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  • Aborting defective foetuses - what will it do?

    This brief article criticises abortion for genetic reasons. The author argues that this kind of abortion is not about a woman's right to choose but about making decisions based on cultural assumptions which have been shaped by discriminatory attitudes and practices against disabled people. Keyword: Ethics

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  • The Dutch Experience

    This article examines euthanasia practices in Holland and describes 2 flaws in the practice - that it has the nonsensical aim of convincing people they can have better options than life and that it is based on value judgements.

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  • Death - Making in Human Services

    This paper looks at "our fixation on the notion of 'death with dignity' (which) has psychological roots in the fear of being completely dependent on other" and relates it to the fact that euthanasia is gaining world-wide popular support.

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  • The forgotten holocaust

    This article reminds people of the "killing thoughts" that led the German welfare and medical establishment to eradicate people with disabilities, elderly people and people with odd shaped eyes and ears.

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  • Professionalized service and disabling help

    A compelling essay which analyses the negative effects of a service dominated culture and economy on citizens and communities. The author describes the way in which, despite the good intentions of many service providers, people are increasingly being defined as "deficient" in order to serve the service industry.

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  • A community care program

    This article describes the Community Options Program in Wisconsin, USA which has been in operation since 1982 and which provides individualised supports to elderly people, people with physical disabilities and families of people with developmental disability.

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  • Opening our community to Jews with disabilities

    The authors of this paper in their own abstract write, "This paper relates the story of one particularly successful group of community activists. Access Inc. is an advocacy group of concerned individuals. . .

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  • Fear for sale

    David Hevey is a photographer and author of the book, The Creatures Time Forgot (Routledge, 1992). He highlights the negative images created by charity fundraising, the unconsciousness into which the charities tap, and the stereotypes they create in their sometimes unsuccessful attempts to raise money.

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  • Public Policy Private Lives

    A collection of ten women's stories. They each have a child with a disability. Their stories are conveyed in the first person in narrative style and with very little intervention from the editors. The stories are graphic accounts of the women's daily lives, relationships, problems and issues.

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  • Research By/For/With Women with Disabilities

    This plain English guide is directed mainly to university researchers. It is excellent in a number of respects.

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