Fire-works Flying at Symposium on Euthanasia

The first news I learned of the weekend at Washington, D.C., was on the NDY blog:
 
 
It’s obvious that the two main forces involved in Disability Rights consist of two groups which are at odds with each other on certain social and political issues. However, we’re all united in shutting down euthanaisa/assisted-suicide laws. So, for the sake of what does unite all of us, why not just stick to that?
 
Euthanasia/Assisted-Suicide is the main project!
 
Anti-abortionists need to separate "abortion" from the subject when the subject is "euthanasia/assisted-suicide" laws!
 
I think everyone realizes the advantage of dealing with it in secular terms, but there is a problem and a fine-line when it comes to wanting to extend the fight against euthanasia against unborn babies who will be born with disabilities.
 
Do those babies not deserve the same protection?–Not if you conclude that they are not a "human being" until they make it outside the mother’s body.
 
Science has never proved that unborn disabled babies are not "human beings".–So, does that mean that pro-life activists are wrong? Are pro-life activists wrong to integrate the fight against euthanasia against handicapped unborn babies, with the rest of us?
 
It seems like pro-life activists are going to have to separate "euthanasia" from "abortion" for the sake of peace, and working together on what does unite both forces.
 
One thing which really bothers me, though, is left-wing secular activists love to portray themselves as the "open-minded", "liberal" and "tolerant" sector of society.–Wow!
 
With what I read on the Not Dead Yet link above, all I can see is:
 
‘Us secularist irreligious activists are really on top of everything.–And it’s our way, or you take the highway’!
 
Some of you people run down and criticize what effect the pro-life activists have had against euthanasia, but as much as you bitch-slap the religious right in Canada, exactly what do you secular activists have to brag about?–State after state are falling like dominoes, just like the euthanasia warlords said they would. Up here they have never gotten a law passed to this day.
 
There is one thing I would like to see change inside the Disability Rights movement, and that is more real open-mindedness and tolerance from the left!
 
 
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About Ironsides

I was born in 1951 with Arthrogryposis, developed scoliosis at ten years old, but travelled alot and worked in several countries with a religious cult. All my adult life I have had to live with others, and after three respiratory-failures I had to move into a long-term care institution.
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