Tuesday, July 15, 2008

More than half of Americans would rather die than be disabled

Reuters newsagency reported 11 July 08: More than half of Americans would rather die than live with a severe disability, according to a survey.

The eugenics ideology is alive and well in our culture. Results of a recent poll represent a reality that negative attitudes towards living with a disability or people with disabilities is part of the deeply held beliefs within our culture. I can understand that a person would not want to live with a disability, but this shows how important it is to protect people with disabilities because they are a targeted group who face social and cultural isolation. People fear disability and so react by believing that they would be better off dead. If euthanasia and assisted suicide were to become culturally approved by society, it would result in a direct threat to the lives of people with disabilities.
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