I heard this article this morning, and thought that if nobody else blogs about it I shall.
"Hundreds of women sedated in care homes may be at risk of having children with birth defects, the BBC learns."
Now the article goes on to relate research which indicates that "10 ex-residents of a children's home run by the Church of England in Gravesend, Kent, have had children with a birth defect."
Now I am not playing the blame game and pointing the finger at the Church of England, because you can bet that what went on there was widespread across the care industry and that would include any number of charities including one I am associated with.
We can rail against the practices of the Judge Rotenburg centre but this is worse when you consider the outcomes, because it is interfering with the reproductive ability of a generation as surely as if they were sterilised and this is not even autism yet.
I am coming to that, because if the major tranquiliser regime that these young girls were under, in order to control behaviour was that dangerous, just consider the chemical cocktails that some autistic children have to endure, multiple psychotropic medications, often off licence, and that is mainstream before we even come to what the biomedical quacks practice.
Isn't it ironic that in order to "cure" or control one generation they will risk the next?
Is this a real danger to future autistic mothers?
You bet I can think of several people in my own acquaintance who have been on long term neuroleptic medication.
But anyway, whether it is autistic young people in care, or NT's this is a major abuse.