Tag Archives: discrimination
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Seeing the Person behind the disability

Late in June, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) abolished the role of Disability Commissioner. This happened 36 hours before Lord Shinkwin, newly appointed to the role, was due to hold his first board meeting. Shinkwin explains that EHRC’s chair, David Isaac, had declared […]

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Disability and discrimination

The Paralympics in London last year demonstrated the extraordinary abilities and determination of sportsmen and women with disabilities. Shortly after, it was pointed out in a letter to the Daily Telegraph that there was a certain irony (hypocrisy?) in London hosting this international event and […]

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Christians should prepare for further job discrimination following today’s European Court ruling

Two British Christians who refused to act contrary to conscience have lost their legal battle at the European court of human rights in a move that demonstrates that ‘gay rights’ trump ‘conscience rights’ when the two conflict. Gary McFarlane and Lillian Ladele (pictured) had their appeals to the […]

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Women who keep their disabled babies face coercion, discrimination and disdain

I recently attended the second oral evidence session of the Parliamentary ‘Inquiry into Abortion on the Grounds of Disability’ (more background here) The current law permits an abortion to take place up to birth (40 weeks) if prenatal tests indicate that the child may be […]

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Inquiry into Abortion on the Grounds of Disability – a chance to remove discriminatory laws?

For the first time for years a cross Parliamentary group will be thoroughly reviewing the law on abortion for disability, with a particular focus on whether it is discriminatory or not. The Abortion Act 1967[1] sets no time limit on when an abortion may take […]