Friday, February 09, 2007

News that chilled me to the bone!

Doctors at the Seattle hospital operated on a disabled girl to keep her from reaching sexual maturity, the treatment included removing a 6-year-old girl's breast buds, giving her a hysterectomy, and administering high doses of estrogen to keep her short. OH MY GOD!

Apparently, the girl's parents requested the treatment to keep their daughter small and desexualized so they could continue to care for her at home and provide her with the "best possible quality of life."

Read the full article at Salon. The parents have a blog! How the hell could they do this to their own child! How can such things be allowed? How can you mutilate a child with disabilities just because you feel it will be easier for you to take care? Christ, I am just so appalled!!