Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Ethics of Sterilizing "P"

The Associated Press
February 15, 2011

Some critics questioned whether the radical step was necessary and worried about the precedent it would set.

"This is eugenics if they are doing this because she's mentally disabled," said George Annas, chair of the department of health law and bioethics at Boston University. "This decision needs to be made based on the person's best interests, not the best interests of society or her caregivers."

Link to story here.

Blog: Eugenic or Not, Sterilization Makes Sense for "P", Summer McGee, PhD,, February 17, 2011



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