Wednesday, August 15, 2007

FRIDA feminist/disability links #1

Links to a jumble of posts and reports in the press and blogosphere:

A CBS article about a police report that says Ruben Navarro was prepared for organ donation even though his doctor “believed he wasn’t a good candidate for donation.” According to the report, his doctor noted on Ruben's chart that weaning him off the respirator would be counterproductive because his drive to breathe and his heartbeat were still intact.

A post from Violet at Reclusive Leftist about why forced electric shock is a feminist disability issue.

ABC News report about a trial that will begin Monday 13 August for the owners of a nursing home where 35 people died in flash flooding during Hurrican Katrina. The owners of St. Rita’s Nursing Home are they only individuals charged with being responsible for deaths during the storm, and face 35 counts of negligent homicide and 24 counts of cruelty to the elderly or infirm.

Is this Love? Is this progress? Not according to this commentary by Hymes about a recent editorial in the Philadephia Inquirer that argues people with mental illness who are homeless should be forced into the modern equivalent of Workhouses and should be refused food by church groups unless they come of the street.

A review by Daniel Goldberg about a special exhibit called “Medical Ethics and the Holocaust” that is been sponsored by the Holocaust Museum Houston, September 7, 2007 – February 3, 2008.

Here is a link to a blog for the ADA Restoration Act of 2007. The Act now has a total of 181 cosponsors, which is still 37 shy of the 218 needed for a majority vote.