August 9, 2013
The United Kingdom’s Court of Protection will decide this month if a man with learning difficulties should be sterilized. An August 2 article in The Independent says the man, who already has one child, would be sterilized “by means of a vasectomy.” It says the man’s attorney “was keen to stress that the case ‘was not covered by the shadow of eugenics.’” This is only the second request for sterilization that the court has ever heard.
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