Virginia Lawmaker Wants To Castrate Sex Offenders
Virginia State Senator Emmett Hanger wants state agencies to look at castrating sex offenders rather than sending them to jail.
Hanger’s critics call the idea barbaric, but he said it would save the state money and could provide a cure.
“I don’t think it’s radical at all,” Hanger told the Associated Press. “It’s just something that’s not typically the thing you want to bring up in polite conversation, but again the whole subject area is not for polite conversation.
“We’re talking about people who are so driven because of the tendencies from the chemicals and the hormones inside their body to perform heinous acts.”
Hanger’s bill wants state agencies to study the option of physical castration – cutting off a man’s testicles or removing a woman’s ovaries. Louisiana and Texas have legalized physical castration, while six other states allow for some form of castration of sex offenders, including chemical, which uses pharmaceuticals to stop a person’s sex drive.
Expect this barbarism not to sit will with rational human beings.
“When abuse and mutilation of a human being is presented as an acceptable alternative to responsible treatment and housing for those deemed as sexually violent predators, there exists a fault of reason,” Mary Devoy, founder of Reform Sex Offender Laws of Virginia, told the AP.