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Drug addicts being paid to get sterilised in US and UK
Times of India ^ | 4/11/2010 | Staff

Posted on 04/11/2010 7:40:28 AM PDT by Saije

Drug addicts in the US are being paid to get sterilised so that thousands of children are "saved from growing up within a damaged environment," a media report has said.

American charity organisation, Project Prevention, in North Carolina state, has stopped more than 3,500 drink and drug addicts from having children by paying them up to £200 to seek permanent forms of contraception such as an IUD implant or full sterilisation, the Independent reported on Saturday.

Encouraging drug addicts to seek sterilisation saves thousands of children from growing up within a damaged environment, Barbara Harris, founder of the organisation, was quoted as saying.

Harris, meanwhile, has adopted five children born to crack-addicted mothers.

The organisation now is reportedly planning to set up a base across the Atlantic in Britain, a move that has been vehemently criticised by the UK's drug addiction experts.

Andrew Horne, director of Addaction, one of Britain's largest addiction charities, condemned the American charity's approach.

"There is no place for Project Prevention in the UK because their practices are morally reprehensible and irrelevant," Horne said.

"Our first-hand experience shows that people can make positive changes with the right support - both for themselves and for their children. In fact, many of our clients stopped using drugs because they became a parent," he was quoted as saying.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: addicts; charity; drugs; good; goodidea; sterilization
An addict will do just about anything for money.
1 posted on 04/11/2010 7:40:29 AM PDT by Saije
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To: Saije

New Flash, Millions of welfare moms are being sterilized ...oops, not!


2 posted on 04/11/2010 7:42:02 AM PDT by GregNH (Re-Elect "No Body")
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To: GregNH
Crack heads are shorting welfare?

We must be in worse economic shape than I thought.

3 posted on 04/11/2010 7:46:02 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Saije

The more I see, the more I support programs like this.

If you get any kind of benefit from the government, you should take measures to keep your stupidity from affecting future generations.

If we’re not going to abolish welfare in our country, I want the same thing for welfare recipients here.


4 posted on 04/11/2010 7:47:48 AM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: Saije

Coming soon, Obama anti-racism program with mandated sterilization for anyone who’s guilty of being a racist, a Republican, or has attended a Tea Party event....


5 posted on 04/11/2010 8:01:12 AM PDT by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: Saije

Yeah. Great idea. Set the precedent and next you get to sterilize the “mentally ill”. Then the “feeble-minded”. Then whoever else.

Eugenics continues to rear its ugly head. We didn’t kill enough of these eugenics psychos when we defeated Germany because there were/are a heck of a lot of them in the USA.


6 posted on 04/11/2010 8:16:12 AM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: Saije

Nazis at work. They did the same thing.


7 posted on 04/11/2010 8:35:51 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: Seruzawa

Sorry, but I agree with this 100%.
My daughter works in a level one NICU and the crack babies are so very sad. The same women keep showing up with another child needing months of hospital care and looking to a life of health problems if they even survive. Most don’t that come in real premature, and the time and emotion the staff puts in to try to sustain life is overwhelming.
These NICU people are angels


8 posted on 04/11/2010 8:38:53 AM PDT by Bekki4Bush (Non-pot-smoking boomer)
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To: screaminsunshine

As long as it is voluntary I don’t have a problem with it.


9 posted on 04/11/2010 8:40:41 AM PDT by Persevero (Ask yourself: "What does the Left want me to do?" Then go do the opposite.)
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To: Seruzawa

“The Shadows are darkest when the Sun is brightest.”

(Paraphrased from Glenn Beck)

This sounds like a metaphor for the existence of evil ideologies in the US. There sure are a lot of extremists in the US...


10 posted on 04/11/2010 8:47:10 AM PDT by MetaThought
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To: Bekki4Bush

I’m more concerned about the precedent. Eugenics is a virulent poison. Given this nose in the tent the “option” will eventually become a mandate and the numbers of people “qualifying” for sterilization will expand. As always.


11 posted on 04/11/2010 8:49:13 AM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: Seruzawa

You make a good point. The sterilization project is something that was encouraged during the Eugenics craze in this country back in the early 20th century. In fact, that is how Margaret Sanger , the founder of Planned Parenthood, got started. She also believed in the sterilization of what was then called the “unfit”. ALthough it is tempting to think the world would be better off if the drug addicts were sterilized, the process would never stop with them. It would quickly spread to any social undesirable which, depending upon the era, could be anyone not in step with the prevaling governmental philosophy.


12 posted on 04/11/2010 8:50:06 AM PDT by sueuprising
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To: Seruzawa
Yeah. Great idea. Set the precedent and next you get to sterilize the “mentally ill”. Then the “feeble-minded”. Then whoever else.

Nobody's being forced to do anything. If you are an addict, you are offered a reward of a few hundred bucks if you go to be sterilized.

13 posted on 04/11/2010 8:54:19 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: sueuprising
ALthough it is tempting to think the world would be better off if the drug addicts were sterilized, the process would never stop with them

Cant be repeated enough. Government encroachment is never stopped by allowing them to do just a little bit more. How about alcoholics, smokers? What about people with genetic disorders that may be passed on to the children? Government will NOT stop and one would be sadly mistaken if they believe it will stop before getting to them.
14 posted on 04/11/2010 9:09:53 AM PDT by D1X1E
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To: Saije

Drug addicts being paid to get sterilised in US and UK

Replace the drug addicts in this title with Progressives and I will gladly ante up more tax money for this government program.


15 posted on 04/11/2010 9:22:07 AM PDT by anonsquared
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To: PapaBear3625

Great. Take a collection and pay them yourself. Leave me out of it.


16 posted on 04/11/2010 9:27:22 AM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: Seruzawa

Please. This programme is voluntary. And condemning something because the Nazis did something similar could be applied to many things which are actually sensible. The death penalty, imprisonment, military service, taking children camping and teaching them outdoorsmanship etc etc...

I fully support the idea of voluntarily sterilizing drug addicts and preventing them from conceiving children that will either be aborted or condemned to a life of abuse, neglect and excruciating misery... Some of which they will later go on to inflict on innocent people as a result of their dysfunctional childhood.
Call me back if they suggest making it compulsory or coercive. Until then, great idea....


17 posted on 04/11/2010 9:28:22 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: FLAMING DEATH
The more I see, the more I support programs like this.

I hate to say it but I do to. There are just some groups that shouldn't reproduce and, unfortunately, these groups tend to reproduce a lot.

The crack babies from the 80s are all grown up now and we can't build prisons fast enough to protect us from them.

18 posted on 04/11/2010 9:31:08 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Seruzawa
Great. Take a collection and pay them yourself. Leave me out of it.

You didn't read the article, That's exactly what's happening. A private organization is paying addicts to get sterilized. No government is involved.

19 posted on 04/11/2010 10:32:21 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: Seruzawa

The dirty little not so secret is that the US had a triving eugenics program in the US in the late 20’s and early 30’s. I have a 1930’s set of encyclopedias that expounds on the wonderful eugenic programs an how it would enhance the progress of the country and help humanities future. The first time I read it, my jaw dropped. Then I realized this all came from the progressives of the day. Things have not changed much.

BTW - What will happen when a few sterilized druggies get cleaned up and want kids? Will they sue? I am sure lawyers are already figuring out how to file lawsuits.


20 posted on 04/11/2010 10:33:15 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Drew68
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There are just some groups that shouldn't reproduce and, unfortunately, these groups tend to reproduce a lot.

Too true.

21 posted on 04/11/2010 10:39:24 AM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Saije

This is a great start.


22 posted on 04/11/2010 10:40:24 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

“This is a great start.”

Hmmm...they are trading a bag for their balls?


23 posted on 04/11/2010 11:04:08 AM PDT by Birdsbane ("Onward through the fog!" ... Oat Willie)
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