Judge Bans Deadbeat Dad From Having Any More Kids

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Corey CurtisWarning! Sticky situation ahead in 5, 4, 3, 2 ... and here we go! A deadbeat dad in Wisconsin has been given a strange sentence from an angry judge. Corey Curtis has been banned from breeding.

Got that? No more making babies! At least not until Corey can demonstrate that he will not only support his potential progeny but also the nine kids (by six different women) he already has.

Go ahead and say it.

What about his rights? Does the state really have any right to stick a hand in his pants and pull the trigger? Maybe not. These sorts of sentences are highly controversial because they come perilously close to eugenics.

And yet, every time we talk about the "rights" of men like Corey Curtis, I want to remind people that children have rights too. The nine children Corey Curtis already helped bring into this world have the right to a certain amount of care. The potential children Curtis could help create have a right to be brought into the world by parents who have the means and the plan to care for them.

This man is already some $50,000 in arrears on his child support. He owes another $40,000 in interest, bringing his bill to a cool $90K. If he can't come up with that, how is he supposed to pay for diapers, bottles, and car seats?

Is it fair to a child, who has absolutely no means to make that kind of money, to be put in a situation where he or she is shorted on the necessities because people simply have the "right" to procreate?

I admit I'm over-simplifying here. I'm not about to support state-mandated sterilization. But when do we get to the point where we start acknowledging that the ability to procreate does not equal the ability to support a child? When will we acknowledge that people can't simply bring a child into this world because they "can"?

Do you think this breeding ban is fair or just? What else would you suggest?


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coffe... coffee.crisp

What about the mothers? It takes 2 to make babies. None of them had any responsibility for birth control? Especially once he had 4 or 5 kids, none of them thought to themselves "huh, perhaps I should think about the pill...."?

nonmember avatar Tamara

Coffee.crisp do you realize how rediculous you sound? The mothers are taking care of the kids while dad runs around with not a care for these children. Ya it takes 2 but the mothers are dealing with there part?

xiolxuo xiolxuo

I love this judge.

IKnow... IKnow0101

Judge can't stop him from being a sperm donor.  After having a couple of kids, especially twice with the same woman did any of them think maybe I shouldn't have a baby with him.  We will get into a slippery slope soon because what if a person has children at the time they could support them and then a life event happens and they couldn't?  However with this guy he is just extremely selfish and I hate to tell the women they need to find another way to support their kids without him.

nonmember avatar Rach

No judge, jury, or government should be able to have control over the reproductive rights of anyone, no matter what. Children, unfortunately do not get to choose when, or to whom, they are born. This guy is a scumbag and the women who choose to have children with him are most likely idiots. I feel bad for his children, but it is still his RIGHT to have as many children as he wants. Yes, it is eugenics when people start determining who is good enough to have children.


Snip the bastard

Pinkmani Pinkmani

Umm, what about the women that slept with him after he had the 3rd, 4th, and 5th child? They deserve a little judgement, too. No one can tell anyone if they are allowed to have kids or not... Get married then have sex and your chances of getting child support will increase...

Mommi... MommietoJB

It should be a law. There are lots

nonmember avatar Shandeigh

I think some people here don't really know what eugenics is. Go Google it... this isn't even close. I personally believe there are some people who really should have their reproductive rights taken away. This guy is a good example. Drug addicted women who repeatably have babies are another. It's not fair for those poor little babies to have to go through withdrawals and deformities because their mother is too drug addled to use birth control. Also, people who have proven time and time again that they are unfit parents by abusing their children. Sorry... at some point we as a society need to step in.

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