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Argument: Sex offenders lose some rights but not all; castration crosses line

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Bioethicist Arthur Caplan points out, while "prisoners are excluded from moral life... Americans have not reduced them to non-human status."[1]


Atul Gawande. "The unkindest cut." Slate. July 13, 1997: "Unlike Iran, Turkey, or Nazi Germany, the United States accepts prisoners' rights to free speech, legal representation, and health care. We still reject using prisoners for organ transplants or slave labor. Requiring castration for rape means we have decided it is acceptable to treat prisoners as less than human."

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