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IRAC Analysis Issue- The main issue in this case is that the parents of Edith Hayes wanted to sterilize her when she was younger because she is “severely mentally retarded”. Another is whether or not the superior court of Grant County has the authority to authorize the petition for the sterilization of Edith. Rules- With the Washington constitution article 4 section 6 the superior court has jurisdiction to hear and act on the request for sterilizing a mentally handicapped person. Does this infringe on Edith’s basic rights as a human to be able to procreate and make her own choices. Analysis- The superior court does have the jurisdiction under the Washington constitution to act on the petition for the sterilization of a mentally disabled person. With Edith being her own

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