The actress Barbara Harris set up the Prevention Project Foundation a decade ago on the West Coast. The Foundation has been so successful, it has opened offices in a number of other states. However, the current proposal to sterilise drug addicts in return for a 200 USD pay-out has shocked humanitarian campaigners.
The Foundation defends itself by claiming that the offer has already been taken up by 854 people and claims that every year, 740,000 children are born to parents who are either chronic alcoholics or drug addicts. Half of these go on to develop serious health problems.
Critics of the scheme accuse the Foundation of using Nazi-style methods to ensure the purity of the race.
John ASHTEAD PRAVDA.Ru LONDON UNITED KINGDOM