Jan 12, 2007

AMA to condemn surgery to stunt growth (Update)

Updated: 6:01 p.m. MT Jan 11, 2007
CHICAGO - Activists are demanding an investigation into treatment performed on a severely brain-damaged girl whose growth was deliberately stunted to make it easier for her parents to care for her at home.

Critics want an official condemnation from the American Medical Association, which owns a medical journal that first published the Washington state case. They also want state and federal officials to investigate whether doctors violated the girl’s rights.

“It is unethical and unacceptable to perform intrusive and invasive medical procedures on a person or child with a disability simply to make the person easier to care for,” said Steven Taylor, director of Syracuse University’s Center on Human Policy.

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