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Disability rights news and analysis from The Nation
January 10, 2020
Elizabeth Warren Has Made Disability Rights Central to Her Campaign
The candidate’s engagement with #CripTheVote is a sign that disability politics has finally gone mainstream.
September 13, 2019
‘Dream Big, Fight Hard’: Ady Barkan Will Inspire You
The dying activist tells
how he wants to be remembered.
August 23, 2019
Is Genetic Medicine Making the World Less Fair?
New reproductive technologies promise to prevent serious genetic disease. What happens if only the rich can access them?
May 23, 2019
The Politics of Going to the Bathroom
Access to adequate restrooms is a fundamental necessity for everyone, but it’s harder to come by the less structural power you have.
March 8, 2019
In Memoriam: Mike Oliver
The British sociologist revolutionized the field of disability studies.
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April 23, 2018
Mental-Health Care on College Campuses Is Broken—This Group Aims to Change That
With chapters in eight universities across the country, Project LETS makes mental-health care more accessible for students in need.
February 23, 2018
Don’t Blame the Mentally Ill. Blame the Guns.
The real threat isn’t “madmen”—it’s accessibility.
February 13, 2018
Don’t Let Congress Gut the Americans with Disabilities Act
You can also get your friends to call Congress to oppose Trump’s infrastructure plan and support undocumented youth walking from New York City to DC.
January 10, 2018
‘If We Lose Our Health Care, We Will Begin to Die’
Disability activists are at the forefront of direct action against Trump.
January 4, 2018
Republicans Are Using Fear of Eugenics to Attack Reproductive Rights
Cute kids with Down syndrome, like my son, should never be an excuse to deny access to an abortion.
David M. Perry