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Biased comment 4 months
At first I was against this but after more research. I think i've changed my mind. Chemical castration isn't the best term for this. It's more like hormonal therapy that can reduce sperm count. Its almost like male birth control. It's temporary and designed to reduce their testosterone and thus their sexual desire should be deminished. This in addition to the fact that it will only be considered on those who's victims are under 13 helps to. That way an 18 yr old cant get this punishment because of a false accusation by his ex girlfriend that's 16 or something.
Ken 4 months
your last sentence says can, when I think you meant can't...
Biased comment 4 months
@ken thanks
Azrily 4 months
Okay, that sounds way better than what I imagined. Like I thought they were going to cut off someone's penis. This sounds far more humane.

Avewarrior 4 months
holy crap I see an almost 50-50 split in the comments. points for- -crime is super heinous -crime has permanent effects on child points against- -bodily harm should never be a punishment -double standard; what about female offenders feel free to add to either list (it is nowhere near complete
Jeffery Wells 4 months
My biggest concern mainly has to do with how chemical castration has been used historically - e.g. castrating gays for the crime of being gay. It really makes me leery of how it could be used. This version of it however is apparently temporary and reversible, a kind of hormone therapy. That alleviates a lot of my concerns for potential injustice. For example if someone is later able to prove their innocence they aren't permanently fucked because they've already been castrated.
Dean! 4 months
Also think of all the men that are falsely accused by disgruntled women. I bet most of us know at least 1 man that has gone through some sort of false allegations. A lot of them never had a chance, most of them aren’t given the “presumption” of innocence. We know we always want to absolutely DESTROY anyone even accused of shut crime.
Biased comment 4 months
True it isn't targeting women. But it is used as a both control by women and it can have a similar effect to what it does on men. It may be less likely to work but still would in a certain number of women. Also correct me if I'm wrong, the majority of pedophiles that target kids under 13 are men. While not prefect it is a solution that might actually get reduce the problem even after the people are released from prison. not perfect but a potential new way to deal with aberrant sexual practices, which we all should agree pedophilia is 100% aberrant.

Plumer 4 months
Catholic priests should be chemically castrated too, call it a preemptive action because everyone knows they just love those kiddies.
Crullerbelle 4 months
So following that every Muslim because of their tendency to choose child brides?
Spikey Dog 4 months
Crullerbelle - I like your logic
David O'Doherty 4 months
What percentage of priests offend? Either you know or you're a fucking idiot. Go ahead and Google it..

Just An Opinion 4 months
Barbaric. All bodily punishments should be constitutionally outlawed. Whipping, beating, maiming, branding, drugging, irradiating, killing. All people should have an immutable right to their own body.
Vashman 4 months
What about the child who's right to their own body was violated? Eye for an eye, aye?
TakeThePill 4 months
Yeah, except you give up that right as soon as you violate somebody else's rights. If you put your dick anywhere near my kid, you'll be lucky if all I do is cut it off and shove it down your throat. Everyone has the right to life until they try to take somebody else's. After that, it's fair game.
Jester 4 months
That’s a bit ironic, don’t you think?

Gunter-c137 4 months
I agree with the rep, child molesters perpetrate the most heinous and inhumane acts when they sexually abuse a child. I don't understand people who feel they should be treated humanely. Personally pedophiles should be executed, but that won't happens so this will do.
Pugpugpugs 4 months
I'm more worried that they'll castrate someone who's innocent. Can't go back on that.
TakeThePill 4 months
Pug, the law's only going to apply in cases where it can be proven that a child was raped/molested by the individual on trial. It also only applies to kids 12-under. I honestly think it's fairly foolproof, and a good step towards protecting our children from these sick, degenerate fucks.
ken at the dump 4 months
we are ment to rehabilitate criminals. prison is ment to be temporary and the goal would be to reform criminals. chemical castration is forever.

Barny Fraggles 4 months
I'm no fan of pedos but that's a little drastic...
Zealot 4 months
It’s poor wording. It’s more like hormonal therapy to lower testosterone and sperm count to lower pedophile sex drive
Dean! 4 months
Think of the falsely accused men. We know how disgruntled women are. I myself have been falsely accused, and if it wasn’t for my accuser telling a mutual friend that she was lying, it would have been my word vs hers and we all know a single accuser can be used as enough evidence for conviction.
Jackie MOD 4 months
"think about falsely accused men" continues to falsely accuse women...

Christopher Harbutt 4 months
This isn’t constitutional.
stephanie allen 4 months
neither is the rape of a child...
Kevin Rivera 4 months
stephanie, that's a crime against federal law. Cruel and unusual punishment is against constitutional law, there's a distinction. Im not arguing for either which way but saying child rape is against the constitution is technically incorrect.
Ken 4 months
It's not permitted. It only lowers the sperm count and sexual desire, again, for a limited time.

Dean! 4 months
If you touch a kid you’ll be chemically castrated. But if you chemically castrate a kid you’re called heroic and brave.

