The "Ashley Treatment" is rising

The Ashley Treatment came out about five years ago. A couple decided to stunt the growth of their daughter who had severe cerebral palsy. They sterilized her and made it so she wouldn't grow.

They did this so they could easily take care of her. However, it's a very slippery slope even with the best intentions. This procedure is now increasingly popular.

When I was little, I couldn't speak well and no one knew my potential. It's scary that parents and doctors can make these decisions. I think messing with mother nature is never a good thing. Life is what it is and should be limitless.

If I was sterilized, I'd never have beautiful Laura. Granted I know parents or society won't want people with mental challenges to reproduce but who are we to decide?

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  1. That is absolutly the most disturbing thing I have ever heard.

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