Saturday, March 26, 2005

Able voices

The above link is to a very interesting argument (article and comments) about the Schiavo case from the perspective of disability: rights and treatment of persons with disabilities remains difficult for the non-disabled to really grasp in anything like a systematic fashion because so few take the time to think about or grapple with these issues in any depth. However, it must be noted that, perhaps more so than in most "communities of interest," there is a great diversity of opinions and issues among those people who have or who deal with disabilities. There are some commonalities -- and concern about euthanasia/genetic testing/abortion is one of them -- but I'm deeply suspicious of anyone who says that the Schiavo case is "simple" if taken from the "right" perspective....

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