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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

WTF? Drug War Eugenics?

Dec 29th, 2010

One of the most jaw dropping stories of the year comes from Campus Progress:

"Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity (CRACK), a non-profit based in California, will give $200 cash to any drug-addicted man or woman willing to undergo sterilization. And they offer a more lucrative option for women: they will pay clients $200/year to take long-term birth control like Depo-Prevara or Norplant.

Barbara Harris, the founder of CRACK, established the organization after having adopted four children born to drug-addicted parents—something she claims her critics should try before they oppose her organization. Her mission: "Save our welfare system and the world from the exorbitant cost to the taxpayer for each drug-addicted birth" by offering "effective preventive measures to reduce the tragedy of numerous drug-affected pregnancies."

"Their strategy targets low-income neighborhoods and includes messages such as the provocative: “Don’t Let Getting Pregnant Get in the Way of your Drug Habit.”
The terrifying and unethical act of offering the most desperately addicted in our society money in exchange for a life-changing procedure while they are actually using a drug is akin to the proposals of the worst eugenicists of the 1930s for manipulating "undesirables" to "volunteer." Someone in the throes of an active addiction is, by definition, unable to make reasoned decisions. 
There is another group named Project Prevention performing similar acts and they have extended their activities into both Canada and Great Britain.
These groups are simply evil and must be stopped.

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