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IEET Audience Divided on Paying Addicts to Use Contraception


Posted: Aug 23, 2013

More than 180 people answered the question “Would it be ethical to pay heroin and meth addicts $300 to have a vasectomy or tubal ligation?” This was inspired by the debate over Project Prevention, which has paid almost 5000 addicts to use contraception, or have a vasectomy or tubal ligation if they so chose. Most of you were OK with the general idea of such a program under one condition or another, such as being only being run by an independent nonprofit, or if it only offered reversible forms of contraception likes implants.

Almost half of you were opposed to such a program on the grounds that it is coerces the poor and vulnerable or that it smacks of old-fashioned eugenics.





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Wes Strong’s critique of Project Prevention Part 1 Part 2

Is Individuality the Savior of Eugenics? By Nathaniel Comfort


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