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.
Talk about one of the world’s worst ideas! I’ve known some great people over the years who were born to very screwed up parents, including druge-users and alcoholics. Being born to an addict does not automatically doom one to a life of crime and immorality. Should these children have been denied life because of the mistakes of their parent(s)? Absolutely not. I don’t doubt Sangers good intentions, misguided as they are. However, as you said, the road to Hell is paved with them.
[sarcasm filter: ON] Would not the most humane thing to do would be to simply kill them now? They cannot possibly enjoy life in their squalid existence; nay, they are being pimped and used, forced to sell their bodies just to eat and shoot up. They are obviously inferior to the rest of us; not only should they not be permitted to breed, they should not be permitted to polute the street with their presence. [sarcasm filter: OFF]
I had to use the sarcasm filter because, undoubtedly, there are some out there who would agree with that statement.