February 14, 2018

Judge playing God? Woman sterilized in return for reduced sentence

Amanda HeadRebel Contributor


A reduced sentence in exchange for reproductive sterilization? We keep hearing the cry, "my body my choice," but isn't this the government's way of imposing its will on what a human being does with his or her own body?

How are cases like these different from Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger's advocacy for eugenics by sterilizing minority women?

Is the government playing God in this case, or preventing child abuse and tragedy?

Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments!

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commented 2018-02-20 23:54:01 -0500
This is a tough one. I can see where the judge is coming from. She already has seven children, probably conceived like the judge says while high on drugs. Her children born under these circumstances might suffer in their lives & that’s not fair to them. This is abusing children. He will reduce her sentence if she goes ahead with it, but she has the choice of doing it or not. Frankly, I think the judge has done her & possible future children a favour. He’s not playing God, he did not order her.
commented 2018-02-15 02:07:33 -0500
Black mail.. plain and simple this is blackmail…
However it should’ve been suggested to her thru counselling that maybe it’s a good idea..
commented 2018-02-14 22:18:17 -0500
I agree with the judge, but hey HER BODY HER CHOICE the progressives say.
commented 2018-02-14 16:45:07 -0500
Facts not mentioned that should have been mentioned: She had considered sterilization prior to going to court. Of her seven children, six were given up by her. She had missed several court dates because she was either in jail or in rehab. She was given the option and her lawyer recommended to her to not do this, but she willingly decided to go forward with the procedure.

I would consider her doing this a blessing for what would most likely be neglected and possibly addicted at birth children. Think of how the six she gave up must feel knowing that “mother” gave them up because of drugs and an inability to take care of them.
commented 2018-02-14 15:59:19 -0500
From a secular perspective this the the logical solution, but from a spiritual perspective this is morally wrong. That’s my 2 cents of this issue.
commented 2018-02-14 15:41:49 -0500
I can see why the judge might feel that way, but I think that it’s not really a choice when threatened with a jail sentence.

So I’m against.

I could maybe just see it if she had a habit of abusing her newborns, but for a cheque? No.
commented 2018-02-14 15:41:23 -0500
I can see why the judge might feel that way, but I think that it’s not really a choice when threatened with a jail sentence.

So I’m against.

I could maybe just see it if she had a habit of abusing her newborns, but for a cheque? No.
commented 2018-02-14 14:37:56 -0500
If the state is being financially responsible for some or all of her seven
children, I believe sterilization is a responsible decision.
commented 2018-02-14 14:25:16 -0500
Most judges,(the liberal kind) believe they are God so accusing them of playing wouldn’t be much of an insult except they aren’t playing
commented 2018-02-14 14:06:31 -0500
Too bad this woman didn’t reach this conclusion long before the judge offered her an incentive.
Other people are raising her children & trying to cope with the results of her drug addled brain.
commented 2018-02-14 13:48:33 -0500
Children born to a Drug Addict are usually addicted themselves, before the are even born. This being the case, I think the Judge was probably right.

A Judge who offers a reduced sentence to a normal women, in exchange for Sterilization is guilty of Genocide.
commented 2018-02-14 13:45:58 -0500
Sterilization is the way to go. It couldn’t be any fun for the seven kids born to a drug addicted mother. They could have been born drug-addicted themselves. What a way to start a new life!