Originally posted by zeeblebot
Sunday, 6/27/2010 - 11:57 a.m. PDT — baby
I agree 100% with tubal ligation in this case. The girl has been in and out of trouble. The family is a good family and they loved her very much, but they were unable to help her ...[text shortened]... this babies life. They are also very happy that the father had his own justice while in prison.
I used to work at an alcoholism treatment center for women, and still do monthly volunteer activities there. That is the background behind my opinion.
I think that "installing" a long-term birth control device would be acceptable, but not forced sterilization. I've known a large number of women who made bad choices who were able to turn their lives around once they had substance abuse treatment and intensive counseling. It doesn't always work because women don't always want to finish treatment, but the success rate is fairly high. Thus, no matter how negatively I feel about this girl at this moment, she's also someone who has the potential to change and actually be a good mother someday, with appropriate and timely intervention.