Sapphire - posted on 04/18/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
I learned about this organization last night watching the news. Any of you ever hear of it? Project Prevention is a program that PAYS drug addicts to get sterilized in order to prevent drug-addicted babies. I read through the web site and especially the testimonials. Makes sense to me, but obviously met with criticism. What are your thoughts?
"The main objective of Project Prevention is to reduce the number of substance exposed births to zero.
In doing so, Project Prevention seeks to reduce the burden of this social problem on taxpayers, trim down social worker caseloads, and alleviate from our clients the burden of having children that will potentially be taken away.
Unlike incarceration, Project Prevention extremely cost effective and does not punish the participants.
We seek and welcome alliances with all sectors of our communities including drug treatment programs, hospitals, social service departments, among others, and have established such contacts throughout the United States.
Project Prevention does not have the resources to combat the national problems of poverty, housing, nutrition, education and rehabilitation services. Those resources we do have are spent entirely on reducing the number of substance-exposed births to zero.
Project Prevention offers cash incentives to women that are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol to use long-term or permanent birth control.
Project Prevention is a national, 501 (C) 3 organization that has paid clients in 39 states and the District of Columbia.
Our mission is to reduce the number of substance exposed births to zero."