Two disturbing pieces of news from UK

Both concerns the Court of Protection which “has the power to make life or death decisions on behalf of some of the most vulnerable people in society” under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

1. Court bans man with low IQ from having sex

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/8301100/Court-bans-man-with-low-IQ-from-having-sex.html

(The judge uses the “ best interest” justification for the order.)

2. Woman with learning difficulties could be forcibly sterilized

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/lawreports/8321601/Woman-with-learning-difficulties-could-be-forcibly-sterilised.html

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