Wednesday, October 20, 2010

got my eye on this...

Well alrighty then, here's one way to nip that pesky meth problem in the bud. Literally.

Tired of the increasing rate of drug addicts giving birth to sick and dysfunctional children that they are incapable of caring for, Project Prevention a North Carolina based charity is now PAYING said addicts $300 not to have children.

Uh huh, you read that correctly, they're paying female and males addicts CASH to either insert an IUD, have tubes cut or have a vasectomy. Talking about, "They prefer to PREVENT a problem for $300 rather than paying millions after it happens in cost to care for a potentially damaged child."


Now, in theory this sounds like a good idea. But I gotta keep it 1000, offering a crackhead $300 in exchange for your ability to procreate is not really a fair choice. Shoot, we've all seen those ghetto knock-out/ bum fight DVDS (or maybe that's was just me). Addicts will do soso much more for less when they are desperate for a fix.

Not to mention, I saw this same story recreated on Law & Order SVU years ago. At the time I thought the story was made up. Clearly I was wrong. Anyhoo, on the show, even when the addicts chose the temporary solution (the IUD) the rightwing nutjobs were straight sterilizing EVERYBODY. So what's to stop them from doing the same thing in real life??

And more importantly, I'd be very interested to see ethnic data breakdown of the addicts that are getting paid off by these concern white women. Cause if they're only targeting addicts of color, in some thinly veiled ethnic cleansing, I'm gonna have issues.

Real talk.


  1. My first reaction was the same as yours: some white woman is trying to make sure black women don't have too many babies. BUT looking over the site, I do think the founder's heart is probably in the right place (she is white, married to a black man and has adopted 10 children, all black, all whose mothers were addicts). I think when you work with addicts or work with children of addicts, you become jaded super quick. My mom has been an RN for 30 years and the stories she tells about these addicts (of all colors, let's not forget) coming in to have baby number 5, 6, 7 or worse, all of the babies sick, many will go on to be developmentally delayed, almost all will end up in the system...and for what? These women aren't going to stop having unprotected sex, so why should the children suffer? In fact, in many states, if the woman asks to have a tubal ligation, the hospital will do it, no questions asked, and worry about not getting paid later. At my mom's hospital, they ask the women if they want a tubal and universally the answer is NO! And why? Who knows what they're thinking. Tough situation for real for real.

  2. isn't meth a predominately white drug???? i actually don't hate this idea. as long as it isn't permanent...i think it is better than doing nothing.