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    Safeguarding Against Abuse

    Medical and social attitudes toward people with disabilities commonly – and dangerously – assume that bodily difference means a compromised quality of life. These attitudes translate into systemic discrimination that intensifies the vulnerability of people with disabilities. What, if anything, does Bill C-14, the legislation on medical assistance in dying (MAID), do to safeguard against abuse of vulnerabilities?

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    Ordinary Objectives

    Ableist narratives have made it impossible to imagine folks with disabilities having healthy, happy lives enriched by something as ordinary as getting a dog.

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    Mongoloid

    When we appeal to the logic of cost-effectiveness, I worry that our politics are not tied to a robust vision of human flourishing.

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    Beyond the wheelchair

    How would the world look – for everyone – in light of a larger social project oriented toward universal design, collective access, and the recognition of a diverse range of embodiment?