Guardian headline tomfoolery

Project Prevention puts the price of a vasectomy – and for forfeiting a future – at £200

Erm, no.

John from Leicester, the addict who accepted £200 to undergo a vasectomy-and therefore forfeiting a future with children in it- has made that the price of doing so.

I can offer £200 as the price of a Rolls Royce all I like: it\’s the person who agrees to it that sets that price.

6 thoughts on “Guardian headline tomfoolery”

  1. There is of course no medical procedure that can reverse a vasectomy.

    Nope that’s all folks. Once they guy cleans up and wants to start a family, he’s screwed.

  2. Sorry R Grey: just Google “are vasectomies reversible” and you come up with sites like http://www.blurbosphere.net/2009/03/17/hey-doc-is-my-vasectomy-reversible-4/ which suggest vasectomies are (though not in every case).
    I once worked with a guy who used to boast about his vasectomy in the office (I think he thought it would help pull the birds – he looked and talked very much like Swiss Toni). He then had a vas -reversal and fathered a girl with a woman who was not his (estranged) current wife. He later committed suicide.
    I do not pretend to know if this was all connected, but submit it purely for your information.

  3. “Once they guy cleans up and wants to start a family, he’s screwed.”

    If it’s that easy to give up , why doesn’t he do it now?

    Why do you presume you are more rational than he is?

  4. R Gray said: “Nope that’s all folks. Once they guy cleans up and wants to start a family, he’s screwed.”

    That usually helps. But he could adopt, or find himself in a relationship with someone who already has children. Or have sperm extracted medically?(however they get it from coma patients) Or go for cloning!

  5. Most of the time the Guardian is shunting about overpopulation. Here’s a cheap and effective solution and they whinge about that.

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