Why care less about the disabled fetus?

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In an opinion piece in The Globe and Mail Jan. 19, Roxanne MyKitiuk, a professor in York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, made a case to extend the argument against female feticide to the unborn with ulta-sound detectable anomalies. “For those of us living with, or living with someone with, Down syndrome, a cleft lip or a missing limb, the selection against fetuses with these characteristics is as troubling as the selection against female fetuses,” she wrote. Read full story

Working from home isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
When I started working from home some months ago, I had not anticipated the challenges involved, wrote Professor Thomas Klassen of York’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, in The Globe and Mail Jan. 18. Read full story

Hants County native wins NDP nomination
The Hants Journal in Nova Scotia interviewed the mother of Craig Scott, professor of international law at York’s Osgoode Law School, who won the contest for the NDP nomination in the byelection for the late Jack Layton’s Toronto seat. “I’m a proud mother and I can only wish him good luck, good fortune and all the best for whatever the future may hold,” said Barb Scott. Read full story

3 top Canadians hope to inspire you, York Region
Three accomplished Canadians will share their stories at York University next week in hopes of inspiring local youth to strive for success, wrote YorkRegion.com Jan. 18. Inspire-York 2012 features acclaimed actor Enrico Colantoni, Espresso Agency CEO Jacquelyn Cyr and Avante Security Inc. co-CEO George Rossolatos. The free event takes place Thursday, Jan. 26 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at The Underground Restaurant at York University. Read full story