Ethical Issues with Project Prevention

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Project Prevention Offers Sterilisation To The Drug Addicts International Corporate Responsibility November 26, 2010 Charity offers UK drug addicts £200 to be sterilised. Drug addicts across the UK are being offered money to be sterilised by Project Prevention-an American charity. Charity is offering £200 to any drug user in London, Bristol, Leicester and parts of Wales to be operated on. The first person in the UK to accept the cash is drug addict John from Leicester who says he should never be a father. The move has been criticised by some drug charities that work with addicts. Project Prevention founder Barbara Harris admitted her methods amounted to be ‘bribery’, saying that it…show more content…
This charity wants to reduce the burden of this social problem on taxpayers and trim down social worker caseloads. The charity does not have the resources to combat the national problems of poverty, housing, education, and rehabilitation services. Resources charity does have are spent to prevent a problem for $300 rather than paying millions after it happens in cost to care for a potentially damaged child (“Project prevention”, 2010). Project Prevention is the charity organization that means a non-profit organization. Its main objective is to make general public aware of the problem of drug addicts exposing to their unborn child to drugs during pregnancy. The founder Barbara Harris has a personal experience how the drug causes the problems. This was the only reason this charity was born. Mrs. Harris has a good intention behind her act. $11.4 billion was spent by US government in 1994 just after the rehabilitation for the addicts and make them drug free but no sufficient result was achieved. She has already paid 3500 addicts across the US not to have children. She is visiting in the UK to encourage the addicts to undergo the surgery for cash. She has named this task as a “Long term birth control” (“Project Prevention”, 2010). People do take drugs and some of them stop taking it eventually. I am worried about the long-term effect that sterilisation may have on ex-addicts who took the cash and went for sterilisation. Now, they may regret it
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