Saturday, June 7, 2008

New York Times Obituary: Harriet McBryde Johnson

Harriet Johnson, 50, Activist for Disabled, Is Dead
By Dennis Hevesi

Harriet McBryde Johnson, a feisty champion of the rights of the disabled who came to prominence after she challenged a Princeton professor’s contention that severely disabled newborns could ethically be euthanized, died on Wednesday at her home in Charleston, S.C. She was 50.

"The presence or absence of a disability doesn’t predict quality of life." - Harriet McBryde Johnson

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