Thursday, 2 December 2010

The Ashley Treatment is back

I will write more about this later because this is a story that needs addressing.  I need some time to think on it though.

But I've just read that the Ashley Treatment has been decided by an ethics committee to be "Morally Permissible" in certain circumstances.  See: "Stunting disabled children's growth is 'morally permssible" group says" (h/t to BendyGirl).

They only looked at growth attenuation and not all the other issues that were involved in the treatment of Ashley X.  The very idea of it makes me feel sick however.

Other entries I've written about The Ashley Treatment and about Ashley X


Maija Haavisto said...

Wow. I can't believe what I'm reading. Just speechless here.

Shiloh said...

This is horrible! What ethics committee decided this?

Stephanie said...

I think I'm going to be sick. I have moderate cerebral palsy.

Reminds me of the case of Tracy Latimer. She also had CP, though much more severely. Her father killed her by turning on the family car in a closed garage.


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