Should addicts be encouraged to be sterilised?
Drug addicts in the UK are being offered money to be sterilised by an American charity, to stop babies being damaged by drugs during pregnancy. What is your view?
The US charity, Project Prevention, is offering to pay £200 to any drug user in London, Glasgow, Bristol, Leicester and parts of Wales who agrees 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".
But the move has been criticised by some drug charities who work with addicts. Simon Antrobus, chief executive of Addaction says: "It exploits very vulnerable people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol at probably the lowest point in their lives."
Your views on television.
Can this method succeed in the UK? Should drug addicts be persuaded in this way not to have children? Could the plan backfire? Could vulnerable addicts be exploited?
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