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The Ashley Treatment: An Ethical Analysis
It is medically and ethically appropriate to shorten and sterilise a disabled child to make it easier for her or him and her or his parents.
An ethics board approved this case, which is worthy of some credibility and deference.
It improves the child's quality of life.
It makes it easier for the parents to take care of the child.
This benefits the parents, not the child.
This violates human dignity.
This makes him/her a freak.
This violates child's rights, including his/her right to physical integrity and right to grow and develop.
They could be wrong about his/her prognosis.
We are better off doing nothing under conditions of uncertainty.
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