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Pope Francis celebrates the International Day of Disabled Persons at the Vatican on Dec. 3, 2022.

Pope Francis: The Church has a duty to welcome people with disabilities

Dec 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

“There is no inclusion if it only remains a slogan, a formula to be used in politically correct speeches,” Pope... Read more

Pope Francis met with the Italian Autism Foundation in the Vatican's Clementine Hall on April 1, 2022.

Pope Francis advocates for inclusion of people with disabilities in society

Apr 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope underlined that the Church in particular is called to help those with disabilities to “make their voices heard.” Read more

Michael Hickson in 2017. Image via YouTube.

Congressmen want 'disturbing' death of Michael Hickson investigated

Jul 13, 2020

Two members of Congress are calling for an investigation into the death of Michael Hickson, a 46-year-old Black man who... Read more

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‘An affront to human dignity’: Ethicists react to death of Michael Hickson

Jul 1, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Ethicists and disability rights activists have expressed grave concerns over reports of the recent death of Michael Hickson, a black... Read more

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HHS: Hospital restrictions mean ‘too many dying alone’ during coronavirus

Jun 9, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Federal health officials say they hope the resolution of a disability rights case will help ensure hospital patients are deprived... Read more

Sign outside the Department for Health and Human Services, Washington DC.

Alabama removes disability triage guidelines after HHS complaint

Apr 8, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has resolved a disability rights case with Alabama after the state removed... Read more