Yeah... This will work..

...I've seen some stupid ideas before... but this one ranks in the top ten.... look, people... this ain't gonna work...

"If you are a female drug addict you should be paid to take contraceptives so that you do not have kids, says Professor Neil McKeganey, an expert from the Centre for Drug Misuse and Research, UK.

He said that meeting the needs of infants and children born to drug addicted mothers was getting out of control; he called it ‘a crisis’. He would like to see a long-term programme put into practice where a woman takes contraceptives if she is a drug addict. He thinks that paying them is probably the most effective way. "

by Eric on March 17, 2004 | Comments(7) | Psycho Rants

Comments so far:

what ifn ye aint a drug addick yet? wood ye be able to negosheeate yer pay fer gittin addickted to see is it wurth it? whut the articull needs to splain is whuther thay plan on payin a nuff to keep a addick in drugs? how much duz bein a addick go fer these days? i used to know a slew of folk that wuz doin it fer free!

posted by: buddy don on March 17, 2004 07:48 AM

..I'm all for druggies having safe sex... and keeping them from having children that they can't take care of.. but, the Gov cutting a check to them for contraceptives is totally insane...

posted by: Eric on March 17, 2004 07:58 AM

This is stupid! But if they want to give addicts money for using drugs to prevent birth defects blah blah blah then why not take that money and stick their butts in rehab?

posted by: Uptown Girl on March 17, 2004 10:20 AM

How about this instead? If you're a female drug addict, you should get your tubes tied. That way when have sex, and you will, you won't get pregnant. geez give me a break...same type of logic I'm sure

posted by: budly on March 17, 2004 04:17 PM

"GETTING" out of control? Getting to be a crisis? The UK is 30 years (or more) behind the USA in that crisis. Ask teachers who have been trying to teach "crack babies" since the 70s. The snag with sterilization is that it must be voluntary. There are countless non-drug-addicted poor women who want sterilization but can not afford it. Of course, the government ignores them.

posted by: Indigo on March 17, 2004 04:36 PM

How about spiking whatever drug they are addicted to with whatever it is that makes birth control pills work?

:-)

posted by: GORDON on March 17, 2004 05:12 PM

Gordon: Patent that idea immediately!!! It may as well be you who makes the big bucks on it.

posted by: Indigo on March 17, 2004 11:06 PM