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Stoking Fire: Right Rejects Disabilities Treaty on Grounds It Threatens Anti-Choice Movement

Last year, Republican senators, led by far-right ideologues Farris and Santorum, defeated ratification of a U.N. treaty based on the Americans With Disabilities Act. Will they succeed again this year?

Why is the right rejecting a treaty that has the potential to improve the lives of millions of people with disabilities around the world? Because of women’s reproductive health and the perceived weakening of parental rights and U.S. primacy.

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Anti-Choice Senators Block Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Treaty

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The vast majority of senate voted to ratify the treaty, yet that still wasn’t enough to give those with disabilities equal rights.

 

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Marco Rubio Seeks to Deny Disabled Women Full Access to Reproductive Health Care

A rare bipartisan effort underway in the Senate—to ratify a United Nations treaty on disability rights—has become the latest target of politicians who would like to undermine a woman’s ability to make personal health care decisions.

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