Monday, August 27, 2007

Frida Feminist-Disability Links #2

Links to a jumble of things to peruse in the press and blogosphere:

. Legal bid to remove a feeding tube from woman is dropped :

"In a surprise move, attorneys representing a La Crosse family asked a judge for a dismissal of their motion to remove a feeding tube from a woman who is not terminally ill and not dying... "

. The New Orleans nursing home deaths trial begins Thursday, and is expected to last 3 to 4 weeks.

. See here to read about Sheila Drummond, a blind woman who has hit a historic hole-in-one. Drummond, blinded by diabetes 26 years ago, recorded an ace on the 144-yard, par-3 fourth hole at Mahoning Valley Country Club.

. A woman sentenced to life in prison for setting the fire that killed her 26-year-old disabled son still insists she is innocent.

. Via the New Times, a story by Paul Rubin about the apparent assisted suicide of mentally ill woman by members of an assisted suicide outfit called the Final Exit Network. To read Wesley-Smith's comments about the case, go here.

. North Texas Behavioral Health Authority investigates "horrific" board and care homes for people with mental illness in Dallas.

. Writhe Safely remembers psychiatrist Ronald Laing, who died 18 years ago today (Sunday 19 August).