I Oppose Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Because It Is Ableist

Posted August 17, 2017 5:19 am by Alex Schadenberg

I Oppose Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Because It Is Ableist

This article was published by the disability rights group – Not Dead Yet on August 15, 2017By Carol Cleigh SuttonThe very heart of the argument for assisted suicide/euthanasia (AS/E) is that an individual may be better off dead than disabled.The fact that this argument can be made in respectable public forums demonstrates just how ableist this society is. How deeply the severely abled fear and loathe those of us who live with disability.Ableism, like racism and sexism, is an ugly prejudice that society holds towards its minority members.What does ableism look like? First you exclude us from nearly all public

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