Project Prevention

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Project Prevention (formerly Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity or CRACK) is an American non-profit organization that pays drug addicts cash for volunteering for long-term birth control, including sterilization.wikipedia
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Prenatal cocaine exposure

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With the experience of helping the children through withdrawal and other health problems, she tried to get legislation passed in California that would have mandated long-term birth control for mothers who gave birth to babies who were exposed to cocaine as fetuses.
One such initiative, Project Prevention, offers women addicted to cocaine money as an incentive to undergo long-term birth control or, frequently, sterilization—an approach which has led to public outcry from those who consider this practice to be eugenics.

Eugenics

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Eugenics
Incentives for sterilization.

Nonprofit organization

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Project Prevention (formerly Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity or CRACK) is an American non-profit organization that pays drug addicts cash for volunteering for long-term birth control, including sterilization.

Addiction

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Project Prevention (formerly Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity or CRACK) is an American non-profit organization that pays drug addicts cash for volunteering for long-term birth control, including sterilization.

Birth control

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Project Prevention (formerly Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity or CRACK) is an American non-profit organization that pays drug addicts cash for volunteering for long-term birth control, including sterilization.

Sterilization (medicine)

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Project Prevention (formerly Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity or CRACK) is an American non-profit organization that pays drug addicts cash for volunteering for long-term birth control, including sterilization.

Anaheim, California

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Barbara Harris founded the organization in Anaheim, California in 1997 as Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity (CRACK) after she and her husband adopted one-by-one as each was born the latter four of eight children from a drug-addicted mother.

Drug withdrawal

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With the experience of helping the children through withdrawal and other health problems, she tried to get legislation passed in California that would have mandated long-term birth control for mothers who gave birth to babies who were exposed to cocaine as fetuses.

The New York Times

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The New York Times reports that the organization initially offered more money to women who chose tubal ligations and men who chose vasectomies than to those who chose long-term birth control like intrauterine devices, but criticism forced them to adopt a flat rate.

Tubal ligation

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The New York Times reports that the organization initially offered more money to women who chose tubal ligations and men who chose vasectomies than to those who chose long-term birth control like intrauterine devices, but criticism forced them to adopt a flat rate.

Vasectomy

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The New York Times reports that the organization initially offered more money to women who chose tubal ligations and men who chose vasectomies than to those who chose long-term birth control like intrauterine devices, but criticism forced them to adopt a flat rate.

Intrauterine device

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The New York Times reports that the organization initially offered more money to women who chose tubal ligations and men who chose vasectomies than to those who chose long-term birth control like intrauterine devices, but criticism forced them to adopt a flat rate.

Caucasian race

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As of May 2014 based on survey forms from 4,913 clients it had paid: 2,876 (58.5%) were Caucasian; 1,020 (20.8%) African American; 569 (11.6%) Hispanic; 448 (9.1%) other.

African Americans

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As of May 2014 based on survey forms from 4,913 clients it had paid: 2,876 (58.5%) were Caucasian; 1,020 (20.8%) African American; 569 (11.6%) Hispanic; 448 (9.1%) other.

Hispanic

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As of May 2014 based on survey forms from 4,913 clients it had paid: 2,876 (58.5%) were Caucasian; 1,020 (20.8%) African American; 569 (11.6%) Hispanic; 448 (9.1%) other.

60 Minutes II

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On the television news program 60 Minutes II Harris was asked about these comments and said, "Well, you know my son that goes to Stanford said ‘mom, please don’t ever say that again,’ but it’s the truth, they don’t just have one and two babies, they have litters."

Addaction

The organization has been criticized in the UK. Addaction, an addiction charity, said its practices are "morally reprehensible and irrelevant".

DrugScope

Martin Barnes, CEO of DrugScope, said the organization's activities were exploitative, ethically dubious, and morally questionable.

British Medical Association

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The British Medical Association (BMA) said it did not have a view on the organization:

BBC

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On 18 October 2010 the BBC broadcast a program, Sterilising The Addicts, about the organization —a similar program, Addicts: No Children Allowed, was broadcast in Scotland by BBC Scotland.

BBC Scotland

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On 18 October 2010 the BBC broadcast a program, Sterilising The Addicts, about the organization —a similar program, Addicts: No Children Allowed, was broadcast in Scotland by BBC Scotland.

Moral hazard

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Moral hazard

Neonatal withdrawal

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Neonatal withdrawal