Expert to discuss why he classified Stanley Robertson as mentally disabled

The capital murder trial of Stanley Robertson will resume Thursday with more testimony from a psychologist regarding how he determined the defendant is mentally disabled. Robertson was classified as mildly mentally disabled by Dan Reschly, a psychology and education professor at Vanderbilt University, who was on the stand for about an hour Wednesday before jurors… Read More Expert to discuss why he classified Stanley Robertson as mentally disabled

Doctors seek court order to carry out abortion on mentally disabled woman

The woman, who is not being named for legal reasons, suffers from sickle cell disease which has already caused her to have a string of strokes.The medical team treating her say they are concerned that allowing her pregnancy to continue any further could endanger her life. They describe the situation as “urgent” and say that… Read More Doctors seek court order to carry out abortion on mentally disabled woman

Half of Israelis don’t want anything to do with mentally disabled

A narrow majority of Israelis — 52 percent — would prefer not to meet people who are mentally disabled, according to survey released by a leading Israeli organization that advocates for the intellectually challenged. In addition, 40% of those interviewed said that they would not want to be the neighbors of a mentally disabled person,… Read More Half of Israelis don’t want anything to do with mentally disabled