John, a 38-year-old addict from Leicester, is the first person in the UK to accept money to have a vasectomy, after being involved in drugs since he was 12.
He said: "It was something that I'd been thinking about for a long time.
"I won't be able to support a kid; I can just about manage to support myself."
This is one of the divides between right and left right here. People who chose to use drugs can now choose to not have children. Fewer drug addicted babies born into an absolute fucking nightmare. Fewer abortions. Fewer kids locked in a closet while mommy goes off on a binge. Fewer kids beaten to death by mommy's latest co-dependant psycho.
They've quite simply taken the position that the end justifies the means, even if the means is the addicts' own addiction. If you agree with that, please state it clearly, but don't hypocritically pretend that serious addicts are free to reject such an offer.
if you accept the premise that a drug addict is reason-impaired enough that they ought not to make these serious life decisions, like being sterilized, then would not that same individual also be making not particularly great decisions about, say, raising kids?
I think you're missing an important point, which is that the likelihood that a black American will live on the economic margins of American society is much higher than the likelihood that a white American will. So, as Harris targets poor people exclusively, the percentage of black Americans who accept her deal - all other things being equal - will be much greater than the percentage of black Americans in the whole population.
"the rest are fine & clean now, living useful lives as teachers and scientists and so on."
Well if that ain't a Lifetime movie waiting to happen. "From Junkie to Scientist: The Jane Doe Story". Color me skeptical.
From homeless to Harvard: How the daughter of two drug-addicts defied the odds to become an Ivy League graduate. Oh, it's already a three-time Emmy-nominated film.
Harvard and Heroin.
Addicted Doctors Still Treat Patients.
Treating Drug-Addicted Doctors Is Good Medicine.
Medical Boards Let Physicians Practice Despite Drug Abuse.
Why Are So Many Doctors Addicted to Drink or Drugs?
"Figures from the U.K., U.S., Holland and France suggest that 15% of all drug addicts are physicians."
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