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Disabilities - Latest News
Apr 23, 2020 - 02:35 pm .- A British judge’s order requiring a contraceptive device be implanted in a woman with learning disabilities against her will is “deeply problematic,” a bioethicist has said.
Mar 5, 2020 - 05:12 pm .- How can parishes be welcoming to people with disabilities, and form them in the Catholic faith?
Feb 5, 2020 - 11:31 am .- What most Italians know about proms, they learned from watching American sitcoms or dubbed-over versions of 90210. The "prom" is a uniquely American event. Still, Italians flocked to a prom in Rome Tuesday night - this one held for people with special needs, and organized by minor league baseball player Tim Tebow.
Dec 3, 2019 - 10:03 am .- Pope Francis said Tuesday that disabled people make important contributions to humanity, and called discrimination against them a sin. The pope added that disabled people are not members of humanity's minor “leagues.”
Oct 16, 2019 - 01:24 pm .- Leaders in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops applauded the National Council on Disability for its recent research on the risks of assisted suicide for people with disabilities.
Oct 10, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- A judge in England has decided that a disabled woman who is pregnant will be fitted with a contraceptive device immediately following her Caesarean section, Premier Christianity has reported.
Jun 21, 2019 - 11:15 am .- A British judge has authorized doctors to perform an abortion on a pregnant Catholic woman with developmental disabilities and a mood disorder, despite the objections of the woman’s mother and the woman herself. The woman is 22 weeks pregnant.
May 25, 2019 - 04:00 am .- How one mom launched a conference for the parents of children with special needs
Mar 16, 2019 - 06:01 am .- The Kentucky legislature passed two pro-life bills this week, which are expected to be signed by the governor. The bills, which would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected and for discriminatory reasons, are already facing planned legal challenges.
Feb 14, 2019 - 03:34 pm .- Doctors in the United Kingdom performed surgery Jan. 8 on an unborn baby, before successfully returning the child to her mother’s womb.
Nov 30, 2018 - 12:28 am .- Nineteen states and numerous pro-life and disability groups have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold an Indiana law prohibiting abortions based on race, sex or disability. The law had been blocked by a lower court in September.
Jul 28, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- More than 100 Catholics will attend the 2018 People of Life awards next week to honor three pro-life individuals for their dedication to the Gospel of Life.
Apr 24, 2018 - 03:00 am .- Disability rights activists are speaking out in opposition to a proposal in New York that would legalize physician assisted suicide.
Mar 20, 2018 - 12:51 pm .- As pro-life legislation moves forward in Poland, the nation’s Catholic Bishops’ Conference applauded the measure, stressing that every human person has the right to life.
Dec 12, 2017 - 05:00 pm .- Last Friday night, more than 200 people gathered for a Times Square fashion show in New York City.  It wasn't in a fashion house or theater. Instead, the models walked in a unique venue: a Church. The special venue was only fitting: the models have special needs, and they modeled adaptive clothing brands and styles, raising money for charities that help children with disabilities.
Oct 21, 2017 - 04:47 am .- On Saturday, Pope Francis issued a harsh condemnation of the underlying eugenic mentality in society that leads many to abort children who are are disabled, saying the Church must be a place of acceptance and welcome for all who are vulnerable.
Oct 19, 2017 - 03:03 am .- A leading expert on faith and disabilities has said that people with disabilities are an essential aspect of the Church's life and mission, and that parishes which exclude them are “incomplete.”
Mar 28, 2017 - 02:43 pm .- In a death penalty case with national implications, the Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a Texas court ruling that a man with possible intellectual disabilities was eligible for execution.
Nov 27, 2016 - 03:48 pm .- Physician-assisted suicide has been a subject of controversy for several years, but Liz Carr is taking the issue somewhere it has never been before: the musical theatre.
Nov 22, 2016 - 03:22 am .- The kingship of Christ is lived out through service to those in need, said the homilist at the annual Washington, D.C. Mass for those with special needs and those who care for them.

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