‘It’s Your Body … Do What You Want’: Woman Has Drain Cleaner Dropleted in Her Eyes to Become Blind

Shuping-compressedA North Carolina woman recently appeared on the television shows “The Doctors” and “Dr. Phil” to explain that she had a psychologist droplet drain cleaner in her eyes out of her desire to be blind.

“It’s your body,” Amber “Jewel” Shuping said. “You should be able to do what you want to do with it.”

Shuping outlined that as a child she was considered legally blind without eyeglasses, and began thinking that she should have been born blind.

“It got to the point where I felt that I shouldn’t be seeing at all,” she said. “I felt imprisoned by my sight.”

“People depend way too much on their eyesight,” Shuping asserted. “People think of blindness as a disability. I think of being empowered and being free when I think of being blind.”

She said that she would lay in the grass and stare at the sun for hours after her mother told her doing so would blind her, but it didn’t work. Years later, Shuping joined a group for people who had the same desire and learned how to pretend to be blind as she walked with a cane.

At age 23, after meeting a psychologist online, she decided that she wanted to have drain cleaner poured in her eyes so that she could become blind for real.

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“I put all my time into researching how to go blind,” Shuping said, explaining that she soon traveled to Chicago to have the psychologist carry out the plan. “I was 23 years old and I had waited all of my life for this chance.”

She explained that the moment the drain cleaner left the dropper and hit her eyes, she was in excruciating pain, but yet was glad because she would now be blind.

“The drain cleaner had eaten through my eyelids and my eyes,” Shuping stated. “With all the pain, all I could think was, Yes, this is going to work. I’m going to be blind.”

The two then waited for 30 minutes and then went to the hospital, where they lied by telling medical staff that it was all an accident. Doctors tried to save her eyesight, but she got worse with each passing week and has spent the last seven years living blind.

“Why would a psychologist do that?” Dr. Phil McGraw asked Shuping.

“Doctors won’t do it because they believe its unethical,” she replied.

“Did it occur to you that maybe they were right?” McGraw asked.

Shuping’s condition has been classified as Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID). The term “transabled” has also been used to describe persons like Shuping.

As previously reported, an article published by a Canadian newspaper in June outlined that now following transgenderism are reports of a class of people who believe that they are disabled people trapped in a healthy person’s body—and are going so far as to injure and maim themselves so that they can align with their preferred identity.

“As the public begins to embrace people who identify as transgender, the trans people within the disability movement are also seeking their due, or at very least a bit of understanding in a public that cannot fathom why anyone would want to be anything other than healthy and mobile,” Sarah Boesveld with the National Post wrote on June 3.

One of the experts on the matter cited in her article included Clive Baldwin, an associate professor of social work at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick, who has interviewed nearly 40 “transabled” persons. Baldwin also appeared on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” in which he further explained the condition, which is also known as Body Alignment Integrity Disorder.

“[I]t’s usually a very specific disability that people want,” he said. “It might be an above left knee amputation, or a right below elbow amputation. Some people want to be paralyzed. They don’t want their legs to work.”

Others have also expressed concern over the concept. Marsha West of Berean Research said that with “trans” persons becoming more vocal in today’s society, right and wrong is further becoming muddled.

“What’s really at issue here is that it’s no longer deemed appropriate to view people as having psychological disorders—and the fact of the matter is that trans-people do have a psychological disorder,” she wrote in a blog post earlier this month. “Because the Left is bent on making the most perverted and bizarre human behaviors ‘normal,’ pretty much anything goes in our moral relativistic society.”

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  • bowie1

    Eyesight is a precious thing! Why would she make it worse than what she was born with? I once knew a fellow who worked for the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) who was himself legally blind so he had very powerful glasses + large print + plus a magnifying glass to read very closeup. For some types of vision impairment they can operate to improve their sight if glasses or eye contacts are not enough. So sad to read this.

    • HisChild

      This is very sad, indeed.

    • Paula Coyle

      it has little to do with being born legally blind and not being able to see. She’s just messed up. People with completely normal bodies do this too.

      • bowie1

        Yeah, I know. Some people cut themselves too.

    • afchief

      This looks more and more like demon possession. No person in their right mind would do something like this.

  • John

    They accept transgenderism as perfectly healthy and normal. It’s a natural progression of their rational.

