Posts Tagged ‘Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’

Eugenic mindset, killing disabled people is wrong says Pope

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

A eugenic tendency to suppress the “unborn with some imperfection” is the product of a “narcissistic and utilitarian vision,” says Pope Francis. Speaking to an international conference entitled “Catechesis and Persons with Disabilities: A Necessary Engagement in the Daily Pastoral Life of the Church” last Saturday, Francis said he is concerned that a mentality of Read more

The forgotten victims of Nazi euthanasia

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

German historian Götz Aly is an expert on euthanasia during the Nazi era. In a SPIEGEL interview, he discusses why many accepted the murder of the handicapped and mentally ill, and how his own daughter has shaped his views on how the disabled should be treated today. Some 200,000 people who were mentally ill or Read more