University of Maine researcher Marie Hayes says she has been criticized for her opinion that methadone programs should incorporate birth control for addicted women.
“That sounds like you’re saying, ‘These defective people shouldn’t reproduce,’ so I’ve been attacked by social workers for that position [who say] ‘Why can’t they have a family like everyone else?’ And the answer is they can, as soon as they get their health back.”
She did not suggest that methadone programs should incorporate sterilization.”
As of July 25, there 656 total votes and 83.24% voted yes.
Source: BangorDailyNews.com – July 16, 2013