I Believe In Forced Sterilization
You don’t hear a lot of news about this topic on a daily basis, but because of my brother Mark I have some very strong opinions on it. I saw this story the other day and decided I could keep my silence no longer.
For those that don’t want to go back & read my brother’s story, here’s the condensed version. At 5 weeks old he was shaken (more likely thrown – think to the floor or against a wall) and left suffering for 3 days before his parents brought him to the hospital. Once there they signed a DNR and disappeared. My parents brought him home as foster child for end of life care when he was six months old. He was still so tiny. He can hear but cannot see. He doesn’t have voluntary muscle control or verbal skills or the ability to eat without a feeding tube. But we do know he can love. And he can smile. And 2.5 years later he is my brother (my parents officially adopted him last May on his 2nd birthday. He no longer has a DNR and is medically treated just like any other child – just with MANY MORE doctors.)
His mother has had AT LEAST 2 more children that we know of since Mark (both were taken into state custody immediately after their births – thankfully!) and Mark was the FOURTH child to be taken away between the both of his parents. This situation DISGUSTS me. It more than disgusts me but I simply can’t put words to the feeling. And honestly I try not to dwell on his bio parents very long simply because they are not worthy of my time or energy. But Mark is. And for Mark I will fight for forced sterilization until the end of my days.
I believe in forced sterilization for both men and women. I believe that men who father several children by several different mothers and then collect welfare and never pay a dime of child support should be sterilized. I believe that men who have been convicted of serial sexual assault & rape should be sterilized. Maybe resorting back to chemical castration for those guys just to kill their sex drive in order to try & avoid repeat offenses. I believe that women who continue to reproduce with no way to financially provide for these children should be urged to choose sterilization.
These are my beliefes and while extreme, they come from a place of deep love for my brother and a deeper hatred for the people who brought him into this world to virtually throw him away. I’m open to hearing arguments against sterilization as I’m always up for a good debate. Just remember to keep it courteous & respectful or your comment will be deleted. This blog is my place for peace & reflection, learning & growth. I don’t have the time or desire for negativity & rudeness. xo