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Do you think the Judge is right?

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Eeyore13 Report 16 Feb 2013 13:10

Strikes me as being an extreme step to take, I presume every other form of contraception has been considered fully?? or does it just make life "easier" for everyone else in her life.

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♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 16 Feb 2013 13:03

We could all give reasons for or against a female with Down’s Syndrome being sterilized, but each case is different.

Having read that article it seems a very good decision to me, when there are other methods to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.


Sharron Report 16 Feb 2013 12:09

And the rights of any child she might give birth to?

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Hayley Empress of Drama Report 16 Feb 2013 12:05

I agree with DET, short term yes ! But its a very big decision to make, there would be an issue for the standard of care and support for both mum and baby could and would recieve. Very hard for the parents but I do agree with the Judges ruling at this time.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 16 Feb 2013 11:47

Difficult as the parents and carers can't guarentee to be able to protect her in the future.

In the short term, a vaccination lasting 3 months would be preferable.


Muffyxx Report 16 Feb 2013 11:36

The parents of an 'affectionate' 21-year-old woman with Down's syndrome have been forbidden from having her sterilised despite their concerns she could fall pregnant.

In a landmark ruling at the Court of Protection in London, Mr Justice Cobb concluded that such a procedure would be 'disproportionate'.

He said the case engaged important human rights considerations and that the woman, referred to as K, lacked the capacity to understand and weigh up the options for herself.