U.S. Group Pays Addicts for Sterilization

LONDON, April 10 (UPI) — Project Prevention, which offers alcoholics and drug abusers women money if they are sterilized, has begun operating in Britain.

The organization said it received almost $20,000 from an anonymous donor. The group is offering 200 pounds ($350) to drug abusers who agree to sterilization.


Barbara Harris of North Carolina founded the organization in 1997 after she adopted four children who had been born addicted to crack cocaine. She said British addicts must arrange and pay for their own sterilizations and can then get payment by presenting a certificate, The Daily Telegraph reported.

“I’ve got hundreds of emails from people in the UK saying: ‘You need to come here, please come over here, we need your help,” she said. “We’re going to make this offer to drug addicts, social workers, law enforcement. Anyone who comes in contact with these women can refer addicts to us now we have an 0800 number here in the UK.”

Anthony Ozimic of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children said the group should “have no place in Britain.”

“It is inhuman to seek to eliminate human problems by eliminating humans themselves,” he said.

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