Australian Children To Be Sterilized Without Parental Consent Under New Eugenics Law

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If you have ever seen the famous 1975 movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,
you likely recall several disturbing scenes in which mental health patients are given frontal-lobe lobotomies,
or the iconic scene where actor Jack Nicholson’s character undergoes electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
Today,
these horrific forms of so-called mental health treatment are considered to be cruel relics of the past,
but a new bill in Australia proposes that young children be given these treatments without parental consent,
and even be permitted to undergo sterilization procedures without parental consent.

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