Charity offers Drug Addicts £200 to be Sterilised
Few things are as controversial and sensible issues as drugs and birth control methods. What do you get when you mix both of them? You get Mrs Harris and her Project Prevention. Project Prevention is a Charity project and it is offering drug addicts £200 to be sterilised.
This project has been working in the US for some time. Now it crosses over the ocean. Taking her project to Europe Ms Harris goes into UK. The project is offering incentive in the form of cash for addicts to be sterilized.
In the UK, and in Europe the project has been met by hard comments. An article in the BBC says, that a charity which helps drug addicts in south Wales is in talks with a controversial US campaigner who offers addicts cash to be sterilised.
Mrs Harris´ project has angered many people, and caused controversy. The right to inform implies the responsibility to inform and provide all the choices.
An addict is a person who can not control the intake of substances that alter his state of mind. Is offering an active addict cash a good idea? Addiction is a disease that has no known cure. Addiction is not a choice of life. However, an addict can recover and he is responsible for his own recovery. Millions of people around the world recover from addiction. There are several free working programs world wide. They have proven to be successful. Addicts have the same human rights as any other person. The right to inform implies the responsibility to inform and provide all the choices. To provide all the information and options available is the only way an individual can make an informed decision. Addiction recovery is possible. Addiction recovery is life.