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...

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Should this organization pay drug addicts and alcoholics to allow themselves to be sterilized?
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...

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14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 11/30/05 - 2:41:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, sure. It's a great idea.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 11/30/05 - 2:51:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
If the people volunteer for this, and the gov't isn't contributing any money, then I see nothing wrong with this and would encourage their efforts.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 11/30/05 - 6:17:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
nope, cos we'd have to fund it
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 11/30/05 - 6:24:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
I actually think it's a good idea. If people would prefer to be paid to be sterilized than to give up their risky lifestyle, I am all for it. It's not like eugenics at all! Who wants a drug addict or alcoholic for a mother or father?

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