Register reported. While the attraction does have a ADA-accessible boat that allows disabled visitors to board without getting out of their wheelchair, Aguilar opted to ride another boat with the assistance of her daughters. After the ride ended, Aguilar’s daughters helped her off the boat. Instead of assisting, the lawsuit alleges cast members laughed at Aguilar’s struggles... Aguilar ended up losing her...
  • The Last Institutions. In Pennsylvania, advocates and officials work to shutter state-run facilities that some have called home for decades.

    12/28/2022 6:18:48 AM PST · by karpov · 16 replies
    City Journal ^ | December 27, 2022 | John Hirschauer
    When Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services announced in 2019 that Polk and White Haven Centers, two large state-operated institutions for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, would close by November 2022—claiming that moving residents to “community-based settings” would better honor their “inherent worth and dignity”—it spelled the end of two campuses that had housed the intellectually and developmentally disabled for more than 50 years. It also sparked a political fight between disability-rights activists, who hailed the closures as a step toward full inclusion for people with disabilities, and many residents and their families, who feared losing what they considered their...
  • What leads people to choose abortion due to disability?

    11/09/2022 9:10:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Live Action News ^ | November 7, 2022 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    A recent op-ed in Newsweek explored a mother’s emotional roller coaster after a friend told her that had she been in her position, she would have aborted her child. Liz Brown discussed the aftermath of hearing that some people think it’s better for her son — who is severely autistic and nonverbal — to have been killed rather than born. Brown was having coffee with a friend when they began to discuss IVF and pregnancy. “[S]he said she couldn’t bear the thought of raising a disabled child and that she would have an abortion if she found out her fetus...
  • John Fetterman: Disabled Americans have the right to be represented

    10/26/2022 10:50:43 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 98 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 26, 2022 | Liz Plank
    Disabled Americans have the right to be represented, and most importantly, to work — and that includes working for the U.S. government.
  • Fetterman Finally Releases 'Medical Record' (But You Won't Believe What It Really Is)

    10/19/2022 10:08:23 AM PDT · by bitt · 76 replies ^ | 10/19/2022 | STEPHEN GREEN
    Pennsylvania Democrat senate candidate and stroke victim John Fetterman finally released his medical record after weeks on the campaign trail spent struggling to speak in short and sometimes nonsensical outbursts. There’s just one problem: that isn’t his medical record. Actually, there are at least a couple more problems, but we’ll get to those in a sec. The first and most obvious problem is… those are not his medical records, and you’d have to be a fool or a member of the press to believe they are. But I repeat myself. What the campaign released — here, in PDF form —...
  • Associated Press: Disability experts accuse Canada of using assisted suicide to dispose of the disabled

    08/12/2022 6:58:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/12/2022 | Ed Morrissey
    The horror stories from Canada about pressure for “assisted suicide” choices on the disabled and those with profoundly-chronic illness rarely make news in American media outlets. That makes this report from the Associated Press eye-popping indeed. Disability advocates in Canada have leveled accusations that Canada’s nationalized health-care system has used the legalized assisted-suicide system as a vehicle for euthanasia and cost savings:Nichols’ family reported the case to police and health authorities, arguing that he lacked the capacity to understand the process and was not suffering unbearably — among the requirements for euthanasia. They say he was not taking needed medication,...
  • Rents spike as big-pocketed investors buy mobile home parks

    07/25/2022 3:54:38 PM PDT · by DFG · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 07/25/2022 | MICHAEL CASEY and CAROLYN THOMPSON
    For as long as anyone can remember, rent increases rarely happened at Ridgeview Homes, a family-owned mobile home park in upstate New York. That changed in 2018 when corporate owners took over the 65-year-old park located amid farmland and down the road from a fast food joint and grocery store about 30 miles northeast of Buffalo. Residents, about half of whom are seniors or disabled people on fixed incomes, put up with the first two increases. They hoped the latest owner, Cook Properties, would address the bourbon-colored drinking water, sewage bubbling into their bathtubs and the pothole-filled roads. When that...