Also see: "Project Prevention: Should Druggie Moms Get Sterilized For Cash?"
A GROUP offering drug users £200 to get sterilised should be banned in Scotland, campaigners said yesterday. The calls for Project Prevention to be outlawed came after we revealed how mum Deborah Wilson - who is not a drug user - was stopped in the street by their volunteers.
Deborah, 33, told last week how she complained to police after being approached while with son Jay, nine, outside Possilpark health centre, Glasgow.
Project Prevention claim their aim is to stop "substance-exposed" births.
Critics of the US group have compared their approach to the Nazis' racially-based sterilisation policies.
Chairwoman of Scottish Network for Families Affected by Drugs, Eleanor Robertson, said: "I just cannot agree with this scheme at all - it is horrifying.
"People often recover from addictions so semi-permanent contraception would be bad enough, let alone anything permanent.
Director of the Scottish Drugs Forum, David Liddell, said: "All women, irrespective of whether they're drug users or not, should be offered family planning advice to avoid unwanted pregnancies.
However, the founder of Project Prevention yesterday insisted her visit to Scotland had been a success.
Speaking from her home in North Carolina, Barbara Harris said:
Harris used social networking sites to hail her visit earlier this month a success. On Twitter and Facebook she said:
Police confirmed an investigation was continuing.