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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs chemical castration bill into law

Discussion in 'Current News & Events' started by redleghunter, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. redleghunter

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    Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday signed a bill into law that requires someone convicted of a sex offense against a child under the age of 13 to begin chemical castration a month before being released from custody.

    The law requires individuals convicted of such an offense to continue treatments until a court deems the treatment is no longer necessary. It says offenders must pay for the treatment, and they can't be denied parole solely based on an inability to pay.

    "This bill is a step toward protecting children in Alabama," Ivey said.

    Both houses of the Alabama Legislature approved the legislation late last month, after it was put forward by state GOP Rep. Steve Hurst.

    Chemical castration involves administering medication -- via tablets or injection -- to take away sexual interest and make it impossible for a person to perform sexual acts. If the person stops taking the drug the effects can be reversed.

    Several states have versions of chemical castration in their laws.

    More at the link: Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs chemical castration bill into law
     
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  2. thecolorsblend

    thecolorsblend If God is your Father, who is your Mother?

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    I don’t believe that this is good policy.
     
  3. Yennora

    Yennora Buy the truth and sell it not. Pro 23:23

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    Unpopular opinion here, but I think anyone who gets involved in any sort of child offence should be physically castrated once proven. Or maybe chemical castration for the first offence case and based on its severity (if it is a sever case then physical castration right away) and then a final physical castration on the second case.

    I know that this opinion might not sound too "forgiving" to some but I think forgiveness has no place when it comes to harming children.

    I remember something cool said by Putin "To forgive the terrorists is up to God, but to send them to him is up to me". I think the same analogy should be applied on child offenders.
     
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  4. PeterJames0510

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    I would accept the above as a solution if they also get some sort of psychological or psychiatric evaluation. Remember, the abused often abuse later on and they, the abuser, may be dealing with some terrible memories and scars.
     
  5. Yennora

    Yennora Buy the truth and sell it not. Pro 23:23

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  6. chevyontheriver

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    I would be against this for two (at least two) reasons. First is that government should not be violating the bodily integrity of convicts. True, under rare circumstances they may put to death a convict who is a clear and present danger to society if no other means can protect society. But to violate the bodily integrity of a convict when there are other means of protecting society, such as lifelong incarceration, is wrong IMHO. Second is that it asks doctors to administer this 'treatment' when the beginning of the Hippocratic oath is 'first do no harm'.
     
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  8. redleghunter

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    A few of the discussion threads on the Alabama abortion amendment asked "what about women who are raped, what is Alabama doing about this? Perhaps Gov Kay gave a partial answer.
     
  9. thecolorsblend

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    That’s fine... although I find that line of argumentation so asinine that I usually don’t bother replying to it. Because, very frankly, I can’t kill enough brain cells to begin taking that seriously, you know?

    Anyway...
     
  10. Mountainmanbob

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    Well from what I have seen here in San Diego County most of the sexual perverted convicted criminals that have been let out repeat their crimes again. Some of these crimes end up in murder. Many of these repeat criminals were let out of jail early only to repeat.

    Maybe if they want to get paroled early it could be their decision regarding castration?
    If they don't want it they can do their full sentence.

    Note -- almost no one does their full sentence.

    M-Bob
     
  11. jgarden

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    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs chemical castration bill into law

    Where was all this "moral outrage" by Republicans when a number of women came forward stating that Judge Roy Moore made unwanted sexual advances towards them when they were underage?

    Then there was the compelling testimony by Christine Blasey Ford during Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings that he had engaged in inappropriate sexual misconduct while she was still a teenager in high school.

    In both cases, Republicans summarily dismissed the testimony and attacked the credibility of their female accusers - sending a "chilling" message to America's women as to what to expect, should they make the ill-advised decision to exercise their 1st Amendment Right by complaining about the inappropriate sexual misconduct concerning powerful conservative political nominees involving underage girls!
     
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  12. redleghunter

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    I think moral outrage increases with evidence.
     
  13. Mountainmanbob

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    What is the evidence? That as long as these ones have dingleberries hanging they will probably commit the same crimes again?

    Note -- some of these guys request castration before leaving prison. They know it's the only way for them to remove their sick drive.

    Some are just driven in the wrong direction.

    M-Bob
     
  14. redleghunter

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    Look at what I responded to.
     
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