Alabama Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Chemical Castration For Child Sex Offenders

“Any action that we can take against a child molester that would prevent them from ever committing this type of crime again, I support, including chemical castration. I think this bill is one of those steps to ensure public safety.”

(Hank Berrien – Daily Wire)  On Tuesday, Alabama legislators passed a bill that would punish child sex offenders by requiring them to be chemically castrated before they are released from prison. HB 379 was introduced by GOP Rep. Steve Hurst, who told WIAT-TV:

They have marked this child for life and the punishment should fit the crime … I had people call me in the past when I introduced it and said, ‘don’t you think this is inhumane?’ I asked them what’s more inhumane than when you take a little infant child, and you sexually molest that infant child when the child cannot defend themselves or get away, and they have to go through all the things they have to go through. If you want to talk about inhumane —that’s inhumane.

He added, “If we do something of this nature, it would deter something like this happening again in Alabama and maybe reduce the numbers.” View article →