Pubdate: Sat, 17 Nov 2001
Source: National Post (Canada)
Copyright: 2001 Southam Inc.
Author: Ray Carlson


Re: Advocate of sterilizing addicts coming to Toronto, Nov. 15. If I 
thought it would help, I'd pay Barbara Harris US$200 to sterilize herself. 
I wouldn't want her bizarre ideas passed down to the next generation. The 
problem is that her type of thinking can't be eliminated genetically. It's 
one thing to want to give choices to people caught in the cycle of 
addiction. But paying them US$200 for sterilizing themselves smacks of 
"ethnic cleansing," as if drug addiction is some genetic weakness we can 
breed out of our society. With this type of thinking, she will likely end 
up working for the federal government.

Ray Carlson, Redwood City, Ca.
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