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2014-01-22 16:25:22

SILC and Independent Living Centers Pay Tribute to Ed Roberts Day SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the mid-seventies, Ed Roberts, Father of the Independent Living Movement, was hired as a state director and asked if he was planning to become a bureaucrat. Roberts replied, "No, I think I'll be an 'advocrat'" and furthered his journey as a change agent for people living with disabilities. Thirty-eight years later, Roberts' philosophy that "everyone has a future" and...

2014-01-14 20:21:23

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this week, a New Mexico judge ignored a majority of doctors, virtually all disability rights groups, a number of high-profile progressive leaders and the majority of Americans when she legalized physician assisted suicide (PAS) in the state. "The court appears to have completely ignored the dangers PAS poses to the disability community," said Marilyn Golden, Senior Policy Analyst for the Disability Rights Education and...

2014-01-13 20:21:47

Landmark Case May Set Precedent for Challenging "Assisted Suicide" Laws in Other States ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Mexico Second Judicial District Judge Nan Nash today issued a landmark decision that terminally ill, mentally competent patients have a fundamental right to aid in dying under the substantive due process clause of the New Mexico State Constitution. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140113/DC45788) (Logo:...

2013-12-16 10:08:31

1 in 5 backs this choice for elderly who are not seriously ill, survey shows One in five people believes that doctors should be allowed to help the elderly who are not seriously ill, but who are tired of living, to die, if that is their stated wish, reveals research published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics. And one in three thinks that the oldest old should be allowed to take a pill to end their life if that's what they want to do, the study shows. The findings are based on...

2013-11-12 23:23:23

Temple Grandin will discuss her new book starting at 7 p.m. Reno, NV (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Kirkman®, specialists in nutraceuticals for individuals with sensitivities and special dietary requirements, will be a vendor at a presentation by Dr. Temple Grandin in Reno, Nev. on Nov. 14. Dr. Grandin will be discussing her new book, “The Autistic Brain,” starting at 7 p.m., at the Atlantis Resort Casino. Dr. Grandin, whose life with autism was chronicled in a popular television...


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  • To talk saucily.
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