Promoting Sterilization Or Long-Term Birth Control For Drug Addicts And Alcoholics

By robin_himself · Jul 9, 2006 · ·
  1. robin_himself
    Project Prevention '2006 In 2006' Campaign Tour To Promote Sterilization Or Long-Term Birth Control For Drug Addicts And Alcoholics

    North Carolina-based Project Prevention, which offers a cash incentive of $300 to drug addicts and/or alcoholics to receive long-term or permanent birth control, will bring its 30- foot motor home to Sacramento and San Francisco over the weekend. The group will arrive in Sacramento around noon on July 8, 2006, for the third stop in a 16 city nationwide RV tour. Prior to hitting the streets of Sacramento, Project Prevention founder and director Barbara Harris will be meeting with more than 30 Sacramento residents at the Sheraton Hotel to coordinate citywide outreach efforts. These residents will be placed into teams of two or three and assigned a sector of the Sacramento area to distribute fliers and information.

    In San Francisco, the groups fourth stop, Mrs. Harris will personally drive the motor home throughout the city accompanied by San Francisco residents and her four adopted children born to one Los Angeles drug addict. Scheduled to arrive in San Francisco around noon, the motor home will travel throughout the city to increase awareness and reach potential clients. In addition, information will be distributed and fliers posted by volunteers.

    The exterior of Project Prevention's 30-foot motor home is wrapped in advertising that promotes the program with stark, heart-wrenching photographs and statistics illustrating the life-long medical consequences faced by children born to addicts. The back of the motor home provides vivid insight into the realities of children born substance exposed by stating, "She has her daddy's eyes, and her mommy's addiction," with the image of a crying baby as the backdrop.

    Project Prevention is a national, 501(c)3 not-for-profit that offers cash incentives to women addicted to drugs and/or alcohol to use long-term or permanent birth control. The organization has paid clients in 39 states and the District of Columbia. Project Prevention's mission is to reduce the number of substance exposed births to zero -- because every baby deserves a sober start!

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  1. doppey

    Can't find it at the second but the CCLE haas a couple good articles on this subject. From what i remember they were also offering this option in the states to people on government assistance with a reward of a 50$per cheque increace to implant a long term contraceptive device. This shit disgusts me.

    Of course this option seems good in the short term to an addict (They need a quick fix) But what about it they change their minds or so clean and decide to have kids? The emotional impact is unfathomable.
  2. Woodman
    I think it's a fine idea!

    No one is twisting their arm.

    Addicts are offered the option of temporary, or permanent birth control.

    When they clean up and decide to have kids, they can adopt.

    I fail to see what is so "unfathomable" about the emotional impact of any of this; unless of course, you are referring to the senseless allowance of life-long damage that addicted mothers cause to their unborn children.

    That is not only unfatomable, it is completely unacceptable.
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