• The woman who gave birth in a vegetative state has given a face to an issue that happens with disturbing frequency

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    The sexual assault investigation into a woman who gave birth in a vegetative state in Arizona is highlighting a bigger issue of institutional abuse.
    Experts say such sexual abuse of the disabled is shockingly common, and that more needs to be done to ensure America's most vulnerable do not continue to become victims.
    Meanwhile, medical studies show that the woman may have been more aware than her vegetative state suggests - meaning it's possible she could have felt the assault but was physically unable to stop it.
    The story of a 29-year-old woman who gave birth at a care facility in...
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