Should Child Abusers and Drug addicted Mothers be sterilized?
I would like to quote a book called The Rights Revolution, by the Honourable Michael Ignatieff:
"The idea that rights are prior to government, either because they are historically acquired or because they are inherent to being human, is meant to set limits on what government authorities can do to us. Rights define not only the limits of government power, but also its very purpose." http://books.google.ca/books?id=Q-TEJPAY2ioC&dq=the+rights+revolution+michael+ignatieff+read+online&printsec=frontcover&source=in&hl=en&ei=9gL6SdbbN4zyMrL01LwE&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=11#PPA29,M1 (Chapter II, page 28-29)
Why I mentioned this is because I want to illustrate why I believe the government doesn't have a right to infringe on a woman's rights to have a child, despite the fact that that child may be in danger.