Thursday, 8 February 2007

A very disturbing violation of the human rights of people with disabilities

A girl named Ashley has a severe mental disability. Her parents had her go through some operations that would stun her growth so that she would remain the height of a child for the rest of her life. The parents feel it would make it easier to take care of her than if she were a full-grown adult. Ashley's uterus and breast glands were also removed to prevent her from ever having children, menstrual cycles, and breast. The parents feel this would make her more comfortable.

My opinion on this issue is that this is a violation of Ashley's human rights. I find it shocking that even in the 21st Century, people still justify mutilations such as this, in addition to abortions and euthanasia (mercy killing) just because the person they are doing to has a disability.

You can read more about it here.

What is your opinion on this issue?

Please listen to the 1 hour audio clip at the Disability Nation website (at least the first 30 minutes which is related to Ashley):

1 comment:

Smok Wawelski said...

Loopy doctors and loopy parents can be a lethal combination, especially when the latter believe the former cn walk on snake oil-er- water....