I'm unsure how I feel about this; on the one hand, I can appreciate this is a pragmatic approach to a dreadful problem, while on the other, I worry that the women involved are in no fit state to throw away their opportunity to be mothers by having the juicy carrot of cash dangled in front of them (everyone involved accepts the money will be spent on drugs/alcohol).Our Mission
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.
Because every baby deserves a sober start!
At the moment, on balance, I think the pragmatic approach is perhaps the best of two awful choises. All children deserve the best start in life possible, and while not all women with substance misuse problems will necessarily make bad mothers (and I accept that for some it will prove to be the turning point in their lives) and not all women without such issues will be good mothers, giving birth to damaged children and/or fucking up their lives as they grow up, can be avoided for some. Surely that's a good thing?