She apparently died suddenly yesterday. I first encountered Johnson, a very vocal disability rights activist, in the New York Times, confronting Peter Singer as to whether she should have been killed. I found her often politically desperately wrongheaded, but I greatly admired the courage and character it took to fight so passionately, and personally, for what she believed in.
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