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A bill has gone through to congress (today I think) from Detroit to pump oestrogen and progesterone into the water supply as birth control in areas with high claimants of benefits.  I can’t believe this will go through, honestly how can they get away with it.  And I thought fluoride in some areas water supply over here was bad.  I am absolutely appalled at the idea of this and so angry how can they justify doing this to people.

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I cannot believe that, how very very very scary. Why do people in so called power think they have the right to play with people’s lives as if they are just characters in a computer game. Oh it’s making me shudder!

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Are you sure?  I’ve just checked google to find more info on how they can justify it etc and I can’t seem to find anything.  I’d have though it would have been big news there.  Maybe my google skills are too tired!

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Aaah, found something… http://www.infowars.com/detroit-columnist-calls-for-sterilants-in-the-drinking-water-to-curb-poverty-numbers/

ETA: Looks like it’s just some idiot calling for it.  There would be huge outcry against it.

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Erimentha - 14 February 2012 11:08 PM

A bill has gone through to congress (today I think) from Detroit to pump oestrogen and progesterone into the water supply as birth control in areas with high claimants of benefits.  I can’t believe this will go through, honestly how can they get away with it.  And I thought fluoride in some areas water supply over here was bad.  I am absolutely appalled at the idea of this and so angry how can they justify doing this to people.

Where did you read this—I would imagine there would be a huge outcry if it was the case.
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So it was just a columnist sounding off? Sounds like we’re giving a lot of airplay to the US equivalent of Jeremy Clarkson….

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It was a topic covered in my DH’s Ethics class yesterday, his lecturer had them discussing the ethical implications of it.

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I’m surprised a lecturer raised it as a subject of debate without expressing it as a piece of “sensationalist journalism”.

Erimentha - 15 February 2012 07:50 AM

It was a topic covered in my DH’s Ethics class yesterday, his lecturer had them discussing the ethical implications of it.

Ah - well it is a fair enough subject for a hypothetical debate in an ethics class, but from your OP I thought it was a bill that had been actually been passed by the US Congress.

Jacqui - 15 February 2012 09:39 AM

hypothetical debate

that was the word I was thinking of - couldn’t think of the right word grin

Wow, this is scary.  A bill going through doesn’t mean it’s been voted on or passed, but just the fact that someone wrote it, and brought it forward is shocking.

Alas, our government does have a history of doing these things.  The Tuskegee siphilis experiment is one, the involuntary sterilization of Puerto Rican woman is another.  These both occurred early in the 1900’s, but alas, other similar things have happened since, and I wouldn’t put it past some members of the US populace to try to do these things again.

Hopefully the bill will get the hearing it deserves (i.e. none).

Was it in State or Federal congress that this happened?

Nice to see other Americans here!!!

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I wonder what the anti-birth control-pro-life constituency would have to say about this, too…..that puts them in a very interesting corner, since I think a lot of them are for reduced welfare spending….

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