Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Monday, 18 October 2010

Monday 18 October

A nice bright morning - with some showers about. Feeling quite cold, with the mercury only just at 10C / 50F. Autumn is here, quickly headed for winter.

I could not believe my ears when I heard a report of an American woman, who is going round offering sterilisation to drug addicts. Barbara Harris says she gets very angry at the plight of children of drug addicts. Some describe her £200 pay-out after the procedures as a bribe. I think it completely misses the point. I am fully aware of the disastrous effects that drug addictions have on people and their families, not to mention the babies born to addicted women - who go "cold turkey" straight after birth. Rather than helping addicts "kick" their cravings, this Project Prevention charity destroys something else in their lives. If addicts take up this offer, and subsequently manage to get rid of their addiction, they will rue their decision for the rest of their lives. I would not be too sorry to see the back of Mrs Harris and her Project Prevention.

I shall have another post later today.

2 comments:

  1. Although it is about the same temp here today we have rain. Oh yes, winter is on it's way. They say it's coming earlier than usual this year. I didn't hear about that piece of news but must agree with you on that one.

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  2. I saw this on the news today ~ and like you was amazed at her offering £200 to addicts ~ I do agree with your comments ~ Ally x

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