Ten girls who were heavily sedated while living at a care home during the 1970s and 1980s went on to have children with a range of birth defects, an investigation revealed.
As teenagers at the Church of England-run Kendall House home in Gravesend, Kent, the ten were restrained with huge doses of tranquillisers and other drugs, according to BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
It is feared hundreds of other girls who were in UK care homes during the same period and suffered the same mistreatment may also be at risk of having children with birth defects. (Daily Mail, UK)
The lawsuit PsychRights vs Sarah Palin concerns the forceful drugging of young people in care and in state institutions in Alaska.
Doesn't Alaska have a higher than average incidence of birth defects?
I wonder if this practice of controlling young people's behaviour through drugs adds to the problem of toxic waste dumping, which is already considered a contributing factor to the high numbers of babies born with defects in Alaska.
I suppose it's just another level in the game Sarah Palin plays with people's lives...