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If chemical castration could be forced on sex offenders, why

can't women be forced to go on some type of hormones when they have serious mental issues and aren't being monitored by the doctors like they should be? With the recent beheading and eating of a baby that has happened, don't you think that this should happen? Look at Andrea Yates, etc. Why are they still allowed to have kids? Why is it only males that are "castrated?"

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:42 PM on Jul. 27, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (14)
  • I would definitely vote yes, yes, yes for that.

    mommymine3

    Answer by mommymine3 at 5:49 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • I dont know but its a good idea
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:45 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • Just one point here really quick, castration doesn't always solve the issue. For most sex offenders its more about being in control of their victim than sexual gratification, so they might find other ways of taking advantage of somebody if their "manhood" doesn't function. As for women, many times their issues don't arise until AFTER they have children. Maybe something should be done if they do something horrible and are discovered to be unstable then, but I'm not sure what or if it would fix the problem entirely either.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:49 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • Yates had post-partum psychosis...so I'm gonna vote for 'no' on this
    Yoshi_Yoshi

    Answer by Yoshi_Yoshi at 5:53 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • OP here- I just used Yates as an example b/c she popped into my head. this woman referenced above that ate her babies brain had other "issues" and women like this have been in the news before. So, why do we allow them to have children?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:04 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • Hate to do this but I have to vote no with Yoshi.
    this is what happened in my hometown. It was big news and it turned out the mother was the nut. This girl was ordered sterilized. Its a slippery slope you head down when those decisions are made.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stump_v._Sparkman
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:18 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • Carpy, we were bound to agree on something at some point. I'm sure there's more if we really looked hard enough.
    Yoshi_Yoshi

    Answer by Yoshi_Yoshi at 6:20 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • Could be Yoshi haha.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:31 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • And that case you linked to...omg...Any idea what was 'wrong' with the girl?
    Yoshi_Yoshi

    Answer by Yoshi_Yoshi at 6:32 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • Nothing was wrong with her. Her mother was a nut. She sued stump the idiot judge and won, when she got married and found out why she could'nt get pregnant.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:48 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

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