Another topic in a different thread reminded me of something else that I think of from time to time. I want to know what other Christians think of this, and whether you know of this happening to any one else. Here's the story: Back in the 1950s, a couple whom my grandparents knew had a daughter who was quite mentally handicapped. Sometime after the daughter reached puberty (around 14, I think) the parents took her to an OB\GYN and had her tubes tied. When the daughter asked why she had to go to the Dr., the parents made up some story (yes, lied to her). The parents' position was that the daughter would not be able to make responsible decisions regarding, er, "reproduction", would be more likely to be a victim, etc. Indeed, she might not have even been able to make the connection between pregnancy and the requisite activity that leads to it. What do you think of the parents' choice to do this?