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  • cajenmom

    Am I right, reading that's just a temporary 'fix'... stop the pills, no issues.. YET, the young girl who he terrorized gets to carry that for life, no escape. And IF a baby was conceived... well, she gets to live in that hell for the rest of her life...........................
    Permanent castration might be a consideration.... I don't have all the answers... but this 'fix' isn't a 'fix'...........

  • 615GEJ1

    It is temporary based on continued medication...hardly cruel and unusual punishment. It should be permanent and painful!!!

  • Clyde Delgato

    Banning abortion under any circumstances but the certain death of the mother: Not a great call Alabama.
    Wrong side of history.
    Chemically castrating child rapists: I have no problem with that. It's kinder than my first impulse to be honest.
    Just because the decision came out of Alabama doesn't make it a bad one and the type of thinking that insists it does makes it very difficult to fix problems. We need fewer sides in this country. Really just one side. The American side. But I am not sure that problem can be fixed.

  • End of Life Ritual

    "Critics of mandated chemical castration, such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) say it is a violation of the Eighth Amendment’s ban of "cruel and unusual punishment".

    OK, then just let them rot in prison. I'm guessing most will take the pills to get out, potentially years earlier.

  • GW

    Maybe they should increase the jail time and stop letting them out ?

  • River of Life

    Well if a teenage girl gets raped in Alabama, the bad news is that she can't abort the pregnancy. The "good" news is that the rapist will have to undergo chemical castration. I'm sure that will be a "big" comfort to the unwilling teenage mom. /s

  • Mike

    Will Roy Moore be required to be the first in line or are members of the New Soviet Republican Party exempt?

  • Fred

    alabama doesnt care for kids, they allow forced births for rape, incest.

  • celtlady

    Alabama takes another step into the dark ages.

  • wiseone

    To ruin a persons sex life after they have served time for their crime is inhumane. If actual rehabilitation in prisons were present, psychotherapy would be a component to help prevent the same crime. Recidivism occurs to 70% of felons nationwide because of the absence of behavior modification in the incarceration.

  • Jake realy Jake

    Alabama wants to cut down on incest & Roy Moore! LMAO like castration would help.
    just lock em up & throw away the key.

  • TexWho

    Judge Roy Moore step to the head of the line.

  • Technophile Returns

    If the effect is not permanent then I don’t see an issue as it will allow for rehabilitation. It’s a different story if the effect is permanent as at that point we are engaging in eugenics which in of itself poses a huge threat to our existence.

  • ogrot

    Did they choose 13 as the cut off age to keep good ol boy Roy Moore out of trouble?

  • Joei

    13 and under? So a 14, 15, 16 and 17 year olds aren't children?

  • Don'tBotherMe

    "Offenders will also be required to pay for the treatment unless they cannot afford it."

    Or they can be released to spend five minutes with their victim's family and they'll take care of it without chemicals.

  • Aquarian21

    How does this chemical castration work for female pedophiles/sex offenders??

  • MandalayBay328

    Critics of mandated chemical castration, such as the American Civil
    Liberties Union (ACLU) say it is a violation of the Eighth Amendment’s
    ban of "cruel and unusual punishment".

    Oh yeah???? How about asking victims about THEIR cruel and unusual punishment at the hands of these men.

  • Chris Mann

    The problem with these things is they always after-the-fact. They are feel-good measures, to do nothing to address the problem in the first place.

  • Candy Hauser Whitten

    A cleaver would work just fine. I bet some of the mothers of the kids abused by these monsters would wield the cleaver for sure and with a smile.

  • colloguy

    Chemical castration is a misnomer, in that it is not a permanent castration and is often reversible when the drugs are stopped after a period of time.
    Without knowing more about the law, I would think the requirement would be for the convicted person to have had some form of sexual abuse beyond touching. In other words the severity of the offense physically.

  • ComeOutVote

    What about a grown man walk into girls changing room to see them naked and boasting about it?

  • ComeOutVote

    If this were done to the liar-in-chief's mother, the America we see now would be in a better place.