Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Eugenics Plain and Simple

The Aussies are following the UK off the deep end . . . Sterilizing an 11 year-old because she's disabled. Now, Angela will not ever get to make decisions about her sexual behavior for herself. But here's my concern: This harks back to Carrie Buck in Virginia, who was sterilized because society deemed her "feebleminded," and the even more concerning issue that whomever is in power, they will decide who gets to procreate and who will not. Heaven forbid that at some point in the future, if you have brown skin, or blue eyes, that you might be sterilized because we don't want any more of these people around:
Disabled girl can be sterilised: court 
Disability groups are split over a Family Court decision to approve the sterilisation of an 11-year-old girl.
Family Court judge Paul Cronin found that the performance of a hysterectomy on the child, identified only as Angela, was "in the child's best interests".
Angela has Rett syndrome, making her profoundly disabled and unable to talk or use sign language.
The court, sitting in Brisbane, heard Angela acted in a similar way to a three-month-old baby.
She has to be fed and cared for and has no bladder control. more

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