Sterilization for the Poor?
State Rep. John LaBruzzo says the government should consider cash incentives for poor people to undergo reproductive sterilization, because society is careening toward a day when persons on public assistance outnumber taxpayers and the economy collapses. A look at Louisiana welfare numbers suggests his fear is unfounded. Figures from the state Department of Social Services show recipients of the main form of welfare, the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program, have plunged from a monthly average of 280,177 people in fiscal 1990-91 to 13,504 people in 2006-07. The monthly grant to a qualifying mother with two children is now $240.
I don’t understand this line of thinking — how would this state representative feel if he himself were poor and someone suggested he be sterilized? People are not animals that you take and have neutered. This is an outrageous attitude! It reminds me of Hitler’s way of thinking and what happenned in the Jewish prison camps during World War II.