View Poll Results: Who, if anyone, should the State force on birth control?

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  • The mentally retarded

    31 31.00%
  • Those with genetic diseases that will cost the State

    29 29.00%
  • Drug addicts

    35 35.00%
  • Child abusers

    36 36.00%
  • Those receiving government assistance (food stamps, welfare)

    41 41.00%
  • Those who've already had 2 or 3 kids (overpopulation)

    15 15.00%
  • Anyone failing a psychological test

    14 14.00%
  • Women over 35 (Higher rate of genetic anomalies)

    3 3.00%
  • Girls under 18

    21 21.00%
  • Forced birth control is a violation of basic human rights

    52 52.00%
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Thread: Who, if anyone, should be put on State mandated birth control?

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    Who, if anyone, should be put on State mandated birth control?

    What do you think, should the State mandate birth control for anyone? This will be a multiple choice poll.

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    Re: Who, if anyone, should be put on State mandated birth control?

    The mentally retarded
    No. Most forms of mental retardation are not hereditary.

    Those with genetic diseases that will cost the State
    Depends what they have, if they could safely use birth control, etc. I don't think people with severe genetic diseases that are likely to be passed on should be reproducing.

    Drug addicts
    No. The logistics of mandating this would be nightmarish.

    Child abusers
    Possibly. Depends how severe the abuse was, how long ago, if they've shown remorse or taken any action to correct it, etc.

    Those receiving government assistance (food stamps, welfare)
    No. This is thinly-veiled racism.

    Those who've already had 2 or 3 kids (overpopulation)
    No. That's just not a problem in this country.

    Anyone failing a psychological test
    What kind of test?

    Women over 35 (Higher rate of genetic anomalies)
    Girls under 18
    No. The government shouldn't be in the business of deciding at what age people are allowed to have kids.

    Forced birth control is a violation of basic human rights
    In most circumstances, I would agree. There were a couple on your list that I'm on the fence about though.
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    Re: Who, if anyone, should be put on State mandated birth control?

    In general, I am against this, for those receiving government assistance (food stamps, welfare); BUT if you take the King's coin...

    It would solve a lot of problems. Their own and society's.

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    Re: Who, if anyone, should be put on State mandated birth control?

    I do think there should be much more accoutability built into the welfare system. Not sure how to accomplish that.

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    Re: Who, if anyone, should be put on State mandated birth control?

    While I am an AVID proponent of birth control, I don't believe there should be a state mandate for it. I believe that birth control and sterilization procedures should be subsidized for by the state, there should be birth control for men as well as women, and there should be comprehensive education for sex and birth control. However, I don't believe that the state should force such birth control on others. That's too much government interference in the private lives of people, and disrespects the reproductive rights of the people.

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    Re: Who, if anyone, should be put on State mandated birth control?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    While I am an AVID proponent of birth control, I don't believe there should be a state mandate for it. I believe that birth control and sterilization procedures should be subsidized for by the state, there should be birth control for men as well as women, and there should be comprehensive education for sex and birth control. However, I don't believe that the state should force such birth control on others. That's too much government interference in the private lives of people, and disrespects the reproductive rights of the people.
    What about government incentives for sterilization?

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    Re: Who, if anyone, should be put on State mandated birth control?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    What about government incentives for sterilization?
    Nope. It is not the government's job to provide incentives for the people. The government should provide these services so that anybody can have access to them whether they are wealthy or poor or man or woman. It is not up to the government to decide for the people or to push them to make one choice or another.

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    Re: Who, if anyone, should be put on State mandated birth control?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Nope. It is not the government's job to provide incentives for the people. The government should provide these services so that anybody can have access to them whether they are wealthy or poor or man or woman. It is not up to the government to decide for the people or to push them to make one choice or another.
    The government provides all sorts of other incentives, to businesses, farmers, drug companies, etc. They do this for the common good. Why not encourage long term welfare recipients, drug addicts, etc, to be sterilized?

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    Re: Who, if anyone, should be put on State mandated birth control?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    What do you think, should the State mandate birth control for anyone? This will be a multiple choice poll.
    No one. Under any circumstances.

    If we give our government the authority to mandate birth control for a select group it will only be a matter of time before they're using that power on another group.

    And one day it just might be a group you're in.
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    Re: Who, if anyone, should be put on State mandated birth control?

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    In general, I am against this, for those receiving government assistance (food stamps, welfare); BUT if you take the King's coin...
    The answer then is to stop giving away the King's coin.

    It would solve a lot of problems. Their own and society's.
    Sure, and it would create a whole new batch of problems. The biggest one being that we just gave our government the authority to decide who gets pregnant and who doesn't.

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