As Bob Dole looked on from his wheelchair, the Senate GOP shot down the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) treaty, which would grant people with disabilities equal rights in other countries.

“Those opposing the treaty argue that it would then potentially change U.S. law on issues, such as abortion and home schooling.”

Yes, you read that correctly: the GOP is so insensitive that 38 of them refused to sign a treaty on rights for disabled people because it might "violate US sovereignty" or [positively] impact standards for home-schooling disabled children. Or maybe something something abortion something. By the way:

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities essentially makes the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act a non-binding international standard. It requires no change to U.S. law.

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