The Disabled and the Right to Life

Here is a link to a recent story by Dr. Rebecca Oas reporting on the work of UN committees (including the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) supporting abortion on disabled children.

Such stories remind us of the critical work that groups such as Not Dead Yet perform in fighting for the rights of the disabled.

Here is a link to William Peace’s blog, Bad Cripple. Peace is a Board member of Not Dead Yet who often writes in opposition to assisted suicide for the disabled. Here is an example of one such post from earlier this year.

Thanks to UFL stalwart Jeff Koloze for suggesting that we highlight the important work of William Peace.

Richard Myers

Richard S. Myers, the Vice-President of UFL, is Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law, where he teaches Antitrust, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, and Religious Freedom. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Kenyon College and earned his law degree at Notre Dame, where he won the law school's highest academic prize. He began his legal career by clerking for Judge John F. Kilkenny of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Myers also worked for Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in Washington, D.C. He taught at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law before joining the Ave Maria faculty. He is a co-editor of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition: Contemporary Perspectives (Catholic University of American Press, 2004) and a co-editor of Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy (Scarecrow Press, 2007). He has also published extensively on constitutional law in law reviews and also testified before Congressional and state legislative hearings on life issues. Married to Mollie Murphy, who is also on the faculty at Ave Maria School of Law, they are the proud parents of six children - Michael, Patrick, Clare, Kathleen, Matthew, and Andrew.