ITV is a really, really terrible channel. I really dislike it.
I get to watch Top Gear on reruns or from downloading on the net ... maybe I should stimulate the Spanish economy by buying a second dish for Sky TV!.. hmmmz
Yes I am so against any form of forced birth control of any kind unless it is with the extremely mentally handicapped and only then in a case by case situation.
We have welfare, people can sign up and get benefits; that's it, deal with it. We cannot start saying that accepting that money is abdication of right and privilege. We can not say the "bad people" who abuse it should be watched more carefully, monitored in any way. Just because we have the program doesn't mean we get to infringe upon the rights and liberties of the individual who participate in it. It's just going to happen, and there's going to be abuse along the line, if you can prove something in court fine; but if you can't then we just have to accept it.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
However as a principle I am against forced sterilization or birth control unless as I stated, in extreme cases and only a case by case basis.
Should the woman in your example have her tubes tied? Maybe, but how about if she was not abusing her kids but only unemployed and living off the state? What then? Where is the limit? A woman having a kid with a Muslim? How about a woman having a 3rd child with a 3rd man? How about a lesbian? Or is it just drug addicts? How about former druggies? Drunks? people that smoke?
The problem is that once you open up for forced birth control and it is not under very limited and extreme cases after a massive amount of review by government, doctors and professionals, then you risk going back to the bad old days of forced birth control based on race, religion, mental handicap and sexual orientation and worse and frankly I would most likely not be here today if we still lived under some of those laws. It was once that children born outside of wedlock were sterilized.. at least in some countries and in some cases only if the child was black or a minority, but it was done along with orphans.