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Old 07-13-06, 11:00 AM
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Cash to stop drug babies

http://www.katu.com/stories/87534.html

Controversial project pays to stop drug babies

PORTLAND, Ore. - A controversial program that pays drug-addicted women to not have children arrived in Portland on Wednesday.
The program, called Project Prevention, pays women addicts $300 to have procedures or use medication to permanently prevent future pregnancies.

Barbara Harris started the project and travels the nation with her husband and four adopted children in a motor home plastered with large images and anti-pregnancy messages.

Harris says her mission is to prevent the birth of children who suffer from the drug addictions of their parents.

Harris walks the streets of cities with her four adopted children, and puts up notices with the $300 offer and a phone number.

She says over 1,800 women have taken her up on her offer so far.

The treatments, including IUD implantation, tubal ligation, DepoProvera and Norplant treatments, are usually paid for by Medicaid.

The $300 payments come from the foundation Harris founded.

Reaction to Harris' program is mixed.

Some say it's just an easy way for drug users to get a big chunk of cash. Others think the program has merit and can prevent drug babies.

One woman who admitted she had an alcohol problem commented that she wished the program would have been available when she was younger. She claims to have had five children before the age of 21.

Harris' next stops include Boise and Salt Lake City. the number to call for more information about Project Prevention is 1-888-30-CRACK.




This is the best idea I have ever heard of and think it should be in every major city on the planet and not just limited to drug users.
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Meh, a .45 caliber will stop drug babies. They aren't that tough.
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Old 07-13-06, 11:16 AM
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but how do you stop Solarbabies?
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Old 07-13-06, 11:17 AM
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darwin at work through money...sounds good
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Why is nothing being done about Baby Geniuses or Superbabies?

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Old 07-13-06, 11:22 AM
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I just want to know, what are they doing that is so bad that we have to stop them.
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No dice. Give the crack mamas money for one last high, then blow their brains out. No babies, no problem.
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Old 07-13-06, 11:41 AM
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Personally, I think it's a fantastic idea. $100 for a three month lasting depo shot, $250 for Norplant and a $500 for a tubal.
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Sounds like a pretty decent plan to me.
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Old 07-13-06, 02:23 PM
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When I first read the thread title all I could think of was:
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Old 07-13-06, 02:49 PM
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Everyone knows zombie Johnny Cash could kill any drug babies he comes across.
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Who will give me $500 to not have any more kids?
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Originally Posted by Bandoman
Who will give me $500 to not have any more kids?
Your wife?
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I mean -
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I mean -
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Let's make this mandatory!


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Your wife?
Oh snap!! No, you didn't!
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Your wife?
right out of Wargames

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Who will give me $500 to not have any more kids?
Your wife isn't going to pay you to not have something you already aren't.
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I think anyone who would take money to not have children should be sterilized!
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