Permanent Birth Control for Drug Addicts

TitlePermanent Birth Control for Drug Addicts
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsCox-White, B, Connolly, P, Englehardt, E, Hinman, L, Ladenson, R, Leever, M
Pagination1 p.
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsBIOETHICS , Informed Consent , MEDICINE , Public Policy
AbstractThe organization Children Requiring a Caring Community (C.R.A.C.K.) offers $200 for any drug addicted woman who is willing to undergo long-term or permanent birth control. The organization's goal is to prevent drug addicts from giving birth to substance exposed infants, who often suffer from major health and behavioral problems, and for whom it is extremely hard to find adoptive homes.
NotesCase from the 2001 APPE National Ethics Bowl Championship. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2001.
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