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A poignant report about Ashley, the severely disabled child whose parents made the decision a year ago to keep her forever small in order to facilitate her care.

Her parents, who obviously love her deeply, took a decision that must have been very difficult, but in their eyes, correct. The issue of consent is irrelevant because Ashley’s mental development is equal to that of a six-month-old baby and she cannot talk. She will need the same amount of care her entire life and the two people giving it will be her parents. That is why I have no sympathy – or respect – for those who sit far away today and criticize them.

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