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Today Alabama enacted a law that will require, as a condition of parole, that some convicted child sex offenders undergo “chemical castration.”

The new law will mean that those who abused children under the age of 13 will be injected with hormone-blocking drugs before leaving prison. The medication will have to be administered until a judge, not a doctor, deemed it no longer necessary.

A similar bill was proposed last year in Oklahoma but met strong opposition. The former Soviet republic of Moldova also passed a law mandating chemical castration for child sex offenders, in 2012. It was repealed the following year on grounds that it was a “violation of fundamental human rights.”

…continue reading ‘Alabama Moves to State-Ordered Castration’

Thumb image By [<a href=”https://www.amaskincare.com/about/alice-pien-md-medical-director/”>Alice Pien, MD</a>] – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=72464815

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