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Court blocks Indiana abortion, disability law

Monday, August 8, 2016A federal court issued a preliminary injunction June 30, temporarily blocking a new Indiana law that would ban abortions based on “a diagnosis or potential diagnosis of the fetus having Down Syndrome or any other disability.” “(Planned Parenthood Indiana and…

(Video) Mom and daughter take on stigma against Down syndrome

Thursday, July 14, 2016Despite significant progress in civil rights for people with disabilities, society can still¬†perpetuate harmful stigmas and stereotypes against people with Down syndrome. This past April, a mother and daughter took on those stigmas in a heartfelt video. Lily is…

Lowe’s to pay $8.6 million to settle “maximum leave” policy lawsuit

Monday, May 23, 2016A federal court signed off on a comprehensive settlement May 13, requiring the nation’s second-largest home appliance store to¬†pay $8.6 million and eliminate its strict policy limiting how long employees can take off for medical purposes. “This settlement sends…

Northern Irish court expands abortion rights, rejects disability discrimination argument

Monday, December 14, 2015Northern Ireland, home of Europe’s most restrictive abortion laws, must allow women to terminate their pregnancies when they are carrying a fetus with fatal disabilities, the Belfast High Court ruled November 30. In Northern Ireland, abortion is illegal, punishable…