Disabled child sterilized

Angela is an 11 year old Australian girl. She is severely disabled, physically as well as mentally. Her parents have just won a case which will allow doctors to perform a hysterectomy on her. Her doctors say menstruation was causing pain, anemia, and seizures. I think it’s safe to say she will never get her uterus, her ovaries, or her fallopian tubes back. Read more here.

What do you guys think? Does disability = no human rights? Do the parents’ wishes come before the child’s rights? Is this even a human rights issue?


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