“People don’t want to think about the brutality of what happens to the baby but when you’ve worked in an abortion clinic or thought about it, there is no escaping what it entails” – Abby Johnson.
If the inclusion of people with disability is a characteristic of a civilised society, why would we accept discrimination against unborn people with disability?
“If we were animals, perhaps we might qualify for protection as an endangered species. But we are only human beings with disabilities, so we do not,” says Lord Shinkwin.
Sr Mary Sweeney, a Sister of St Joseph of Cluny and a native of Dungloe in Co Donegal, named for her role in coordinating a response to the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.
“This level of population ageing will be associated with higher levels of disability and long-term ill-health and now is the time for planning and investment.”
"It is appalling to see the UN Committee on Human Rights pressing for abortion on disability grounds. Surely very sick babies deserve special protection not abortion" - Tracy Harkin.
Amendment to the Justice Bill that would permit the direct and intentional killing of unborn children with life limiting conditions, up to the moment of birth.
“People are appalled at Amnesty’s stance, especially those who previously supported the organisation” - Niamh Ui Bhriain of the Rally for Life Committee.
Where laws enabling assisted suicide and euthanasia have been introduced, very quickly they are extended to those who are not terminally ill but disabled.
Through dedicated care and tireless fund-raising, Fr Liam Hayes SVD has brought hope and sanctuary to some of Argentina’s abandoned disabled. Sarah MacDonald reports on this “remarkable” achievement.
Séamus Greene is Director of the National Parents and Siblings Alliance. Thirty years ago his daughter was born with a severe disability which it was difficult even to categorise. Little did he know that she was to become the centre of his and his wife’s life, and how much she would influence their attitudes, their
A few months before the Special Olympics was due to open, journalist Fiona Murdoch received a phone call asking her would she profile some of the participants and write a book about them to help the general public better understand how able disabled people are. This is the result.
Out of the fire of his own autistic torment, Christopher Goodchild has produced this beautiful and inspiring book full of profound life-giving wisdom.