Parents of unborn babies with disabilities often experience great pressure to abort

Now that prenatal testing can so easily detect babies with physical and mental disabilities, more and more women are choosing to abort their children if something is wrong with them. For example, up to 92% of women whose tests show that they are carrying babies with Down syndrome abort. Some women have successfully sued doctors… Read More Parents of unborn babies with disabilities often experience great pressure to abort

Lagos to Implement Telecoms Law for Physically Challenged Persons

The Lagos State Government has said it will commence full implementation of the telecoms law that seeks to protect people living with disability (PWD) in 2016.The state had in 2011, established the Special People’s Law, which aims to give voice to people living with disabilities in having easy access to telecommunications services just like any… Read More Lagos to Implement Telecoms Law for Physically Challenged Persons

New Targacept CEO: “Past failures don’t handicap future outcomes”

Dr. Stephen Hill took the head job at Targacept Inc. convinced that his mission is giving bearings to a viable biotechnology company rather manning the helm of a sinking ship.Hill, a 20-year life-sciences veteran, became Targacept’s chief executive and president Dec. 1. He replaced Don deBethizy, who abruptly resigned as chief executive in June, leaving… Read More New Targacept CEO: “Past failures don’t handicap future outcomes”

The time for awards is long past

You might have noticed that the Government of India’s Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, which now has a separate department for Disability Affairs, announced awards for the disabled on Wednesday, February 6, for last year (2012). There were awards for individuals, organisations, best employers, role models, research and product development, creation of barrier-free environment,… Read More The time for awards is long past

‘They were very happy’: Belgian twin brothers choose euthanasia rather than blindness

Identical twins have been killed by Belgian doctors in a unique case under the country’s euthanasia laws.The 45-year-old brothers from the Antwerp region were born deaf and sought euthanasia after finding that they would also soon go blind.They told doctors that they were unable to bear the thought of not being able to see each… Read More ‘They were very happy’: Belgian twin brothers choose euthanasia rather than blindness