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Category Archives: Hot Air

Again, what’s worse: being born disabled or in Florida?

March 6, 2014 at 10:11

Mama Lewis



This week, the Florida government insisted that children with severe disabilities, even those who are dying, be subjected to weeks of standardized testing. I’ve reported on the State of Florida’s shocking treatment of children before. The disregard they show towards the most vulnerable population of their state is truly disturbing and even criminal, going as far as […]

Post-Paralymic horror stories of disabled Britain

August 29, 2013 at 12:32

Mama Lewis


May at the 2012 Paralympic GamesMay at the 2012 Paralympic Games

It’s a year to the day of the Paralympics Opening Ceremonies in London. They opened with enormous fanfare, sold-out crowds and an enthusiastic hope that they were the start of a change in Britain. Even then, as excited as I was to attend the Games, I knew it wasn’t the case. As I wrote at […]

Why I’m taking a break from BabyCenter

May 24, 2013 at 12:27

Mama Lewis


May and I

So, we all know about May’s surgery on June 3rd. This isn’t a post about that, but it goes a long way to explaining why I need a break from BabyCenter and can’t write to deadline for a bit. BabyCenter and it’s community of women, especially the bloggers that I write alongside, has been a […]

Councillor expounds further on why kids like May “should be put down”

May 12, 2013 at 12:41

Mama Lewis


You wanna fight me?

Earlier this week, I wrote about the councillor in Cornwall who thinks disabled babies should be “put down”. Not satisfied with his new policy to save the government money by euthanising children, Colin Brewer has made further statements to the press. Here is a segment of his interview with Disability News Service: Brewer said:  “If they […]

“Disabled children should be put down” says re-elected councillor

May 6, 2013 at 21:54

Mama Lewis


Collin Brewer said children like May should be "put down"Collin Brewer said children like May should be "put down"

Re-elected. That’s what happens to politicians in Cornwall who say disabled children should be killed off. (Sorry, Cornwall but if you live there I imagine you are even more enraged than I am.) Collin Brewer, Independent councillor for Cornwall, made the comments to Disability Cornwall at an information event at County Hall in Truro in […]