“Special needs” indicates that the needs of the disabled are extra, and that can be a matter of life or death.
It's not just people with disabilities who are at risk. Half of non-elderly Americans have preexisting conditions and could find themselves uninsured, sick, and out of luck.
As the writer considers whether to become a mother, she reveals this nation's long history of depriving the right of parenthood to the disabled—which continues to this day.
The fight to save health care has put disabled protestors in the limelight. But this wasn't their first time putting their lives on the line to battle discrimination.
The media’s obsession with stories like the mom who graduated with her disabled son portray us as needy, undermining our fight against a devastating health-care bill that threatens our lives.