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Gov. Wilson on Norplant

May 28, 1991

I find it highly ironic that Wilson is considering enforced birth control for women drug addicts. The only reason he thinks he can get away with this atrocity is because the victims are women, most of them poor and disenfranchised. Have our astute politicians ever proposed sterilizing male drug addicts? No, because the majority of our legislators are men.

It is terrible that children are born addicted to drugs. But the answer, if there is one, lies in education, not enforcement. The "war on drugs" is taking its toll on the civil liberties of those who can least afford it--the underclass. That price is too steep to win a "war" that can't be won by the current methods.

NANCY GERMOND, Chatsworth

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