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A judge in Travis County has ordered a woman to stop having children as a condition of her probation in her case of injury to a child by omission, an extraordinary measure that legal experts say could be unconstitutional.
The order was for Felicia Salazar, 20, who admitted to failing to provide protection and medical care to her then-19-month-old daughter last year. The girl suffered broken bones and other injuries when she was beaten by her father, Roberto Alvarado, 25, who was sentenced t
In addition to requiring Salazar to perform 100 hours of community service and to undergo a mental health assessment and setting other typical conditions, Baird told Salazar not to have any more children.
Originally posted by LostNemesis
This judge should simply allow her to be fixed for free. Many people don't care for children, and should not have them.
Originally posted by keeb333
Breaking the cycle and preventing idiots from having children would be a step in the right direction, humanitarianly speaking. But, from a standpoint of liberty and freedom, it would be a step backwards. What is more important, freedom or humanitarianism? I can't answer this question.
Originally posted by Maxmars
reply to post by d11_m_na_c05
You'll get no argument from me. Child abuse is a weak spot of mine, and frankly, there is no excuse for allowing it to happen. I don't know the particulars of the case, but I suppose it is possible that she might not have been physically or mentally capable of dealing with her husbands physical assault of the child, so I hesitate to pass the blame on her. But the courts have heard the case, and presumably they took this action with all good intentions.
I just can't see how a judge can legally bind someone not to reproduce. It seems odd.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by greeneyedleo
They should forcefully sterilize the stupid wench.
In fact, ANYONE who is a part of a case like this, male and female, should be forcefully sterilized.
It's about time we take action to stop stupid people from reproducing damnit!