I cannot see that compassion and respect for full civil rights, however vociferous some people may be in proclaiming those rights, are at odds with each other. Indeed, I wonder if you can have one without the other.
If Mr North visited the Leonard Cheshire Foundation's Homes and Services today, he would certainly not find any "dreadful duty" on disabled residents and clients to be "smilingly grateful" for the services they receive. Support and facilities to enable disabled people to live their lives as fully as possible, along with compassion and kindness, are as much their rights as they are of the non-disabled.
Director, Public Affairs
Leonard Cheshire Foundation
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