DisabilityRightsActivism

DisabilityRightsActivism - Disability Rights Activism Karen...

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Disability Rights Activism Karen Keen Disability Resource Center
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Peter Singer, Princeton University “I do not think it is always wrong to kill an innocent human being.” “When the death of a disabled infant will lead to the birth of another infant with better prospects of a happy life, the total amount of happiness will be greater if the disabled infant is killed.”
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1911 Chicago Ordinance “No person who is diseased, maimed, mutilated or in any way deformed so as to be an unsightly or disgusting object or improper person to be allowed in or on the public ways or other places in this city, shall therein or thereon expose himself to public view.” (Repealed in 1974)
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Africa: 90% of children with mental disabilities die before age 5. Honduras: illiteracy rate 51% for disabled, compared to 19% for general population. Serbia: 70% of disabled live in poverty. U.S:
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