Whether castration can help rehabilitate violent sex offenders has come under new scrutiny after the Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee last month called surgical castration “invasive, irreversible and mutilating” and demanded that the Czech Republic stop offering the procedure to violent sex offenders. Other critics said that castration threatened to lead society down a dangerous road toward eugenics.I wonder if the Council of Europe's anti-torture committee considers voluntary sex changes to be "invasive, irreversible and mutilating" as well? I won't even touch the inherent contradiction in their fear that voluntary castration can lead to eugenics at the same time that they embrace abortion as a "reproductive right".
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I was reading an article (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/11/world/europe/11castrate.html?pagewanted=all) about a debate currently happening in Europe regarding castration for sexual predators and came across the following quote: