While they can’t order him sterilized, could the judge just order him to cross a barbed wire fence 1/2 ways and walk down it a mile?
“While they cant order him sterilized...”
Are you sure the judge didn’t?
He made a condition of his probation that he wouldn’t father any more children.
(Wink, wink, nudge, nudge) if you get yourself sterilized I’ll let you out of jail, if you don’t I make you stay in jail.
Everyone knows what’s going on here.
And, as much as I dislike the defendant, I can’t condone the legal system twisting his arm to force him to give up what is a basic human right.
Because, if they can put this man in a position where he has to trade away one of his rights to gain his freedom, why can’t they put anyone in that position?
Get in some kind of trouble with the law (say have a tax dispute with the government)? Give up your guns and we’ll release you, otherwise you stay in jail. No force involved; completely voluntary (wink wink, nudge nudge).
Atlas Shrugged describes this perfectly.