• ashley treatment,  ashley-x,  disability rights,  Uncategorized

    >The Ashley Treatment is back

    >I will write more about this later because this is a story that needs addressing.  I need some time to think on it though. But I’ve just read that the Ashley Treatment has been decided by an ethics committee to be “Morally Permissible” in certain circumstances.  See: “Stunting disabled children’s growth is ‘morally permssible” group says” (h/t to BendyGirl). They only looked at growth attenuation and not all the other issues that were involved in the treatment of Ashley X.  The very idea of it makes me feel sick however. Other entries I’ve written about The Ashley Treatment and about Ashley X All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012…

  • ashley-x,  campaigns,  disability,  katie thorpe,  scope,  Uncategorized

    >Equality and Disability Rights

    >I just received an e-mail from Scope about their equality campaign. National disability organisation Scope is calling on the Government to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as a matter of urgency. The Convention is the first treaty in history to give the millions of disabled people across the globe comprehensive human rights and recognise that disabled and non-disabled people share a common humanity. The Convention is the first human rights treaty of the 21st century and was the fastest negotiated convention in the UN’s history. Negotiations involved individual disabled people and their governments from all over the world, but at present the Convention is…