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The United Nations and Disabilities on Access Utah Thursday

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How much weight does international treaty have on our lives? Today we specifically talk about the U.N. convention and the rights for persons with disabilities. That was defeated in the senate recently; Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says this is an expression of American leadership throughout the world, and will help disabled veterans. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) expressed the views of some, saying those who homeschool their children, and send their children to private or religious schools would be harmed by this law.

We'll talk with Michael Farris, an attorney for the Homeschool Legal Defense Association, David Moore, a professor from BYU and Sachin Pavithran from the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University.