It's Dignified If You Don't Scream

On the case of Ashley X, an ethicist writes
If the concern has something to do with the girl's dignity being violated, then I have to protest by arguing that the girl lacks the cognitive capacity to experience any sense of indignity.”
Say Chris Oleson of the Westchester Institute:
Here is the dark underbelly of this debate: The idea that human dignity cannot be violated if the subject of the violation does not or cannot protest it.