Frederic Lück 4 months
This is not okay.You are punished for your crime in prison time or payment but nothing permanent.Also what about female offenders? Are their methods for them too? What about false accusations? The punishment isnt okay and with the amount of false accusations you cant be sure if the person is really guilty
SûmFigöt 4 months
It’s temporary chemical castration. Hormone blocker or something like that.
Mike McWay 4 months
Temporary or not - That doesnt make it OK. Pedo's who commit crimes against children younger than 13 are certainly monsters, but to chemically alter someone's body as a condition of parole seems like something out of Joseph Mengles playbook.
TakeThePill 4 months
Hey, if Nazis were into removing the sexual urges of sick fuck pedophiles, call me a Nazi. I'll gladly wear that shit to keep my kids safe.

Joe Joyce 4 months
As horrible as these people are this feel like “cruel and unusual punishment”

Christian Kenny 4 months
That would suck if you were falsely accused.

Mod Okay 4 months
Damm Alabama gonna be as barbaric as some of hyper-Islamic countries they hate so much.
Paris Cloud 4 months
Alabama doesn't stone gay people or throw them off rooftops. They also don't make women walk around with everything but their eyeballs covered.
Mod Okay 4 months
Hey give it a couple of years and maybe they will get there.
Sushi Kitten 4 months
What about this is barbaric. The point is to reduce the risk of future crimes. This is against people already convicted of the crime. They are atleast doing something about child sex abuse and this is kind of what many people wanted. Cut the problem off at the source, the criminal.

Seang 1234 4 months
Sorry but when you take away the rights of minors you should have absolutely zero rights if found guilty. Chemical castration is definitely not too far, I wonder if it's far enough. People found guilty of such heinous crimes shouldn't be given the opportunity to strike again.
Magister Mortran 4 months
What is so special about minors in comparison to other people?
Jackie MOD 4 months
Are there a lot of twelve-year-old girls falsely making rape accusations out there? Also let's not forget that this is America where you are innocent until proven guilty false accusations shouldn't be able to get you proven guilty to begin with so there's a pretty good chance that that wouldn't be the case to begin with...
Seang 1234 4 months
The point is that if you are found guilty. If there isn't enough evidence, people should not be convicted. But if there is, they should be stripped of any rights.

Jackie MOD 4 months
Wow. I didnt expect to feel so conflicted reading the news. On one hand, this is probably the best treatment I've heard of for Male sex offenders to stop future crimes. it seems to reduce recidivism by 90% when combined with therapeutic treatment (which this law doesn't consider). On the other hand, I feel like it crosses a line of personal liberty and body autonomy that i dont like at all. this should be a voluntary process, perhaps with a touch of leniency given to those willing to undertake it. I'm not saying it should mitigate jail time, but perhaps make conditions of parole less intensive as long as they stay on the treatment. theres another thing I dont like about the bill, and that's that the meds cost $1000 a month in some cases and considering that is an ex-con how will they possibly pay for that? that's like advocating for a poverty sentance, and that's a bit much. so, I'm for the treatment but against the implementation of this law, but I still feel a little shakey on it all... change my mind?
Based Haole 4 months
no one cares you fucking shill all you do is push corporate media links and report comments that refute your idiocy ya dumb cunt
Jackie MOD 4 months
and all you do is push the Jewish question, hate speech, and adhominem attacks because you dont have fact to support your positions. you couldn't even engage with my comment here, hell I doubt you even read it, all you could do is call me a "dumb cunt" which is ironic because you clearly werent smart enough to come up with a coherent counterargument.
Jester 4 months
Based, you need to chill. I don’t always agree with Jackie but she has every right to make her points. Don’t be a detestable fool.

Christian Kenny 4 months
Alabama is becoming a mad lad.
Ken 4 months
Learn to read beyond the headlines. It's not permitted, in anyway.
Christian Kenny 4 months
Bruh the fact this is even being discussed is mad lad worthy. Alabama is a meme.

Dean! 4 months
I know everyone wants to virtue signal and act like this is a good thing. Think of all the men that will castrated because they are falsely accused by angry ex wife/gf. Think of all the men wrongly accused. This is cruel and unusual punishment. PERIOD. Castration can also lead to severe complications, such as cancers etc etc.
Julie T 4 months
it is only for crimes against kids under 13.
TheWired 4 months
Julie and you think that makes it ok? You fucking high? It's not ok period, it's a violation of human rights and cruel and unusual punishment. Also why is it ok if the victim is under 13? Why not any sexual abuse victim? There is no logical reason for these policies that have been proven multiple times to be ineffective.
Beast Of Bladenboro 4 months
I agree what if the person charged is under 18 like 16 and had sex with 12 or 13 that would be OK to castrate a kid to save other kids?

Dean! 4 months
What about female offenders??? Oh yea in Alabama they are celebrated, grown man support female pedophiles far to often. Also the men that support this kind of cruel and unusual punishment better hope to god they never face a disgruntled woman who is willingly to blatantly lie to get a sense of revenge etc etc. how often have we found allegations to be complete LIES.

mcpimpen 4 months
Hmm a developed nation undeveloping before our eyes...
WWG1WGA 4 months
found the pedo

shammy davisjr 4 months
They should have their testicles crushed between two bricks. It doesn't hurt if you keep your thumbs out of the way.

TakeThePill 4 months
*starts slow clap*
Biased comment 4 months
lol Take The Pill says take your pills