To its critics, Project Prevention or Crack – an American organisation which pays drug addicts and alcoholics to be sterilised – is a terrifying throwback to the neutering of “defectives” during the 20th Century.
But the woman who runs this not-for-profit programme believes she is offering a service to everyone: the drug addict, the taxpayer, the child who has not yet been born, and if she has her way – will never be born.
The project targets poor women – and you tell me what sort of choice it is when it’s made by someone living in poverty and desperate for money
As the programme reaches its fifth anniversary, Barbara Harris also believes she has cause to celebrate.
Some 1,050 addicts – mainly women – have undergone sterilisation as part of her programme over the past five years.
Ah the beauty of this idea, no need to help with their addiction, but with surgery they will be able to more freely to prostitute themselves to get more drugs. Margaret Sanger would be so proud that these defectives are unable to reproduce and spread their obviously inferior genetics. If the road to hell is paved with good intentions then she has completed an interstate or two.