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  • From Republicans, a Parting Slap at Bob Dole and Disabled Americans

    12/04/2012 10:52:21 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 4, 2012 | Lawrence Downes
    Former Senator Bob Dole, 89 years old and in a wheelchair, went onto to the floor of the Senate today to urge his former colleagues to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities. Mr. Dole, a disabled veteran, has been one of the leading voices urging ratification of the treaty, which seeks to bring the world closer to the high standard set by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the landmark civil-rights law enacted under President George H.W. Bush.
  • Slate writer: I would have aborted my son if I had known of his disability

    03/01/2012 2:44:38 PM PST · by NYer · 47 replies · 8+ views
    Life Site News ^ | February 29, 2012 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    Emily Rapp and her son, Ronan, who has Tay-Sachs disease. February 29, 2012 ( - A writer and mother has challenged Rick Santorum’s stance against abortion by explaining that she would have certainly aborted her son if she had known of his disability and attendant suffering before he was born. “I’m so grateful that Ronan is my child,” Emily Rapp wrote in her column appearing in Slate magazine. “I also wish he’d never been born; no person should suffer in this way.” Santorum, who has used his GOP presidential campaign to question abortion, contraception and the fallout from the sexual...
  • State's wounded vets at bottom for benefits

    12/03/2004 3:15:36 PM PST · by Mike Bates · 31 replies · 649+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/03/2004 | Cheryl L. Reed
    Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Derrig was fixing a dented .50-caliber machine-gun round outside one of Saddam Hussein's palaces when the bullet exploded. The blast cut through his hand, blew out an eye and scattered shrapnel over the 18-year-old. Now, a year and a half later, the 2002 graduate of Luther North High School in Jefferson Park has another concern: How much money will the federal Veterans Affairs office in Chicago decide his injuries are worth? Disability benefits can range from $109 to $6,576 a month for an unmarried soldier. Derrig and other wounded soldiers returning from Iraq to Illinois have...