Tag Archives: disability

Disabled people fear change in assisted suicide law

Changing the law on assisted suicide would put pressure on disabled people to commit suicide, according to new research. The new ComRes poll found that 70 per cent of disabled people were concerned that such a change would lead to ‘pressure being placed on disabled […]


New genetic screening plans raise serious questions about our attitudes to disability

The Human Genetics Commission (HGC), a government advisory committee, has given the green light to preconception genetic tests saying that there are no specific ‘social, ethical or legal’ reasons that stand in the way. The UK National Screening Committee will now consider this advice as […]