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Who’s womb is it anyway?

October 8th, 2007 · 4 Comments · Disability

Alison Thorpe wants her daughter to have a hysterectomy. Her daughter Katie is 15 and has significant disabilities.

I wrote a really long post on this issue this evening and lost it – I can’t get find the emotion or energy to write it again. Bloody internet. Maybe I’ll write it tomorrow –

But one question – why is ok to have this young woman’s photo all over the UK press? Why is this in her best interests? And for tomorrow I might come to the issues of the non consensual elective procedures carried out on disabled women in Ireland and beyond and the farcical notion of best interests…



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