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Because of human rights, doctors must involve patient’s families in “do not resuscitate” notices, mums and children are kept together when fleeing domestic violence, and you have a right to know the details about your own adoption. Families need human rights.

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A woman with Down’s Syndrome wasn’t force sterilised

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A local authority wanted a court to let doctors sterilise a woman with Down’s Syndrome. The court focused on her best interests and said the decision had to be the 'least restrictive' of a person’s rights and freedom of action. It wouldn't allow the sterilisation.

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