Tuesday 27 October 2020

Forced contraception for vulnerable women would prevent child abuse, say experts

Forced contraception for vulnerable women would prevent child abuse, say experts

Women who have problems with addiction, mental health or learning difficulties should be given compulsory contraception, a group of child protection experts has said. The advisory group, whose members include a former family judge and ex-VVD party senator Heleen Dupuis, said the measure was intended to prevent child abuse by mothers who were unable to cope with raising them. It said ‘hundreds’ of vulnerable women could be made to take a contraceptive injection or implant under the plan, though exact... More >














Tougher coronavirus measures on their way

The Dutch cabinet is set to introduce new measures to combat the spread of coronavirus on Tuesday, and these are likely to include more restrictions on movement, Dutch media report on Monday. A number of ministers held five hours of informal talks with prime minister Mark Rutte at his official residence on Sunday and the government’s OMT coronavirus advisory team is meeting on Monday to discuss developments. The 25 regional safety boards will also meet in Utrecht with justice minister... More >