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Institute for the Study of Disability and Bioethics

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Institute Launch, October 3, 2007

Press quote from Dr. Kelly Hollowell, ISDB Co-Director, on people with disabilities:

"We need courage to look them in the eye and say, 'you count as much as I do and I will go to the mat for you to make sure that everybody around here knows it.'"

Press Quotes from ISDB co-director Dr. Mark Mostert:

On the scope of the ISDB's research focus: "The whole issue of dealing with people with disabilities across the lifespan from pre-born through old age is one that will increasingly impact our society in the years to come." The ISDB's focus would be "on empirical studies based on data rather than ideological or political agendas."

On the ISDB's human rights focus: "I would put it (the Institute's focus) not as much as a pro-life issue as a human rights issue."