Activists fight to ban shock devices

March 13, 2018 07:07 AM

Dozens of people with disabilities, including some from Rochester, are in Washington, D.C. calling for an end to shock therapy.

The Judge Rotenberg Center in Massachusetts is believed to be the only place in the country that still uses the practice.  According to the Washington Post, the Center says the shock devices are used as "aversion therapy" and only as a last resort. 

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Critics say it is torture, not treatment.

The FDA moved to ban the practice in 2016, but as of today, it has not gone into effect. 

Activists are demanding the FDA commissioner to stop the use of electric shock devices used to control children and adults.


Brennan Somers

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