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Dr Peter Saunders.. and chemical castration
Posted Wednesday, 13 June 2007 at 14:19

 

Dr Peter Saunders is the General Secretary of the Christian Medical Fellowship.

 

Yesterday, we sat on the terrace and over a couple of diet cokes we discussed abortion issues.

 

I like Dr Saunders, he listens, and I think, he understands. He has the ability to talk you through your point of view and your reasoning in the gentlest way, without being dogmatic or absolutist.

 

Suddenly, via this clever process, you realise you have been led to a new place.

 

When it happened yesterday I was a bit startled, although I shouldn’t have been, he’s done it to me before.

 

Today the government has announced that it will begin a pilot scheme to chemically castrate child sex offenders.

 

The scheme is voluntary. Only those wishing to take the drugs will be given them.

 

You won’t be surprised to know that I think every child sex offender should be made to take the drugs, proof being supplied via weekly blood tests. The last time I mentioned this I was besieged by comments from liberal luvvies asking me to recant my comments.

 

Note to all liberal luvvies – every child sex offender should be chemically castrated – period.

 
 
 
Winchester whisperer said:
Responded: Wednesday, 13 June 2007
Sorry - what are you saying? That you're now against abortion?
 
 
Steve B said:
Responded: Wednesday, 13 June 2007
I hope you don't mind but I'm going to stray off topic.I had a glimpse last night at how savagely cruel and how marvelous life can be.I watched a programme called Children with Cancer.Cruel because the life of a 15 year old Scottish lad called Andrew was abruptly taken away through leukemia. Not the ending I expected...Marvelous because through a bone marrow transplant from Germany, the life of a young girl was saved. No doubt many such events were played out during your time as a nurse.I understand you are organising an event for Bedfordshire children next month. I wish it every success. No matter what disability or illness those kids have, they deserve every opportunity of happiness that comes their way, however brief. I'm sure you will provide that on the day. Thankyou.
 
 
newmania said:
Responded: Wednesday, 13 June 2007
Chemical castration is avery emotive way of putting it anyway. Non chemical Castration with a rusty nail ?
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Wednesday, 13 June 2007
Half measures again Nadine...I say chop it off altogether. I've still got the tool my father used on the farm.....
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Wednesday, 13 June 2007
I've got two bricks. Use the money for the drugs elsewhere.
 
 
Jane K said:
Responded: Wednesday, 13 June 2007
Where are all the regulars Nadine. Have you frightened them? Mike H,Dave,James, Sweeper et al Where are you?
 
 
Victor, NW Kent said:
Responded: Wednesday, 13 June 2007
Agree Nadine - does Reid really expect paedophiles to volunteer to take these drugs? How absolutely absurd, how out-of-touch with reality. Forced seems OK provided that some method of control and enforcement is set up and used correctly. But, like some others I would prefer to see repeat offenders physically castrated. However, these are sick people. they get their jollies not out of the sex but out of the control, humiliation and degradation of their victims. No chemicals are going to alter that so we must build more prisons - a lot more as there are an estimated 160,000 paedophiles out Never mind, the EU will prevent us from doing anything at all.
 
 
Mike H said:
Responded: Wednesday, 13 June 2007
For me there are two issues. First, I do not subscribe to the belief that an offender, having served his or her sentence, is then restored to the same law-abiding status as the rest of the population. Someone who is found guilty of a crime remains, in my view, 'untrustworthy', even though they've served their sentence. That's especially true of repeat offenders. I'd like to see long-term tagging of repeat offenders for all sorts of serious crimes. It wouldn't impose undue restrictions on their lives, but it would allow the Police to quickly link likely suspects to the location of any subsequent serious crimes for which they might be the perpetrator. As for chemical castration - would it work? Does the removal of testosterone solve the problem of a seriously mis-wired brain? It might limit their abilities in certain respects, but would it limit their perverted desires? Only when that is the case can they be considered relatively 'safe'. So, in the right circumstances I would support a voluntary scheme. Compulsion is more difficult. I think I'd support the idea if the effects are reversible. There are too many examples of miscarriages of justice throughout our legal history for me to support a non-reversible compulsory scheme. It is for similar reasons, isn't it, that we no longer have execution by the state. It's a shame that you didn't expand on your view-changing conversation with Dr Saunders.... A future blog subject, maybe?
 
 
Mike H said:
Responded: Wednesday, 13 June 2007
P.S. Before anyone with a pair of bricks or a collection of farmyard devices says I'm a 'liberal luvvie' - it's not true. !! ;-)
 
 
Unixman said:
Responded: Wednesday, 13 June 2007
Please please define what is meant by a child sex offender? Do you mean a 17 year old having consensual sex with a 14 year old? That is illegal under current law - he is a child sex offender but we all can imagine the outrage that would be caused in that case [there is I believe a similar case in the States right now]. We all _know_ what you mean but intuition is not good enough and an absolute watertight definition of child sex offender must be given before we go round chemically castrating them. There cannot be a "period" as you say - that is far too black and white - Old Testament justice.
 
 
John said:
Responded: Thursday, 14 June 2007
Another day to feel ashamed of my gender. Paedophiles,Rapists and Abusers and Bullies,the vast majority of which are male. Not only do males perpetrate such horrific acts against women, but also our children.In the main,women love us,give birth to our children, feed us, clean for us,nurse us and yet some of our gender still conduct such crimes against you.I can't think of an equal offence women commit against men.You put up with monthly cycles.pregnancy,abortion, menapause and having to look gorgeous. What do we have to contend with?....going bald! And you Nadine, you're outrageous...you became an MP! No wonder some of us put you on a pedestal!!
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 14 June 2007
Liberal luvvies - people who actually understand fluffy things 'human rights' and other such namby-pamby concepts... Grow up.
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 14 June 2007
Don't mess about with these paedophiles,a clean amputation is what's required.If you really want to appease the luvvies offer an anesthetic..
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 14 June 2007
Voluntary chemical castration? never going to work. Just another excuse to free up prison spaces. Throw more paperwork at the police, give the NHS more patients, with no extra funds to manage it, no doubt.If you really want to make good use of lie- detector machines start by installing them in 10 Downing Street. The needle will go off the graph!
 
 
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 14 June 2007
Glad to see you have the courage to print all the comments you receive...
 
 
Winchester whisperer said:
Responded: Friday, 15 June 2007
Why don't you go the whole hog and offer voluntary euthanasia
 
 
 
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