Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Sterilizing fat people

This article
Beginning last November, the city of San Francisco began a program whereupon clinically obese men between the ages of 18 and 55 could undergo a procedure whereupon approximately 1/2 an inch is removed from each vas and the ends are sealed - commonly referred to as a vasectomy - completely free of charge. The overwhelming turnout led the State of California to follow suit, and now California is the first state in the Union to offer state-funded vasectomies to men who have been diagnosed as obese.
News to me. I would have expected more controversy.

Update: The story is a hoax. The other silly fat stories about schoolteachers and Sesame Street appear to be valid.

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