Thursday, July 17, 2008

An Apology Gone Wrong

It's widely known that Governor John Kitzhaber apologized to the developmental disability community for the forced sterilization of hundreds of people back in the year 2002. What has been kept a secret is who destroyed the paperwork that went along with his apology. PHC, or Portland Habilitation (which hires folks with developmental disabilities) was responsible for shredding the documents. Isn't that kind of like the parents shredding their child's birth record?

Somebody at PHC HAD to know what they were doing. I believe it was the upper management, but I guess we'll never really know...

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