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Michael Farris’s Testimony Before the Senate on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Part 2: By Rachel Lazerus

“Out of my desire to understand his reasoning, I looked up Michael Farris’s citations and read them in their original context. What I found was stunning: the simple reality is that Farris took both Henkin’s and Van Bueren’s statements out of context and misapplied them to his own twisted legal theory. By citing each quote out of context, Farris was able to, as Senator Menendez said, take ‘a noncontroversial statement and twist it into something that’s rather sinister.’ The very basis of Farris’s protestations against the CRPD, then, is a lie.”

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