  • Ke Ana

    she could’ve just donated her eyesight

  • Paula Coyle

    So the psychologist was prosecuted, right? RIGHT? sure, she might have decided to do this to herself but she roped another person into it (she says) who apparently went along with it. There is NO WAY this person should not be prosecuted for going along with this idea.

  • Unsaving grace, how deaf the noise, that harmed a wretch like me!
    I once was lost, but am still lost! Now blind, though once could see
    The god of this world has blinded the minds of the
    unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the
    glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

  • MamaBear

    This woman has literally thrown away a precious gift, the ability to see. How many people born blind, or who became blind through accidents or disease would have longed to have what she threw away.
    I hope the psychologist was both prosecuted and lost his license.

  • Nidalap

    Remember the good old days when mental illnesses were treated instead of being encouraged?

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Transable bigot. 🙂

      Truly, this is one incredibly sad story, but I do not see how anyone on the “trans” side of things can do anything but support this woman and her “courageous” psychologist. And start passing laws to protect them from folks like you and me, Nidalap.

      • Nidalap

        That DO appear to be the going trend, now doesn’t it just?

        • WorldGoneCrazy

          I am not seeing a lot of trans-supportive comments on this story, Nidalap. Or is that just my imagination? 🙂

          It’s like that other story about the abortionist admitting that, “yeah, we kill humans, OK?!? – let’s move the conversation elsewhere.”

          Stories like these are sure to make a lot of converts. Helen Keller must be rolling over in her grave over this one. 🙁

          • Nidalap

            It IS a sad commentary on how far our society has devolved. It’s hard for them to show support for stories like this one. This is the type of “trans” that’s supposed to still be in the closet. We haven’t sunk quite to the point where it will be readily accepted.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            So true, so sad. Well, I did my part for the trans crowd by promptly labelling you a transable bigot. That should earn me points with them, right? 🙂

          • Nidalap

            Ha! Well, it WOULD have if you’d have been able to convince them you truly meant it! Can you imagine the unholy ‘joy’ if they thought they’d actually won a convert? 🙂

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Are you sure I have not converted back? Maybe I am reverting to my atheistic days, in which reason takes a rest. This Christian stuff is hard work! Much easier to proclaim “There is no God, and I hate Him!” “You evil Christians.” “Take that cross down!” “My relatives are rats and my cousins are cockroaches.” “There is no God – now everyone stop asking so many questions!” Oh goodness, do I need to break out the Atheist Creed tonight to get some response to this story?!? 🙂

          • MamaBear

            LOL We know you’ll never go back to being an atheist. But you are right, in this day and age sometimes “this Christian stuff is hard work!”

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            No, a deconversion is not going to happen. But, you forgot to mention to me that there were serious obligations and obediences required on the part of the Christian, as part of the sanctifying process, when I was walking around with that huge smile on my face after experiencing God’s Amazing Grace! Alas, it was too late anyway. Thank God He does not give us His full vision! 🙂

          • MamaBear

            I was still a kid when I decided. I am thankful I did not have to wait until adulthood to find God’s Amazing Grace! Although the sanctification process lasts a lifetime.
            Interestingly, I went through a period of anger at God in my teens (my Grandmother’s death), but not doubt. Thankfully, God never turns his back on us and patiently holds us in His Hands even when we are upset with Him.

  • Logan Ashli Greene

    Too often political correctness overrides common sense….

  • Chrissy Vee

    Ouch! Yikes! Really? Wow… Hey, hahaha does anybody remember Schoolhouse Rock’s Interjections song?

    • Chrissy Vee

      P.S. It ends in Hallelujah! Imagine that….

  • wit brown

    I wonder if this would be a trend in this messed culture? i did not thought of this one, But is it her right to go blind? Should tax payers now pay for assistance for her?

  • Ax2root

    The psychologist is criminally liable and should be in prison and this psychopathic woman is mentally ill.

    They both probably need deliverance from demons

  • Adriana

    So she took the libey to do whatever she wants with her body and the psychologist assisted her.. I suppose that she also took the liberty to care for herself, by herself with her own body’s ability and capacity and respect others bodies not force them to put their healthy bodies to work extra hard and be overwhelmed and abused by the care she might need.. I assume that she also took the liberty to provide for herself and not be a burden on the finnces of the healthy hard working people of the country whose money, pay the taxes and support the economy.. Who paid for the medical expenses? Was it her or was it someone else? I hope that with this selfish decision of hers, she chose and decided upon all its implications and not be a burden on the rest of the society …