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Emma B BS: A snip at 200? (sterilizing addicts) (66* d) BS: A snip at 200? 18 Oct 10

Back in April the media in the UK were reporting
'Charity that sterilises addicts to come to UK'

"Drug addiction experts have reacted with horror at the revelation that a controversial American charity worker who pays addicts to be sterilised is setting up a franchise in Britain.
Project Prevention, which operates out of North Carolina, has stopped more than 3,500 drink and drug addicts from having children by paying them up to 200 to seek long term or permanent forms of contraception such as an IUD implant or full sterilisation.
Once the addicts prove that an operation has been carried out they are awarded a cash sum which, even the charity admits, usually goes towards feeding their habits."

The Independent April 10

The following month a mother or two children claimed she was approached near a health centre in Glasgow while with her nine year old son by three women who offered her 200 if she agreed to be sterilised
The woman stated she was not a drug addict although there were many in that area and reported the incident to the police
A Strathclyde Police spokesman said they believed it had been 'an isolated incident' but advised anyone similarly approached to contact their local police station.

The news today reports that the first person in the UK to accept the cash is drug addict "John" from Leicester.

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