This makes me sick and angry. Angry that one person decided that he could control and seperate twins. Who the heck does he think he is? So unethical. Where is the Psychiatric Association in this? You cannot pick and choose. These are real
people with real
Dec 11, '07
That is appalling. A little (or maybe a lot) Truman Show-ish, no?
Also, I can't believe they are going to wait until 2066 to release the results of this study -- meaning that these twins probably will not live to see the results of the study which they were separated for in the first place! (Most likely the researchers thinking, I'm guessing.)
Last edit by zooz on Dec 11, '07
Dec 11, '07
Despicable, outrageous, are just some of the words that come to mind.
I can not believe that this was considered ethical. I am all for research but
so often I am reading about researchers putting their needs first, and the
good of everyone else that will be impacted by that research last. I am
appalled by what was done and the loss of a shared childhood experienced
by those two women. If it were me, I would pursue it legally. I would make
sure that those researchers and the adoption agencies involved were publicly
known so that everyone would see what kind of decisions that they had made
involving those children. I would make a lot of NOISE!!!
To atone for what they have done, those adoption agencies should at the very
least, try to contact all of those twins and triplets involved and let them know
of their siblings' existence.
As for the researchers, I would go after that research legally, even if I was dead by the time
it got published. I would make sure that when it was published, if I had to wait that long, that
everyone would know what it cost those kids, and how unethical the research was. There is probably
a way to do this, and I would not give up until I found it.
Last edit by indigo girl on Dec 11, '07