Skip to comments.Cash offered to addicts, alcoholics who agree to sterilization
Posted on 12/19/2008 10:18:33 AM PST by NYer
Here's how Project Prevention responds to criticism:
Folks at downtown's Ronstadt Transit Center on Tuesday afternoon had a way to make a quick $300.
The only stipulation was that the people be drug addicts or alcoholics who agree to long-term birth control.
The group Project Prevention, started by Barbara Harris in 1997, has so far paid more than 2,800 men and women across the nation.
.... Acceptable long-term birth control includes tubal ligation, Depo Provera shots and IUDs for women, or a vasectomy for men. (Tuscon Citizen)
"Those who oppose what we're doing should be willing to step up and adopt a few of the babies," Harris said. "These women can't raise these children."Don't bother mentioning why people might oppose this.
Works for me.
People with these problems shouldn’t be having children.
Sounds like a good idea to me too. After all, nobody is forcing them.
Abort retarded babies, sterilize alcoholics (as a first step). Yet another step on the road back to Eugenics.
Should be a prerequisite for welfare.
“wonder how these unfortunate addicted people are going to use this $300 ... oh, that’s right.”
You’ll never stop them from being addicts, but you might stop some abortions and unwanted pregnancies.
Good idea, I hope they can get away with it.
A bit harsh for me. However, I would happily support it after one year of welfare! : )
The United States was the first country to concertedly undertake compulsory sterilization programs for the purpose of eugenics. The heads of the program were avid believers in eugenics and frequently argued for their program. They were devastated when it was shut down due to ethical problems. The principal targets of the American program were the mentally retarded and the mentally ill, but also targeted under many state laws were the deaf, the blind, people with epilepsy, and the physically deformed. Native Americans, as well as Afro-American women, were sterilized against their will in many states, often without their knowledge, while they were in a hospital for other reasons (e.g. childbirth). Some sterilizations also took place in prisons and other penal institutions, targeting criminality, but they were in the relative minority. In the end, over 65,000 individuals were sterilized in 33 states under state compulsory sterilization programs in the United States.
It's hard to justify programs like that after you've seen hills of corpses, so they lost popularity after WW2.
As long as it’s voluntary, sounds like a good idea.
“Abort retarded babies, sterilize alcoholics (as a first step). Yet another step on the road back to Eugenics.”
Yep, eugenics rears its ugly head again.
Anyone who wants to see where this ends just has to look back to NAZI Germany.
i like it. Sterilize all liberal democrats too. Children born to chronic junkies and alcoholics have a horrible life.
It's completely voluntary, and some of the methods offered are reversible. What's so offensive to the "dignity of a human person" ?
There's babies for adoption??? HOLY MOLY!!! I've gotta tell my brother about this! He's been waiting four years to get his adoption from the Philippines (another Christmas without children looks like it's in the cards this year.)
My friend here at work too, who's been trying for three years with no luck to adopt. He's going to have to pay $10,000 to get a Guatemalan kid.
The wife and I would LOVE to have another baby, but we figured it was such a task that it would be a dream deferred.
NYer, I can't thank you enough for posting this. I'm going to call this Harris person right now and ask for information on her adoption service!
When the stock market crashed,
Franklin Roosevelt got on the television
and didnt just talk about
the princes of greed, he said,
Look, heres what happened."
-Slow Joe Biden
Damn straight, along with drug testing.
I know we can’t support this program, but I don’t think it’s the same thing as aborting retarded children. An unborn baby already exists as an actual person. Taking life and preventing life are not the same.
“As long as its voluntary, sounds like a good idea.”
It’s not voluntary, it’s coerced. They might as well dangle a bag of heroin in front of a junkie. Addicts will do almost anything for the next ‘fix.’
I can’t believe some of the comments here.
I’m for this as well.
This way I don’t have to pay for their mostly illegitamate and uncared for children who then grow up and also become a burden and cost for society.
Do they have a similiar program for liberals?