Friday, August 08, 2008

Frida links

for the week 08/01/2008 to 08/08/2008

A 64-year-old Oregon woman with lung cancer has been told by her health insurance company that they will not pay for the drugs that her doctor has prescribed her, but will cover the cost of the drugs for a physician-assisted death, ABC news reports.

A careworker (UK) has been sentenced to a least 30 years in prison for planning the murder of a man with disabilities so she could inherit his money, the Telegraph reports.

It's reported here that a Glenwood Springs (Colorado) man has been accused of sexually assaulting a intellectually impaired woman, for whom he was a "job coach."

An Australian airport has been asked to explain why a 86-year-old woman was required to stand for a wheelchair scan, the Herald Sun reports.

In this story, Felicia Simms talks about her raising and care for her one-year-old conjoined twins, Krista and Tatiana, and why the termination of her pregnancy was not an option for her.

A woman in a nursing home has died from asphyxiation after her neck became caught in the safety belt of her wheelchair, the Irish Times reports.

The jail terms for the three men who pleaded guilty to being an accessory in the manslaughter of a developmentally impaired man were too lenient, says the man's aunt.